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Morning Docket: 01.23.19

* “Trump is screaming. He’s so mad at Rudy.” After yet another botched interview, President Trump is reportedly “furious” with Rudy Giuliani, and word on the street is that he’s being told to dump the former New York mayor before any additional damage can be done. Best of luck, because he very obviously needs it. [Vanity Fair] * Justice will prevail... at least until the end of the month: The federal judiciary is still clinging to life amid the government shutdown, and the Administrative Office...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Social Media, Courts, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Aba, Second Amendment, Trump, Stormy Daniels, House of Delegates, ATL


Morning Docket: 01.22.19

* In college hoops corruption trial, it seems the defense wants to confuse having a "reason" with having an "excuse." The judge is not here for it. [Law360] * On the same theme, here's an exploration of how billable hour pricing models encourage overbilling that doesn't confuse identifying the impetus of bad behavior with excusing it. [ ] * Dog Gone! DA drops animal cruelty charges in "authorities accuse lawyer of sex with dog" case, putting an end to the most bizarre of the charges. All the d...
Tags: Google, Privacy, Law, Sports, Ncaa, Legal aid, Courthouse News Service, Gdpr, Ny Times, Omaha World Herald, Morning Docket, Ivan Devoren


Morning Docket: 01.18.19

* Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, which was a rotten thing to do to America's hottest lawyer. [Buzzfeed] * Skadden settles with government over Manafort fiasco to the tune of $4.6 million. [NY Times] * Ben Brafman officially out as Harvey Weinstein's lawyer. [Law360] * Net neutrality case will press forward after the DC Circuit told the FCC it couldn't use Trump's shutdown as an excuse to delay the case. [National Law Journal] * Clients planning to spend more on tech and l...
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Law, Congress, America, Ars Technica, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Ny Times, Michael Cohen, Skadden, National Law Journal, DC Circuit, Ben Brafman


Morning Docket: 01.17.19

* Jay-Z pointed out that it's nearly impossible to find a diverse arbitrator and Blank Rome says the claim that white arbitrators may be biased against minorities, "dubious, indeed offensive" and "contravenes every published authority on the matter." Every published authority? Bold. [American Lawyer] * Law professor notes that legal technology is going to kill off junior lawyers, which is something I've been saying for years now. [Legal Cheek] * Big 4's coming yo! (Hong Kong edition) [Internat...
Tags: Hong Kong, Supreme Court, Law, Jay-z, Epa, Donald Trump, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Ny Times, Kavanaugh, Blank Rome, Morning Docket, Brett Kavanaugh, Big 4


Morning Docket: 01.16.19

* Neil Gorsuch wrote an opinion in favor of labor rights and against mandatory arbitration. Yes, that Neil Gorsuch. [Slate] * The Trump Administration takes an L: S.D.N.Y. judge rules they can't ask citizenship questions in the census. [New York Law Journal] * Federal courts are now intending to squeak by on funding through January 25th. This is the second extension the Office of Court Administration has been able to muster due to aggressive cost cutting. [National Law Journal] * Kirsten Gill...
Tags: New York, Law, Boston, Npr, Kirsten Gillibrand, Courthouse News Service, Susan Berman, Robert Durst, Beantown, National Law Journal, Davis Polk, American Lawyer, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Office of Court Administration, Trump Administration


Morning Docket: 01.15.19

* States win big victory blocking Trump's birth control rules from taking effect. Now I guess he'll have to build a wall around vaginas too. [Law360] * Former Sullivan & Cromwell chief John Merow and his wife were killed in an apartment fire on Saturday. [New York Law Journal] * Quinn Emanuel adds Sandra Moser to co-head the firm's white collar practice. [National Law Journal] * Are the days of law firm expansion coming to an end? I'm guessing no. [Law.com] * William Barr will now face the S...
Tags: Law, Senate, Department Of Justice, Trump, Sullivan & Cromwell, Quinn Emanuel, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Health Care / Medicine, William Barr, John Merow, Sandra Moser


Morning Docket: 01.14.19

* In this bombshell report, it was revealed that almost immediately after President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey, the agency launched a criminal and counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was working on Russia's behalf. No collusion? [New York Times] * "They’re not God, after all. They could be wrong." Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani says the president's legal team should be allowed to "correct" special counsel Robert Mueller's report before anyone else gets to read it, in...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Deaths, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Biglaw, Aba, Hamilton, Ticketmaster


Morning Docket: 01.11.19

* Divorce lawyer lays out how this Jeff Bezos divorce will go down. [VICE] * Michael Cohen is going to testify to Congress, so that's a new circus to look forward to. [CNBC] * Florida's newly passed law allowing felons to vote after they've served their sentence may have an exploitable flaw. A former Florida Supreme Court justice notes that the law requires the potential voter to satisfy their complete sentence, which might include fines or restitution payments that no one ever expects the con...
Tags: Florida, Crime, Law, Congress, Divorce, Iowa, Rape, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fox News, Npr, Jeff Bezos, First Amendment, Cnbc, Voting Rights, Reuters


Morning Docket: 01.10.19

* It's probably sociopathic to make "I just killed a deer" part of your online dating banter, but it's downright stupid when you make it part of your online dating banter while trying to woo a game warden. [CNN] * Ahoy maties! Maritime firms Jones Walker and Fowler Rodriguez merge. [Daily Business Review] * Coming legal developments that could revolutionize the law. [Law.com] * Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law now covers police officers shooting innocent people in the back. [Slate] * Federa...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Law Schools, Biglaw, Class Actions, Seyfarth Shaw, Jones Walker, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Daily Business Review, Guns / Firearms, Syracuse University College of Law, Stand Your Ground


Morning Docket: 01.09.19

* In case you missed President Trump's wall speech, he stopped short of declaring a national emergency at the border (lost that bet), instead referring to the situation as a "growing humanitarian crisis" -- a "manufactured" one, per Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. [USA Today] * Remember the contempt order against a state-owned foreign corporation that Chief Justice Roberts stayed in the Mueller probe? The Supreme Court restored it, and that company filed for cert under seal. Suspense! [Na...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Senate, Marijuana, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Abc News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Government Shutdown, Law Schools, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Trump, Hill, Roberts


Morning Docket: 01.08.19

* Judge Dabney Friedrich proves every stereotype about joyless judges by throwing a fit over Reed Smith's practice of writing actually engaging briefs, prompting the firm to muse whether or not the judge is trying to get the firm's almost certainly Putin-allied client to fire him right when we were about to learn the truth of the nude selfies. [Courthouse News Service] * Federal judiciary trying desperately to keep the lights on one week later than initially reported. [National Law Journal] * ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Putin, America, Britain, Ireland, Sexual Harassment, Biglaw, Reed Smith, Courthouse News Service, Brexit, Newman, Roger Stone, Boston Herald, National Law Journal, Skakel


Morning Docket: 01.07.19

* Senator Ted Cruz has proposed a constitutional amendment that would set term limits for those in the Senate (two six-year terms) and House of Representatives (three two-year terms) because "[t]erm limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C." [Business Insider] * Speaking of terms, the grand jury's 18-month term in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was set to expire this past weekend, but Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the D.C. D...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Government, Senate, Russia, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Grand Jury, Government Shutdown, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Trademarks, Northern District of California, Robert Mueller


Morning Docket: 01.04.19

* That was quick! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she'd wait until the Mueller report came out to talk about the possibility of impeaching the president, but one of her colleagues is planning to re-introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on the first day of the new Congress. [CNN] * The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a confirmation hearing for William Barr, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, on January 15, and he'll get the "same fair and thorough vetting process" as all of his ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Attorney General, Boston, America, House, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Joe Arpaio, Donald Trump, Doj, Ageism, Brad Sherman, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee


Morning Docket: 01.03.19

* R. Kelly threatens to sue Lifetime, a lawsuit that will be totally worth it if the judge has to say "don't pee on my leg and say it's raining." [TMZ] * Alex Van Der Zwaan's attorney, Laura Grossfield Birger, tapped to run the SDNY Criminal Division. That's some... curious optics right now. [Courthouse News Service] * The billionaire client that Boies Schiller is suing over unpaid fees has now alleged malpractice, which is a bold move considering BSF got him through multiple litigation scrape...
Tags: Law, Church, Nbc News, Tesla, Courts, Courthouse News Service, Blockchain, R Kelly, 9th Circuit, BSF, Ninth Circuit, Cooley LLP, In-House Counsel, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Boies Schiller


Morning Docket: 01.02.19

* Out of the mouths of babes federal judges: “Those conclusions – that the president’s statements on national security are not always to be taken literally or to be trusted – are legal victories for his Justice Department....” Did you think you’d ever see a something like this written about the U.S. president? That’s our Trump! [USA Today] * A good New Year’s resolution for the federal judiciary? Chief Justice John Roberts says that while progress has been made when it comes to protecting law c...
Tags: Gender, New York, Law, California, Washington Post, Virginia, New York City, Nbc News, Domestic Violence, Hawaii, Courts, National Security, Usa Today, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment


Morning Docket: 12.31.18

* Michael Cohen: The Movie? Cooley Law's most infamous graduate could soon be on the big screen, because Trump's former lawyer/fixer and soon-to-be federal inmate was seen meeting “Pulp Fiction” and “Inglourious Basterds” producer Lawrence Bender. [Page Six] * Judge Reed O’Connor has stayed his ill-conceived ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional since many people have already purchased their health insurance plans. Gee thanks, Your Honor. How considerate! [National Law Journal...
Tags: Money, Supreme Court, Law, Mental Health, Affordable Care Act, Associated Press, Kevin Spacey, Women's Issues, Constitutional Law, Health & Wellness, Trump, John Roberts, Michael Cohen, Roberts, Mueller, Baltimore Maryland


Morning Docket: 12.28.18

* Who are the least stressed out attorneys? [Law360] * Looks like Michael Cohen's phone was in Prague after all. Could it be... these people lied about everything? [McClatchy] * Missouri's public defender system is broken and the state Supreme Court is being asked to do something, anything about it. [Courthouse News Service] * Do you need feedback from a senior attorney? Cleary has an app for that! They used to have an app for that called "walking to a colleague's office and just asking them"...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Tesla, Prague, Missouri, Courts, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Biglaw, ABA Journal, Michael Cohen, State Supreme Court, McClatchy, Cleary, Erwin Chemerinsky, Robert Mueller


Morning Docket: 12.27.18

* Law firms keep on merging and won't stop until there's just one huge law firm that will still get drowned out by the Big 4. [American Lawyer] * Eversheds lawyer found dead at the bottom of a cliff right after the firm received complaints about his behavior at the Christmas party. [Mirror] * Top attorneys under 40. [Law360] * Federalism and states' rights are fundamental to the American way of life... until they inconvenience businesses. Then Republicans are all over gutting state laws. [WIR...
Tags: Supreme Court, Privacy, Law, Courts, Biglaw, FINRA, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 12.26.18

* The D.C. Circuit awarded more than $501M in damages to the family of Otto Warmbier, the student who tortured so badly in North Korea that he was left deaf, blind, unable to speak, and died shortly after he returned home. [New York Times] * Trump's DOJ has filed many emergency SCOTUS requests to bypass lower courts, but here are the ones to watch: the asylum ban, the DACA wind-down, the transgender military ban, the citizenship census, and kids' climate change. [PBS NewsHour] * Ex-district ...
Tags: Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, North Korea, Jay-z, Attorney General, Diversity, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Kevin Spacey, Doj, Trump, Boston Globe, Frank Underwood, D.C. Circuit


Morning Docket: 12.24.18

* How awesome is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? The Supreme Court justice had two cancerous growths removed from her left lung on Friday and voted from her hospital bed to reject Trump's asylum ban. Nothing can keep her down. [NBC News] * Acting AG Matt Whitaker is getting to know the President in the same way his predecessor did. Word on the street is that Trump was royally pissed that Whitaker allowed federal prosecutors to make him look bad in Michael Cohen's criminal case. [CNN] * Just because the g...
Tags: Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Nbc News, Courts, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Government Shutdown, Law Schools, Trump, Whitaker, Michael Cohen, Southern District of New York, Austin American Statesman, Matthew Whitaker, Federal Courts


Morning Docket: 12.21.18

* In completely unshocking news, despite advice from ethics officials, Acting Attorney General and former Tight End Matthew Whitaker has refused to recuse himself from oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian election interference probe. [USA Today] * Corporate clients are trying to control their spending, and that means more and more Biglaw firms are having trouble collecting on their year-end bills, such that "on average [a firm] can lose 20 percent of its original billing amount...
Tags: Television, Law, New Jersey, Survivor, Usa Today, Law Schools, Biglaw, Legal Ethics, Collections, Billing, New Jersey Law Journal, Seton Hall University School of Law, Matthew Whitaker, Nick Wilson, Rutgers Law School, Robert Mueller


Morning Docket: 12.20.18

* Law school placed on probation and in a refreshing turn of events, the school claims to be working with the ABA instead of hiring Paul Clement to sue. [Atlanta Journal Constitution] * Woman charged with fake witchcraft because 2018 just keeps on giving. [NPR] * Secret Cohen filings? Hm. [CNBC] * Wait, the law is set up to help people like Harvey Weinstein? No kidding. [Gothamist] * Killing Bill O'Reilly's Lawsuit Against Lawyer. [Hollywood Reporter] * Federal judge still respects asylum l...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Rape, Harvey Weinstein, Law Schools, Courthouse News Service, Aba, Cnbc, Paul Clement, Bill O Reilly, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Morning Docket, John Marshall Law School Atlanta


Morning Docket: 12.19.18

* Eighty-three judicial ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh have been tossed out by the Judicial Council of the Tenth Circuit due to an "intervening event": his SCOTUS confirmation. The Council, set up to fail by Chief Justice John Roberts, "[l]ack[s] statutory authority to do anything more." [National Law Journal] * The Senate passed the First Step Act in an 87 to 12 bipartisan vote, and now the sweeping criminal justice reform legislation will move on to the House for approval before be...
Tags: Google, Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Brooklyn, House, Donald Trump, Council, Irs, Law Schools, Biglaw, ABA Journal, John Roberts, D.C. Circuit, Dentons


Morning Docket: 12.18.18

* Michael Flynn's going in for sentencing today. My money is on him not throwing out the plea deal over materiality. [National Law Journal] * Meanwhile, some of his old cronies have been charged for acting as illegal agents of Turkey, which is not the cooperation that's getting the most attention, but it's the cooperation that probably has the most direct impact. [Courthouse News Service] * Judge makes deer poacher watch Bambi. I guess to understand what a wonderful and delightful journey he ...
Tags: Law, Sports, Turkey, Ncaa, Sexual Harassment, Courthouse News Service, Bambi, Michael Flynn, National Law Journal, Claudia Wilken, Robert Mueller, Emmet Sullivan, Howrey, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket, Covington & Burling


Morning Docket: 12.17.18

* President Trump wants a court to step in to determine whether Saturday Night Live may continue to "defame & belittle" him, wondering if it could be "collusion." That's our Trumpy! [New York Daily News] * Aww, you thought you could build a natural gas pipeline across two national forests and the Appalachian Trail? Cute. The Fourth Circuit is so pissed that a three-judge panel quoted The Lorax in their opinion: "We trust the United States Forest Service to 'speak for the trees, for the trees ha...
Tags: New York, Celebrities, Law, Spain, Shakira, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tax Law, New York Daily News, Trump, Fourth Circuit, Nina Totenberg, United States Forest Service, Appalachian Trail, Morning Docket, Attorney Misconduct, Trumpy


Morning Docket: 12.14.18

* Lawyers dominate quote of the year list. That's not a good thing. [Law.com] * Ninth Circuit warns district judges against issuing injunctions because fascism works through shaming not through edicts. [The Recorder] * Debevoise and Covington have some 'splaining to do in CBS case. [American Lawyer] * Stand Your Ground law also applies to police which is obvious because it really just applies to "white people." [NY Times] * If you thought the Chief of Staff job couldn't get dumber than Newt ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Government, Cbs, Donald Trump, Abc News, Vanity Fair, Ny Times, Covington, Ninth Circuit, Morning Docket, Debevoise, Jared Kushner, Michael Avenatti, Newt Gingrich Jared Kushner


Morning Docket: 12.13.18

* Judges are sick and tired of ICE busting into their courthouses and harassing people and they're gonna... write a pointed letter about it. [Courthouse News Service] * Microsoft's innovative legal diversity program that hit Biglaw firms in their wallets if they didn't diversify is now 10 years old. Davis Wright Tremaine was the top performer under the program this year. [Corporate Counsel] * Michael Cohen's plea deal reminds of Richard Nixon's lawyer. [Time] * Intellectual property laws are ...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Immigration, Ice, Intellectual Property, Biglaw, Courthouse News Service, Michael Cohen, Richard Nixon, Davis Wright Tremaine, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 12.12.18

* Yale Law School's list of the most memorable quotes of the year is out, and Rudy Giuliani's "truth isn't truth" and Justice Brett Kavanaugh's "I still like beer" coming in first and second place, respectively. Congratulations on all of your success. [Newsweek] * After some dealmaking with Republicans, Senator Kamala Harris will remain on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The problem here is that another GOP seat will be added, but right now, it seems like there's no one out there who wants to t...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Government, Senate, Gop, Women's Issues, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Biglaw, Aba, Kamala Harris, Trump, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, Kirkland & Ellis, Newsweek


Morning Docket: 12.11.18

* Supreme Court rules pose obstacles to crowdfunded amici briefs. The Court's rules seek to limit influence purchased by shadowy, unknowable big donors. Let's see how the Citizens United faithful react when this problem comes knocking on their door. [National Law Journal] * Meng Wanzhou's lawyers looking to get their client out on bail as she awaits extradition to the United States on charges of being a convenient pawn in Trump's trade war. [NY Times] * Ropes & Gray hammers the nails into USA ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Massachusetts, Court, Sports, United States, Citizens United, Arizona, Courts, Bill Belichick, Affirmative Action, Discrimination, Ny Times, Arizona Capitol Times, National Law Journal, USA Gymnastics


Morning Docket: 12.10.18

* It's official: 2018 has been the best year for law firms since the Great Recession. Per Wells Fargo’s Legal Specialty Group, the legal industry will soon see its "strongest annual performance in a decade." Biglaw is back, baby! [American Lawyer] * Now that federal prosecutors have linked President Trump to crimes committed during his 2016 campaign, the focus has shifted to the family business -- but thus far, special counsel Robert Mueller hasn't tipped his hand as to whether or how Trump's f...
Tags: Law, Immigration, Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York Times, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Biglaw, Trump, Kirkland & Ellis, Michael Cohen, Ninth Circuit, Trump Organization, Robert Mueller, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Employment Statistics