Morning Docket: 11.30.18

* Senator Tim Scott has effectively killed the district court nomination of Thomas Farr. At this point, the administration could just grab another name out of the hat of tons of nominally qualified North Carolina Republicans. But instead they’ll just wait until the next session and redo this whole thing with their newly expanded majority …

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Morning Docket: 11.15.18

* Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charges. There’s not a lot of detail yet — initial reports indicated his ex-wife made the call, but when reporters talked to her, she debunked that. [Vox] * We should be seeing a CNN case ruling today. Does anyone else feel like Don McGahn’s absence looms over all …

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Morning Docket: 11.08.18

* Is Matt Whitaker’s appointment as Acting Attorney General even legal? Well, Justice Thomas certainly doesn’t think so. [Twitter] * Associate signing bonuses are on the decline according to a new report. On the other hand, we’ve heard about more firms offering payouts to make associates whole on bonuses when jumping firms, and I’m not …

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