Morning Docket: 03.15.19

* “This is not a normal vote. This will be a vote about the very nature of our constitution and the separation of powers.” The Senate voted to reject President Trump’s declaration of the national emergency, with 12 Republicans joining with their Democratic colleagues. Now, we’ll wait for the reality TV spectacular that will be the president’s first veto. [Washington Post]

* A poster of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the target of anti-Semitic graffiti in New York. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating. We’ll have more on this later. [New York Times]

* Key prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team are leaving, which could signal that the Russian election interference is coming to an end. The latest prosecutor to head for the exit is Andrew Weissmann, who led cases against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. [NPR]

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Morning Docket: 03.12.19

* Baker McKenzie jerks around partners the way most firms jerk around associates. [American Lawyer] * Amazon agrees to stop doing that thing that looks a lot like an antitrust violation. [Axios] * Should Ty Cobb be mouthing off about the Mueller probe in public? [The Hill] * Bankruptcy trial features travel agents explaining how …

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Morning Docket: 03.08.19

* Paul Manafort got 4 years out of a possible 24. A lot of breathless ranting will come out of this but the reality is 4 years is a significant amount of time to be incarcerated and the guidelines are crazy. Don’t be mad that Manafort got too little, be mad that the system generally …

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Morning Docket: 03.06.19

* Happy birthday, Your Honor! More than a thousand of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fans signed up to plank on the steps of the Supreme Court for her 86th birthday on March 15. Do you love the RBG enough to plank for justice? [Washingtonian]

* Allison Jones Rushing, a Williams & Connolly litigation partner, was confirmed to the Fourth Circuit in a vote of 53-43. Rushing is now one of the youngest federal appeals judges to be appointed by President Trump. [National Law Journal]

* According to a new poll, more voters believe convicted felon and disbarred lawyer Michael Cohen than President Trump, and want Congress to “do more” to investigate Cohen’s “claims about President Trump’s unethical and illegal behavior.” [CNBC]

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