Morning Docket: 03.18.19

* Sorry, bro, but one of them doesn’t like beer anymore: The Tenth Circuit denied 20 appeals of its earlier decision to dismiss misconduct complaints against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but this time, the panel was split, with one judge saying the “entire council should be disqualified.” [National Law Journal]

* “It’s not enough to legalize marijuana at the federal level — we should also help those who have suffered due to its prohibition.” If you’re a Democratic candidate running for president in 2020, you better be down with legalizing weed in the name of social justice. [New York Times]

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Morning Docket: 02.26.19

* Michael Cohen’s three days in the sun begin. [CNBC] * Lawyers trying to hold back release in Kraft massage parlor matter. [WPTV] * Firm GCs are volunteering to mentor Biglaw on diversity. If they’d just live up to their commitment to take business away from firms that either don’t make or make only a …

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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! [National Law Journal]

* Speaking of the Mueller investigation, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, who has been overseeing the probe more or less since it began, is planning to quit his job in the coming weeks after William Barr is confirmed as the new attorney general. [ABC News]

* “I don’t want to speculate about her health, but it doesn’t seem like a good sign.” Justice Ginsburg missed oral arguments two days in a row, which has prompted much concern about her well-being. Please stay strong, RBG. We need you! [The Hill]

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