Morning Docket: 12.14.18

* Lawyers dominate quote of the year list. That’s not a good thing. [] * 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 …

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Morning Docket: 12.05.18

* Mueller suggests no jail time for Flynn based on the former National Security Advisor’s extensive cooperation. Um… that’s interesting. [CNBC] * Jeffrey Epstein settles a civil suit against him, and no one could be happier than Labor Secretary Alex Acosta who can hope this allows the story to blow over without any more inquiry …

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Morning Docket: 11.16.18

* After delaying the decision, Judge Tim Kelly will be releasing his ruling in CNN’s First Amendment case at 10 a.m. Is it lawful to revoke a reporter’s press pass after an argument with the president? We’ll soon find out. [USA Today]

* “[W]e’re not going to leave any judges behind over these next two months.” According to Senator Tom Cotton, the Senate is apparently planning to work through Christmas and New Year’s Eve to confirm all of President Trump’s judicial nominees in an effort to head off any obstruction by the Democrats. [Washington Times]

* “I’m not trying to be rude. I can see your résumé. You’re a rock star.” Despite her strong résumé, Allison Jones Rushing, the 36-year-old Fourth Circuit nominee, was repeatedly questioned by the Judiciary Committee about her “life experience” — or lack thereof, since she graduated from law school 11 years ago. [National Law Journal]

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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: 10.26.18

* Chuck Grassley asking Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into Michael Avenatti and his client. So now Grassley cares about investigations. [Law360] * Does Megyn Kelly have a prayer in her looming battle with NBC? Personally, I don’t think they should fire her — they should make her sit in her office and …

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Morning Docket: 10.23.18

* Lawyer for Hughes Hubbard partner wants the other side to whip it out. [Law360] * What if Martindale and Avvo came together into one website that no one looks at? [American Lawyer] * Court says Michael Avenatti stiffed a contractor on the same day he’s kicked out of his office for being a deadbeat, …

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