Morning Docket: 12.07.18

* Which Supreme Court justice is apparently the best at throwing shade at her colleagues during oral arguments? It’s Justice Kagan. Sick burn, Your Honor. [National Law Journal]

* “Presidential harassment”? President Trump is blaming special counsel Robert Mueller’s election interference probe for his low Rasmussen Reports approval rating of 50 percent. Damn, when a pollster known for favoring the president is only giving him a 50 percent rating, you know it’s pretty bad. [POLITICO]

* Speaking of Robert Mueller, here’s a little preview of what you can expect from the court filings to be filed today which have to do with the implosion of Paul Manafort’s cooperation deal (i.e., “what may have pushed him to commit legal suicide”). Oh, and we may also see a possible sentencing plan for Michael Cohen. [USA Today]

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Morning Docket: 11.27.18

* So much for that plea deal! Mueller’s office says it’s caught Manafort in multiple lies since ostensibly reaching an agreement. I’m sure we’ll soon hear how this is all a “perjury trap” too. [Huffington Post] * James Ray III says he shot his girlfriend in self-defense. Sure. [NJ.com] * Hong Kong aims to be …

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Morning Docket: 10.22.18

* Remember how Trump promised that he’d “fight for” the transgender community while he was campaigning? Perhaps he meant that he’d fight to erase them. The Trump administration is reportedly considering defining sex under Title IX “based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.” [New York Times]

* Democratic senators in Washington are refusing to return their blue slips for Perkins Coie partner Eric Miller, a Ninth Circuit nominee, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is pissed. Slow your roll, Chuck. I thought we didn’t care about blue slips anymore? [The Recorder]

* About half of lawyers in the United Kingdom say they’re not ready to deal with Brexit. That’s okay. The United Kingdom isn’t ready to deal with Brexit either — and 40 percent of lawyers think their Biglaw firms will try to escape the UK because of it. [Am Law International]

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