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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Non Sequiturs: 12.09.18

* A fantasy from the fevered imagination of Lawprofblawg: playing the role of the Grinch who stole meetings. [Lawprofblawg] * Joel Cohen wonders: should jurors be instructed about the possible inaccuracy of descriptions of forensic evidence in “cop show” television programs? [Law and Crime] * David Oscar Markus isn’t afraid to take on tough cases …

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Morning Docket: 11.07.18

* Republicans’ control over the Senate grew after the midterm elections, but Democrats managed to take the House. Here are six interesting reasons why that means President Donald Trump could be in “huge legal trouble” now. [Law & Crime]

* Florida voters approved an amendment to their state constitution to restore felons’ voting rights, which will now be automatically restored after prison time is completed and restitution paid. That’s at least 1.4 million more voters! [Orlando Sentinel]

* Remember Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed after she refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples? Last night, she lost her reelection campaign to Elwood Caudill Jr., a Democratic challenger. [Lexington Herald Leader]

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Non Sequiturs: 11.04.18

* A fun bit of trivia (via Adam Feldman): which Supreme Court justice cites law review articles most often? (Hint: he does so a lot in dissent.) [Empirical SCOTUS] * Charles Glasser argues that Senator Claire McCaskill — who’s in a tough reelection fight against a former SCOTUS clerk, Josh Hawley — advocates a move …

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Morning Docket: 10.30.18

* Trump says he will end the Fourteenth Amendment by executive order. This is your Andrew Jackson-John Marshall moment right here. Thankfully, he probably knows he can’t do this and is just ranting in a desperate bid to energize a racist base to turn out for the Midterms. That’s actually what passes for “thankfully” these …

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