Non Sequiturs: 01.06.19

* It’s baaack: partisan gerrymandering returns to the Supreme Court — and in the view of veteran SCOTUS watcher Amy Howe, it’s unlikely that the justices will duck the merits this time around. [SCOTUSblog] * Article III standing and the Stored Communications Act: Orin Kerr argues that it should be viewed through the lens of …

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Morning Docket: 11.30.18

* Senator Tim Scott has effectively killed the district court nomination of Thomas Farr. At this point, the administration could just grab another name out of the hat of tons of nominally qualified North Carolina Republicans. But instead they’ll just wait until the next session and redo this whole thing with their newly expanded majority …

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Morning Docket: 11.08.18

* Is Matt Whitaker’s appointment as Acting Attorney General even legal? Well, Justice Thomas certainly doesn’t think so. [Twitter] * Associate signing bonuses are on the decline according to a new report. On the other hand, we’ve heard about more firms offering payouts to make associates whole on bonuses when jumping firms, and I’m not …

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