Non Sequiturs: 01.27.19

* Regarding the nomination of Patrick Bumatay to the Ninth Circuit, “Why are Democrats fighting the judicial nomination of a qualified gay minority?” Good question! [The Federalist] * Speaking of highly qualified minority nominees under attack, Carrie Severino argues that it’s the critics of D.C. Circuit nominee Neomi Rao, not Rao herself, who are being …

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Morning Docket: 01.15.19

* States win big victory blocking Trump’s birth control rules from taking effect. Now I guess he’ll have to build a wall around vaginas too. [Law360] * Former Sullivan & Cromwell chief John Merow and his wife were killed in an apartment fire on Saturday. [New York Law Journal] * Quinn Emanuel adds Sandra Moser …

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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: 11.01.18

* Supreme Court looks to further cripple class actions by killing off cases that chasten corporate misconduct but can’t feasibly reimburse every individual victim. So, if you’re planning to injure a bunch of people, make sure to do it in a small and difficult to track manner! [National Law Journal] * Brexit comes to Biglaw …

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Morning Docket: 10.19.18

* John Quinn of Quinn Emauel has no plans to step down as managing partner, no plans to retire any time soon, and no desire to do any succession planning (aka “an example of superfluous business school-speak that adds nothing”) for his firm. After all, the business of law “is a pretty dumb business.” [American Lawyer]

* Elon Musk has been sued by a Tesla shareholder in the Delaware Court of Chancery over his “erratic behavior” and the company’s board has been dragged into the suit for their alleged “gross mismanagement” of Musk’s Twitter antics. [Delaware Business Court Insider]

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Morning Docket: 10.11.18

* If you’ve been following the Adidas wire fraud saga you know they have more than their share of headaches. So they’ve hired a senior in-house person from Bayer. See what I did there? [Corporate Counsel] * Middle Tennessee becomes the new home for Valpo students… subject to approval. I’m old enough to remember when …

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