Non Sequiturs: 11.11.18

* The unstoppable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg maintains her three-Term streak as author of the Supreme Court’s first signed majority opinion — and, interestingly enough, it’s a unanimous affirmance of the Ninth Circuit (opinion by my former boss, Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain). [Empirical SCOTUS]

* When he’s not busy issuing landmark decisions (and feeding his clerks to SCOTUS), Judge Jed Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.) writes erudite essays for the New York Review of Books — like his latest, a review of Joel Richard Paul’s new biography of Chief Justice John Marshall (affiliate link). [New York Review of Books]

* President Donald Trump is transforming the federal judiciary with his youthful and conservative appointments — but the extent of the transformation should not be exaggerated, for reasons identified by Ed Whelan. [Bench Memos / National Review]

* Ann Althouse analyzes some of the juiciest passages in Michelle Obama’s new memoir (affiliate link). [Althouse]

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Non-Sequiturs: 10.21.18

* Orin Kerr offers his thoughts on the Allison Jones Rushing controversy (aka how young is too young to be a federal judge). [Reason / Volokh Conspiracy] * If President Trump and Senate Republicans are packing the courts with conservatives, then it’s time for Democrats to pack back, according to Michael Klarman. [Take Care] * …

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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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