Non Sequiturs: 03.10.19

* “I Thought I Could Be A Christian And Constitutionalist At Yale Law School. I Was Wrong.” So writes Aaron Haviland, a 3L at Yale Law School. [The Federalist] * But if you can survive YLS as a conservative, you might thrive in the world beyond — just ask Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who’s now …

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Morning Docket: 03.08.19

* Paul Manafort got 4 years out of a possible 24. A lot of breathless ranting will come out of this but the reality is 4 years is a significant amount of time to be incarcerated and the guidelines are crazy. Don’t be mad that Manafort got too little, be mad that the system generally …

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Morning Docket: 02.25.19

* Some think Justice Clarence Thomas may be dropping hints that he’s about to retire (e.g., this little First Amendment gem), but those who know him well think he’s getting ready for a conservative revolution, and he’s got an army of former clerks to back him up. [CNN]

* It’s Mueller time! Special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memo for Paul Manafort is 800 pages long and makes the president’s former campaign chairman out to be a “hardened” and “bold” criminal who “repeatedly and brazenly” broke the law and “presents a grave risk of recidivism.” [New York Times]

* A federal judge has ruled that the all-male military draft that requires men to register with the Selective Service System is unconstitutional, as “the time has passed” for debate on women’s roles in the armed services. [USA Today]

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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: 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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