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Trump's Tweets Are 'Authority' in Advocates' New Travel Ban Filings

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
In what may be a first at the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was identified Monday as an “authority” along with the cases, law review articles and news citations that lawyers typically use to bolster their arguments.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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Judge Handling Manafort Case Issues Gag Order

Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 9, 2017

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November 8 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fenwick Partner Elected as TechLaw's First Female President

What Should Uber’s Lawyers Expect From Tony West?

Law Profs Add Legal Muscle to Trump Impeachment Campaign

Boies Responds to Criticism Over Role in Weinstein's 'Army of Spies'

NYT Fires Boies: ‘We Should Have Been Treated Better’

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Does the Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trump's Motorcade, and Got Fired, Have a Case?

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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November 6 Digest

Posted By Administration, Monday, November 6, 2017

Guantánamo Chief Defense Counsel, Confined for Contempt, Gets Temporary Freedom

Judge Excoriates US Justice Dept. for a 'House of Cards' False Claims Case

GRE or LSAT? ABA Council’s Latest Move Could Nix Tests Altogether

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November 3 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 3, 2017

DOJ Asks SCOTUS to Discipline ACLU Attorneys in Immigrant Abortion Case

In Contempt Clash at Guantanamo, Chief Defense Lawyer Is Jailed

34 New Court Appointments Chip Away at Judicial Vacancy Backlog

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has rated two of President Donald Trump’s nominees to federal judgeships as “not qualified.” But the significance of that rating and the process behind it can be as important as the rating itself.
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8th Circuit nominee answers senators' questions on 'not qualified' rating

Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee expressed harsh criticism of the "not qualified" rating given to a candidate for the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals during a hearing Wednesday morning. 
Read the full story at ABA Journal

 

It's Lonely at the Top for Big Law's Few Black Leaders

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November 2 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Rescue Effort for AIA Patent Trials Is Underway in SCOTUS

Orrick Partner McGregor Scott Gets Second Nod for US Attorney Post

Clarence Thomas Speaks: Gorsuch Is a 'Good Man'

In an extremely rare media interview Wednesday night, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas waved off suggestions that his new colleague Neil Gorsuch is “ruffling feathers” with other justices.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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October 31 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

No, You Really Cannot Ask That and Other Implications of New Laws Impacting Employers

To Poach, or Not To Poach, That is the Question.

Amy Berman Jackson, Judge Assigned to Manafort Case, No Stranger to Spotlight

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October 30 Digest

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 30, 2017

SCOTUS Won't Review Calif. Case Challenging Affordable Housing Subsidies

Uber Names PepsiCo’s Tony West As New Chief Legal Officer

 

DOJ's Noel Francisco Will Argue Against Gay Couple in Supreme Court Cake Case

D.C. Federal Court Blocks Most of Trump's Transgender Military Ban

 

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October 26 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jeff Sessions Rails Against ‘Super Legislator’ Judges

 

Big Law Alum Launches Boutique Referral Network

Fleet of Fenwick Lawyers Drove $450M Acquisition of Driverless Car Startup

Northwestern Law and Kellogg B-School to Launch Bay Area Tech Program

Judge Denies States' Injunction Bid for Affordable Care Act Payments

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