Morning Docket: 11.05.18

* On Friday, Judge Eleanor L. Ross (N.D. Ga.) decided that Georgia’s “exact match” voting law was too restrictive, issuing a preliminary injunction against the law just days before the midterm election and ruling that the state must allow those who were flagged by the law — “individuals who are predominantly minorities” — to prove their citizenship and identity more easily. Strike one against Republican gubernatorial candidate and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. [Washington Post]

* Unwilling to accept his potential fate in the election after having been dealt a blow by Judge Ross, Kemp announced on Saturday that he was investigating the Georgia Democratic Party for allegedly trying to hack the state’s voter registration system. Of course, he had little to no evidence to prove these allegations. [New York Times]

* Speaking of the midterm election, you NEED TO VOTE tomorrow. No idea where your polling place is? Not an excuse. Find out right here. Click the link. [HeadCount]

* “[O]ut of an abundance of caution due to security concerns,” Justice Brett Kavanaugh will skip the walking down the Supreme Court’s front steps with the chief justice following his formal investiture ceremony. Every other new justice has done so since 1975 when John Paul Stevens started the tradition. [Big Law Business]

* James Polsinelli, name partner and founder of Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli, will be retiring from the firm on January 31, 2019. What will he do after he steps away from Biglaw? “I’ve got a golf game I’ve neglected for a long time, so I’ll see how much of it I can resurrect,” he said. Congratulations on wonderful career! [American Lawyer]

* “I get to be a part of history”: Denia Perez, a DACA recipient, is the first Dreamer to be admitted to the Connecticut bar. The Quinnipiac Law graduate worked hard to change bar rules so that people like her with U.S. work authorization would be able to practice law in the state. She plans to practice immigration law. [NECN]
Source: https://abovethelaw.com/2018/11/morning-docket-11-05-18/

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