Morning Docket: 01.09.19

* In case you missed President Trump’s wall speech, he stopped short of declaring a national emergency at the border (lost that bet), instead referring to the situation as a “growing humanitarian crisis” — a “manufactured” one, per Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. [USA Today]

* Remember the contempt order against a state-owned foreign corporation that Chief Justice Roberts stayed in the Mueller probe? The Supreme Court restored it, and that company filed for cert under seal. Suspense! [National Law Journal]

* Speaking of the Mueller investigation, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, who has been overseeing the probe more or less since it began, is planning to quit his job in the coming weeks after William Barr is confirmed as the new attorney general. [ABC News]

* “I don’t want to speculate about her health, but it doesn’t seem like a good sign.” Justice Ginsburg missed oral arguments two days in a row, which has prompted much concern about her well-being. Please stay strong, RBG. We need you! [The Hill]

* Justice Kavanaugh released his very first decision, and in keeping with legendary SCOTUS tradition, it looks like he was assigned an easy-peasy, “one-issue, unanimous opinion to write.” One down, and only a countless number to go. [Big Law Business]

* Puff, puff, pass along your résumé: Biglaw behemoth Dentons recently poached a partner from Jones Day to run its marijuana practice, and he’s hiring people who want to work for the “number one firm” in the cannabis industry. [Business Insider]

* Law students are being screwed by the government shutdown. Students who were supposed to extern at federal agencies may have to go without these “huge components on their résumé,” and that’s got to be a horrible experience. []


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s