Morning Docket: 01.14.19

* In this bombshell report, it was revealed that almost immediately after President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey, the agency launched a criminal and counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was working on Russia’s behalf. No collusion? [New York Times]

* “They’re not God, after all. They could be wrong.” Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani says the president’s legal team should be allowed to “correct” special counsel Robert Mueller’s report before anyone else gets to read it, including members of Congress. [The Hill]

* Uh-oh… The longer the government shutdown continues, the longer certain practice areas are going to be in limbo. In fact, law firms “might see a dip [in billable hours] in the first quarter, depending on how much longer this goes on.” [American Lawyer]

* “If a school can’t get enough of its students to have a high enough pass rate, then there’s a problem.” The ABA is again pushing for a 75 percent bar pass rate within two years of graduation for a school to retain its accreditation. [Wall Street Journal]

* Joshua Davis, the lawyer who sued Ticketmaster over tickets he purchased to see “Hamilton” on the wrong day due to a tech glitch, got a quick settlement out of the ticket broker — and now he won’t miss his shot to see the show. [Texas Lawyer]

* Patricia Wald, the first woman appointed to the D.C. Circuit, RIP. [Washington Post]


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