Morning Docket: 03.18.19

* Sorry, bro, but one of them doesn’t like beer anymore: The Tenth Circuit denied 20 appeals of its earlier decision to dismiss misconduct complaints against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but this time, the panel was split, with one judge saying the “entire council should be disqualified.” [National Law Journal]

* “It’s not enough to legalize marijuana at the federal level — we should also help those who have suffered due to its prohibition.” If you’re a Democratic candidate running for president in 2020, you better be down with legalizing weed in the name of social justice. [New York Times]

* Preet Bharara, ex-U.S. attorney for the S.D.N.Y., knows his former coworkers could cause Trump trouble. They’re “very aggressive,” “very fearless,” “very independent,” and they don’t even “care about politics” — they’ll prosecute anyone. [NBC News]

* The National Women’s Hall of Fame recently announced its Class of 2019, and three lawyers of note were honored: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, and Native American tribal law expert Sarah Deer. [AP]

* According to a new new report from Thomson Reuters and Acritas, there’s a “disheartening” lack of diversity in corporate legal departments. Given how “diverse” law firms are, this isn’t exactly shocking news to anyone. [Corporate Counsel]


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