Logical Reasonings

/ 12.7.18

A. Acting in the role of the traditional father figure, the ABA has given its blessing to the merger of John Marshall Law School and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

B. Trump announced his 90s throwback pick to fill Sessions’ seat atop the Justice Department, nominating William P. Barr, who was George H.W. Bush’s former attorney general. Washington Post

C. On the Supreme Court bench, shade is … I don’t tell you your legal reasoning is ugly … but I don’t have to tell you because you know your legal reasoning is ugly … that’s shade, and apparently Justice Kagan is the best at throwing it. National Law Journal

D. Speaking of the Supreme Court, it heard arguments yesterday on the “separatae sovereigns doctrine,” which allows both state and federal prosecu … you know what? You’ll learn about this in 1L. Just know that SCOTUS’s decision could have ramifications on the Mueller investigation and Trump’s ability to pardon those implicated by it. ABA Journal

E. Finally, on Monday, the Supreme Court cast doubt on the constitutionality of state bar fees for attorneys. LA Times

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