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Brent Kendall
WSJ legal affairs reporter in Washington. Native Tar Heel, with lingering accent to prove it. brent.kendall@wsj.com
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Law360 9h
tweet calling Republican strategist "really dumb" and a "major loser" is a statement of opinion, not defamation, appeals court says:
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Devlin Barrett 11h
Side note to FBI text debate: FBI's OGC has been warning agents for YEARS not to put embarrassing stuff in texts, because they are discoverable internally, and potentially to defense lawyers. But humans are humans
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Brent Kendall 13h
Not every day you see the phrase "enormous d*uche" in the pages of the WSJ.
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Ariane de Vogue Dec 12
Chuck Grassley urges President Trump to reconsider 2 of his most controversial judicial picks
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JamesVGrimaldi Dec 12
Millions of People Post Comments on Federal Regulations. We investigated and found many are fake.
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Rebecca Ballhaus Dec 12
Trump today: - Called a U.S. senator a “flunky” + said she would “do anything” for a campaign contribution - Said his accusers were lying - Urged Alabama to “do the right thing” and vote for candidate accused of sexual misconduct w/teens
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Joseph Ax Dec 10
Pennsylvania's "goofy" gerrymandered lines are going on trial, giving Democrats hope that their bid to take back the House could get a major boost
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Matt Zapotosky Dec 8
Prominent appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski accused of sexual misconduct. Two former clerks say he showed them porn in chambers; four other women allege inappropriate comments & behavior.
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Brent Kendall Dec 8
It also postponed question of jurisdiction in the new case.
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Brent Kendall Dec 8
Doubling the stakes. Maryland case has different legal theory, and it's GOP challenging Dem map making.
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Lydia Wheeler Dec 8
At least 7 judges on the 4th Circuit are having a hard time with Trump's recent re-tweets of anti-Muslim videos. Others seem concerned that the ban is indefinite.
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Greg Stohr Dec 8
Time to (re)scrutinize Kennedy's tone of voice. The audio of the Masterpiece Cakeshop argument is now available.
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Brent Kendall Dec 7
DOJ-AT&T antitrust show begins this afternoon at the D.C federal courthouse.
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Sam Baker Dec 5
I have never seen someone throw back a life raft like this. Alito was trying to give the baker's lawyer an out to say that just because cake is for eating, doesn't mean it can't also be artistic expression.
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Robert Barnes Dec 5
In trying to figure out what Kennedy will do, remember similar confusion after Obergefell argument. "This definition [of traditional marriage] has been with us for millennia,” Kennedy said. “And it’s very difficult for the court to say, ‘Oh, well, we know better.’ ”
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Brent Kendall Dec 5
Nice summation of Masterpiece Cakeshop argument from wraps up our liveblog on today's session.
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Brent Kendall Dec 5
Replying to @colinkalmbacher
Kennedy.
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Lawrence Hurley Dec 5
Replying to @lawrencehurley
These are the comments by (unnamed) civil rights commissioner that outraged Kennedy:
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Brent Kendall Dec 5
In cake case, Justice Kennedy has harsh words for Colorado. The state, he says, has been neither respectful nor tolerant of baker's views opposing same-sex marriage. Live blog here:
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