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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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Rebecca Ballhaus Aug 14
Paul Manafort’s defense rests without calling witnesses. Closing arguments to begin Wednesday, per ⁦
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Brent Kendall Aug 9
If FindLaw's daily email newsletters circa 2001 – 2003 are your thing, then today’s document dump from Brett Kavanaugh’s WH inbox is for you.
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Sadie Gurman Aug 8
Trump barely speaks to Sessions but talks to Rosenstein once or twice a week, sometimes calling the DAG directly on his cell phone. W/ the great
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Devlin Barrett Aug 7
holy crap this exchange between the Manafort judge and prosecutor: ‘There's tears in your eyes’ via
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Brent Kendall Aug 6
Replying to @rcfp
Many thanks to for backing reporters covering the trial by filing letters in District Court and D.C. Circuit that pushed for public release of sealed transcripts. Sure seems that many of these discussions should have been aired in open court.
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Brent Kendall Aug 6
Newly unsealed transcripts shed light on parts of AT&T antitrust trial that took place out of public earshot. Judge Leon didn’t love DOJ’s use of younger lawyers. AT&T attorney said defense lawyer wanted to contribute to judge's portrait unveiling.
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Brad Reagan Aug 6
Should Facebook know your checking account balance? It would like to. Terrific scoop from and
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Sadie Gurman Aug 2
Robert Mueller’s power “falls well within the boundaries the Constitution permits.” A former Trump adviser’s aide is being ordered to testify before the special counsel’s grand jury.
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Sam Levine Aug 2
I think this is one of the most significant voting rights cases happening in the country. 12 former felons in North Carolina are being prosecuted for voting, but say they had no idea they were ineligible. The prosecutor says it doesn't matter that they didn't know
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Brent Kendall Aug 1
Brett Kavanaugh has written opinions in more than 30 labor cases. They’re generally pro-employer, but with a few notable exceptions, including on racial discrimination.
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Brent Kendall Jul 20
Our look at the Trump administration's first failure on an appeals court nominee. Trump still has placed 23 judges on the circuit courts, more than double the Obama pace at this point in his presidency.
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Adam Liptak Jul 19
"I honestly believe I took a class that was instructed by a future Supreme Court justice," one of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's students wrote in 2007. My look at his teaching evaluations from Harvard, Yale and Georgetown.
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Ted Mann Jul 13
400-pound guy, you are in the clear.
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Brent Kendall Jul 12
Replying to @brkend
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Brent Kendall Jul 12
Justice Department appeals antitrust loss in AT&T-Time Warner case. WSJ story up soon...
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Aaron Nielson Jul 9
Do you want to see *all* of Judge Kavanaugh's dissents and concurrences, with a brief explanation of each one? Well, here you go from D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed .
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Brent Kendall Jul 9
Judge Kavanaugh: super-achiever of the right. w
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Sean Marotta Jul 9
This might be nothing, but why release a published split-panel Kavanaugh opinion on a Monday afternoon when the CADC typically issues opinions Tuesdays and Fridays? Is it to avoid losing a majority if he is nominated tonight and steps away from panels?
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Greg Stohr Jul 9
A reminder that Justice Kennedy voted to strike down Obamacare. This nominee won't shift the balance. The five justices who voted to uphold are still there.
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Brent Kendall Jul 9
Nice read here from , who clerked the same SCOTUS term as Amy Barrett.
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