Donald Trump attorney and self-appointed “adult in the room” Ty Cobb has a lot of us wondering if there’s just too low a bar for “adult” at this point. Because holding strategy meetings about the single most important criminal probe in the country at a popular restaurant in a city absolutely lousy with reporters seems like a rookie mistake. On the other hand, if this case goes awry, Cobb may have a future in dinner theater.
* Baker Botts files SCOTUS brief reminding them what wedding cakes look like. Someday we’ll look back on a case designed to create second class citizens and think, “oh right, that’s the one where the Supreme Court decided with the help of a picture book.” [National Law Journal]* Pepe the Frog’s creator is going nuclear with his intellectual property challenges against the Nazi scum who’ve turned his character into a mascot.
* So now we’re going to save DACA? Honestly, watching a White House with no coherent vision is exhausting. [Los Angeles Times]* Trump’s FEC nominee raises eyebrows because his Twitter feed includes linking to articles explaining that “Protestantism is poison.” That’s an unexpected wrinkle in 2017, but then again… nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! [National Law Journal]* Do the Big 4 accounting firms pose a threat to Biglaw? Um, yes!
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Selecting a term
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