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Morning Wrap: Merrick Garland's Web | Bill Baer Rises | Goldman Sachs Pays Up

Mike Sacks

Chuck Grassley and Merrick Garland are set to meet for breakfast today. The NLJ maps Garland's influence, as seen through his dozens of former law clerks. And Bill Baer, the former DOJ Antitrust Division chief, will take over as acting associate attorney general. This is a roundup from ALM and other

Morning Wrap: Justices 'Working Hard' to Avoid Deadlocks | The Grassley-Garland Breakfast

Mike Sacks

Justice Elena Kagan says the court is "working hard" to achieve consensus and avoid 4-4 deadlocks. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley will meet Merrick Garland for breakfast. And a look at the Panama law firm at the center of the offshore-account data leak. This is a roundup from ALM and other

Will Garland be Confirmed? White House Counsel Says He Has a 'Really Good Chance'

Mike Sacks

White House Counsel Neil Eggleston said at a Politico event Friday that he thinks D.C. Circuit Chief Judge and Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has "a really good chance" of confirmation. With the nomination, the White House attempted to put the court above partisan politics, he said.

Morning Wrap: More Republicans Open to Meeting Garland | RBG to Make Cameo in 'Merchant of Venice'

Mike Sacks

More Senate Republicans are open to meeting with—if not actually voting on—Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, NBC News reports. The Justice Department drops its request for an order forcing Apple to break into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will

Morning Wrap: Racing Merrick Garland | FBI Might Not Need Apple's Help After All

Mike Sacks

A former classmate of Merrick Garland's writes about his run-ins—quite literally—with the would-be U.S. Supreme Court nominee. The FBI says it's talking to a third-party about how to break into an iPhone without forcing Apple Inc. to help out. And the Supreme Court picks up, for the firs

History of Opposition to Merrick Garland—It's Nothing Personal

Mike Sacks

If Senate Republicans sent one message to Merrick Garland after his nomination last week to the U.S. Supreme Court, it was that their problem is not with him or his qualifications, but with the seat he's been nominated to fill. The position is a familiar one for Garland, now chief judge of the U.S.

Sen. Orrin Hatch Won't Rule Out Garland Confirmation Hearing After Election

Mike Sacks

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Wednesday said he would not rule out a confirmation hearing and a vote on D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination during the Senate's lame-duck session later this year. "I'm open to almost anything," should Republicans lose control of the Sena

Morning Wrap: Obama Vows 'Consensus' SCOTUS Pick | Harvard Law to Ditch Shield

Mike Sacks

President Obama says he will pick a Supreme Court candidate who should be a "consensus" pick. Harvard Law School will abandon its shield. And the ABA tightens restrictions on bar-pass rates. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

A Jayhawk Fan, Sure, But Kansas Senators Aren't Ready to Support Srinivasan (Or Any Nominee)

Mike Sacks

U.S. Supreme Court shortlister Judge Sri Srinivasan may be one of Kansas' favorite sons in Washington, but the state's two U.S. senators, both Republicans, said they would stick with their party's refusal to hold hearings for the Lawrence-raised appellate jurist even if President Barack Obama nomina

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS Shortlisters Interviewed | The Justices' Banter

Mike Sacks

President Obama has begun to interview top contenders for Justice Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court. The NLJ's Tony Mauro reports on the justices' banter on the bench. And Judge Maryanne Trump Barry's latest financial disclosure report is out. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

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