U.S. Division of Justice (photograph by David Lat)

* In 2018, what did Donald Trump speak about when he talked concerning the courts? Adam Feldman dives into the info to search out out. [Empirical SCOTUS]

* Talking of President Trump and the judiciary, he continues to nominate federal judges at a document tempo — however the Democrats are doing every little thing they’ll to decelerate his progress. [Bench Memos / National Review]

* For those who care in any respect about reasonably priced housing, then you have to be heartened by these developments within the struggle in opposition to exclusionary zoning, as mentioned by Ilya Somin. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason]

* Congratulation to the Division of Justice on its ninth consecutive 12 months of civil well being care fraud settlements and judgments exceeding $2 billion. [MedCity News]

* For those who’re within the sizzling matters amongst legislation librarians, authorized technologists, and others within the house, try Jean O’Grady’s hottest tales of 2018. [Dewey B Strategic]

* And if you happen to’re within the 12 months that was in synthetic intelligence and the legislation, try the Synthetic Lawyer’s roundup of notable information. [Artificial Lawyer]

* Condolences to the chums, household, and colleagues of Bre Payton, who handed away final week on the age of 26. [The Federalist]

* Veteran trial lawyer David Berg continues his sequence on “What It Takes To Win”:


DBL square headshotDavid Lat is editor at giant and founding editor of Above the Regulation, in addition to the writer of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He beforehand labored as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation affiliate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and a legislation clerk to Choose Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You possibly can join with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you may attain him by e mail at [email protected].

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