Morning Docket: 06.02.17


* Let’s get ready to rumble: the Trump administration seeks Supreme Court review — and rescue — of its travel ban. [New York Times]

* In other federal judicial news, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that courts cannot routinely shackle defendants during proceedings; Judge Alex Kozinski wrote the majority opinion, and former Kozinski clerk Judge Sandra Ikuta wrote the dissent. [How Appealing]

* Judge Nicholas Garaufis (E.D.N.Y.) — who isn’t shy about telling lawyers how he really feels — has a new bee in his Article III bonnet: “I’m sick and tired of lawyers from white-shoe law firms marching into my courtroom and getting a deferred-prosecution agreement for their clients.” [ABA Journal]

* Interesting new data from our friends at NALP: the $180K starting salary might not be as widespread as you think. []

* High-powered help for Robert Mueller in the Russia probe: outgoing Justice Department official Andrew Weissmann joins his former boss’s team. [Law360]

* Speaking of the Russia probe, why did President Donald Trump hire Marc Kasowitz to handle this matter — and could DJT already be second-guessing that decision? [Weekly Standard]

* President Trump plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate deal — but withdrawal can’t be finalized until near the end of his term because of the accord’s legal structure and language. [Washington Post]
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