Brett Kavanaugh

Morning Docket: 07.08.19

* The 2020 Census case is officially moving forward as the DOJ attempts to “re-evaluate all available options,” and the judge on the case is allowing plaintiffs to focus on whether the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question was “steeped in discriminatory motive.” [NBC News]

* And the lawyers who had been representing the administration in the case are being swapped out — which could mean that some of them were having legal or ethical concerns about their continued involvement. [Washington Post]

* “You know that woman is lying, don’t you?” According to a new book written by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, that’s what Melania Trump allegedly said to Donald Trump of Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. [New York Post]

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Morning Docket: 07.01.19

* In case you missed it, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’d be willing to entertain a Democratic president’s Supreme Court nominee in 2021 because it would be “politically unsustainable” to hold open a vacancy for so long — but that doesn’t mean there’d be a confirmation. [POLITICO]

* It’s sick that we need a federal court order to get this done, but… conditions for migrant children must be improved immediately at Border Patrol facilities in Texas because right now, they “could be compared to torture facilities.” [New York Times]

* A judge has permanently enjoined the Trump administration from diverting $2.5 million in military funds to construct a wall on the southern border. We imagine there will be some Twitter rant about “Obama judges” coming soon. [The Hill]

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