Morning Docket: 07.07.17

* Another day, another notable immigration ruling from the Ninth Circuit (by the great liberal lion, Judge Stephen Reinhardt, joined by his brilliant ideological protégé, Judge Marsha Berzon). [How Appealing]

* The sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, which previously ended in a mistrial after the jury deadlocked, will be retried in November. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

* Why do associates leave Biglaw, and what can be done to reduce attrition? Insights from NALP and from Major Lindsey & Africa’s Tina Cohen and Jennifer Henderson. [ABA Journal]

* Law firm merger mania continues — and much of the action is taking place abroad. [Law.com]

* Senator Kamala Harris, prominent prosecutor turned politician, might get interrupted on occasion — but she will not be stopped. [New York Times]

* Linda Greenhouse wonders about Justice Neil Gorsuch: “How could the folksy ‘Mr. Smith Goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee’ morph so quickly into Donald Trump’s life-tenured judicial avatar?” [New York Times via How Appealing]

* Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledges that the Republicans might not be able to repeal Obamacare right now — and that an interim solution might be needed. [The Hill]

* For interested readers, here’s the “origin story” of Above the Law, which turns 11 next month. [Yale Alumni Association of New York]

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