Morning Docket: 07.19.17

* Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is trying to raise funds to pay for his legal bills thanks to the numerous investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia. His legal tab could range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to about $1 million. Someone, anyone, please tell this man to set up a GoFundMe account. [Bloomberg Politics]

* Earlier this week, Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was in favor of completely reinstating President Trump’s travel ban from six majority Muslim countries, regaled a group of newly naturalized citizens with his thoughts on the importance of tolerating different viewpoints during “polarizing” times, even if it’s difficult to do. We are living in very strange times. [Associated Press]

* The law school brain drain continues to wreak havoc, with a 45 percent drop in applicants with LSAT scores of 160 or above over the past six years. How in the world can law schools convince these people to apply? Eleven leaders offered their (painfully obvious) ideas, with many of them saying tuition costs must be lowered in light of the state of the weak job market. Gee, ya think? []

* According to a study released by Yale Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian Americans may be the fastest growing minority population in the legal profession, but they seem to have hit a “legal glass ceiling” when it comes to attaining leadership positions in private practice, academia, and public service. We may have more on this. [Washington Post]

* “I hope to see you and your four children homeless. I will do whatever I can to assure this.” Martin Shkreli is such a peach. A letter the pharma bro allegedly sent to a former employee’s wife was entered into evidence earlier this week during testimony on the manipulation of Retrophin, one of the eight fraud charges Shkreli is currently facing at trial. [DealBook / New York Times]


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