Morning Docket: 05.22.17

* Joe Lieberman is senior counsel at Kasowitz Benson, one of President Donald Trump’s go-to law firms, and now that he’s considered to be a frontrunner for FBI director, someone has been desperately trying to edit the firm’s Wikipedia page to remove Trump from its list of notable clients. Gizmodo did some investigation as to who was trying to cover up the fact that Lieberman has a relationship with Trump’s longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. [Gizmodo]

* Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed as special counsel in the investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, the DOJ is exploring possible conflicts of interest with his former law firm, WilmerHale. Coincidentally, the firm represents former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, but its GC says Mueller had nothing to do with those matters. [Washington Post]

* “You ain’t going to impeach nobody. Try it and we will lynch all of you. You’ll be hanging from a tree.” Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on the House floor last week, and now he’s being threatened. Green is unwilling to allow the racial hostility to deter him from doing the “right thing,” which he believes, in this case, means proceeding with impeachment proceedings against the president. [Houston Chronicle]

* Much has gone down in the $50 million Jane Doe/Proskauer gender discrimination case since we last checked in. It seems that one judge ruled that Doe need not be unmasked and may continue to use a pseudonym in her action against the firm, and another judge ordered that notes from Doe’s mediation with the firm be preserved, as she claims that a fellow partner allegedly threatened to fire her because of her complaints while there. [ABA Journal]

* “I’ve never known how many students didn’t come because of the old building. I’m quite certain that none came because of the old building.” Twenty years and $80 million dollars later, and the University of South Carolina School of Law finally has a shiny new building to show off that the administration is hoping will not only entice new students to enroll, but also increase its U.S. News law school ranking next year. The school is currently tied for 88th place. [Post and Courier]
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