Legal Law

Morning Docket: 07.28.21

* I don’t know what a shadow docket is, but SCOTUS has one and it’s benefiting who you’d think it would. [Reuters]

* Former representative let violent protestors into Oregon’s capitol building because he wanted brownie points. Talk about door to door constituency service. [The Oregonian]

* International lawyer willing to walk to right wrongs. Beautiful reminder that lawyers are public servants. [ABA Journal]

* Olympic kayaker to serve 25 years for moving fishscale. Maybe that’s why he was paddling so hard? [Insider]

* Biden will require federal employees to be COVID vaccinated or submit to regular testing and regulation. If they aren’t following the science, will the CDC follow the mandate? [CNN]

Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. Before that, he wrote columns for an online magazine named The Muse Collaborative under the pen name Knehmo. He endured the great state of Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at

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