Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 04.14.10

* A new Nebraska law banning most abortions 20 weeks after conception or later could set up a SCOTUS showdown on legalized abortion. [New York Times]

* Speaking of the Supreme Court, Anthony Lewis assesses the legacy of Justice Stevens — and offers some thoughts on filling JPS’s seat. [New York Review of Books]

* Senate Democrats have some views on this too: they’d like a Supreme Court nominee from outside the Ivy League. [Washington Post]

* Leading FCPA prosecutor Mark Mendelsohn is leaving the Department of Justice for Paul Weiss (and a rumored $2.5 million income). [WSJ Law Blog]

* Convicted felon and disgraced plaintiffs’ lawyer Bill Lerach (pictured) may be going from the big house to the ivory tower — he’s going to be teaching at UC Irvine’s law school as an adjunct. Hopefully he can teach law students how to avoid breaking the law. [Am Law Daily]

* It’s not just the Catholic Church. The Boy Scouts and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are found liable found negligent in a sex abuse case with a $1.4 million award. [CNN]

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