Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 06.04.10

* The papers of Justice Thurgood Marshall, for whom Elena Kagan clerked, may offer the left some reassurance on Kagan’s liberal bona fides. [CBS News]

* Meanwhile, a USA Today/Gallup poll finds that public support for confirming Kagan is a little on the low side compared to that of other recent nominees (except for Harriet Miers). [Gallup via Drudge Report]

* Jonathan Bristol, a partner (or former partner?) at Winston & Strawn, did legal work for Kenneth Starr — no, not that Kenneth Starr, but the financial advisor to celebrity clients who now faces federal fraud charges. [Am Law Daily]

* Joran van der Sloot, a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway on Aruba, is now in custody in Chile; he’s the prime suspect in the murder of young Peruvian woman. [Associated Press]

* Are federal courthouses super-sized? [Washington Post via How Appealing]

* It might not have been a beer summit — but the White House meeting between President Obama and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, which we mentioned yesterday, was cordial and productive. [New York Times]

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