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Morning Docket: 08.17.10

Orly Taitz, Queen of the Birthers

* Former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) celebrates the Justice Department’s decision to drop its six-year investigation of his dealings with ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. [Washington Post]

* Speaking of money and politics, state judicial elections are being flooded with cash. [How Appealing]

* Two Stanford Law students strike a blow against California’s three-strikes law. [Los Angeles Times]

* Davis Polk, which has long had a soft spot for Asia (see first blockquote), launches a Hong Kong law practice. [Am Law Daily]

* The latest law firm to get work out of the BP oil spill: Cozen O’Connor. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

* Shocker: The Supreme Court won’t stay $20,000 in sanctions against Orly Taitz, “Queen of the Birthers.” [The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times]

* Musical chairs: Charles “Chuck” Greenberg — former head of Pepper Hamilton’s sports law practice, and the new managing partner and CEO of the Texas Rangers — is taking his team of sports lawyers to Reed Smith. [Am Law Daily]

* Crowell & Moring gets embroiled in litigation over legal fees and settlement money from a lawsuit arising out of the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Pakistan. [ABA Journal]

* Last week was a record week for Cahill. No wonder they paid out mid-year bonuses. [Cahill Gordon & Reindel]

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