Morning Docket

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts KKR.jpg* Law firms in on KKR offering. [Am Law Daily]
* PETA wants military to stop using animals in medical training. [CNN]
* Congress boldly agrees to ban toxins in toys. [Washington Post]
* Hamdan trial tests military commission system. [New York Times]
* Bush approves execution of Army private. [AP]
* L.A. city council considers limited ban on fast food. [MSNBC]
* L.A. lawyer Pierce O’Donnell indicted on political money laundering (and he responds). [LA Observed; Pierce O'Donnell Public Justice Blog]

Shia LaBeouf Shia LeBeouf Shia LaBoeuf.jpg* Conviction in Siemens bribery and corruption case. [Reuters]
* Another malpractice suit filed, this one against Thelen Reid. [The Recorder via Am Law Daily]
* Virginia jails must report foreign inmates to feds. [Washington Post]
* Shia LaBeouf arrested for DUI. [CNN]
* Mistrial motion in Barbie-Bratz dolls case, after juror booted for ethnic slurs. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Judge Charlies Brieant (S.D.N.Y.), RIP. [New York Times]

* Justice Department report details FBI objections to interrogation techniques used on terror suspects. [Legalities / ABC News; McClatchy]
* Jurors get a bit too much evidence in R. Kelly trial. [CNN]
* Officers in Sean Bell case face NYPD charges of misusing firearms. [New York Times]
* Florida woman gets seven years for enslavement. [CNN]
* Clinton takes Kentucky, but Obama grabs Oregon and the majority of pledged delegates. [MSNBC; New York Times]
* Should Obama promise Hillary a SCOTUS nomination? [Washington Post]

house home Abovethelaw Above the Law blog.jpg* Senate reaches agreement on housing relief bill. [New York Times]
* Polygamists question fairness of custody laws. [MSNBC]
* SCOTUS upholds child porn law. [Washington Post; SCOTUSblog]
* SCOTUS upholds tax exemptions for municipal bonds. [TaxProf Blog; WSJ Law Blog]
* AG Mukasey wins first SCOTUS argument in terror prosecution. [Washington Post]

Barack Obama small Senator Barack Hussein Obama Above the Law blog.JPG* Microsoft proposes a new collaboration with Yahoo. [New York Times; CNN]
* Obama administration would pursue more aggressive antitrust regulation. [Reuters]
(But Sen. Obama maintains a monopoly on 80,000 person rallies. See MSNBC.)
* Judge orders arrest of terror operative in Yemen. [Washington Post]
* Previews of the Obama, McCain, and Clinton Justice Departments. [WSJ
Law Blog
* National Museum of Crime and Punishment opens in DC. [MSNBC]
* Outside companies allow Facebook users to access their data through other sites — but Facebook isn’t happy about it. [Techcrunch via Washington Post]

* Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano convicted on 76 out of 77 counts, including wiretapping, racketeering, and wire fraud. [AP; New York Times]
* Federal indictment in the MySpace suicide case. [CNN]
* American Red Cross vanquishes Johnson & Johnson in trademark dispute. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Polar bears listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. [Washington Post via WSJ Law Blog]
* Yesterday’s gay marriage ruling by the California Supreme Court returns the issue to center stage in national politics. [New York Times]
* Speaking of which — Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are getting married! [AP]

Yahoo Microsoft Google Above the Law legal blog.jpg* Yahoo rejects Microsoft bid… What now? [New York Times; New York Times]

* FBI investigating weekend bombing at Federal Courthouse in San Diego; no injuries. [CNN]

* Drawn-out primary comes down to 30 cents a day… When will it end? [Washington Post]

* FBI and IRS to look deeper into the abyss that is the mortgage crisis. [New York Times]

* Will Ohio get two new super-lawyers? [YouTube: LeBron James and

Brady Quinn]

Uma Thurman stalk stalker Kill Bill Pulp Fiction.jpg* Uma Thurman gives dramatic testimony at the trial of her alleged stalker. [City Room / NYT]

* The latest on delays in judicial confirmations. [How Appealing (linkwrap)]

* Wilson Sonsini accused of malpractice in new shareholder derivative lawsuit filed against Brocade directors and officers. [The Recorder]

* More information about the apparent suicide of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called “D.C. madam.” [CNN]

* DOJ inspector general investigating whether U.S. Marshals were used to ferry around Fox Sports broadcasters during last year’s World Series. [Boston Globe via WSJ Law Blog]

* Lots of lawyers are frequent travelers, so here’s some advice for dealing with jet lag: caffeine + naps. [New York Times]

* I hear wedding bells… no wait, that’s the buzzer for yard time. [CBS Local]
* Rob Lowe and wife sue former nanny for defamation. [CNN]
* Kids: Obama now cool. [New York Times]
* Meet the superelite. [Newsweek]

Beyonce Beyonce Beyonce Above the Law ATL.gif* Authorities enter compound of polygamist sect and remove more than 219 women and children. [CNN]
* Drug companies find some success, and hope for more in the future, in using preemption doctrine as a defense against lawsuits. [New York Times]
* Plaintiffs lawyers and witnesses associated with Dickie Scruggs barred, respectively, from representing policyholders and testifying in suits against State Farm. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Yahoo disses Microsoft again; Microsoft threatens a proxy fight. [New York Times]
* Mark Penn out as chief political strategist for Clinton, due to conflicts of interest. [Washington Post]
* Beyonce and Jay Z may be married! Crazy in love, indeed. [AP]

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