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Thread - 1/Trump supporters WON — AGAIN — in the 9th Circuit, of all places — YASSS! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 There were NO votes to rehear our victory on qualified immunity en banc, meaning the case goes forward unless San Jose wastes more time and seeks SCOTUS cert. #appellatetwitter ... /
2/Refresher—on June 2, 2016, after a great @realDonaldTrump campaign rally (I was honored to lead the #pledgeofallegiance at the start, and to meet candidate Trump backstage), San Jose’s finest forced the attendees leaving the rally to run a gauntlet of vicious, armed criminals./
3/Wielding Mexican flags and bags of rocks and sucker punches and acting in concert, who assaulted my our clients aged from early teens through their 70s. San Jose police stood there and watched, did nothing, and in fact enabled and encouraged the violence through inaction .../
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Livestream of DC Circuit argument (starting momentarily) in Garza v. Hargan, AKA the @ACLU's Jane Doe case re abortion rights of unaccompanied immigrant minors #appellatetwitter #justiceforjane…
Oyez, oyez, oyez. @brigitte_amiri's name mispronounced in the intros, taking that as a good omen.
DAG focusing on breadth of the district ct order they're appealing, says he will circle back to mootness and class cert. Citing Bellotti to say gov't has a role to play in youth decisions. 1st question hones in on how ORR still gets to play role while complying with this order.
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THREAD on new 9th Circuit decision in Rodriguez v. Swartz, our (@ACLUaz @sdACLU + @ACLU) cross-#border shooting case: On Oct. 10, 2012, a U.S. Border Patrol agent on duty in Nogales, AZ fired between 14 & 30 bullets across the #border.…
Approximately 10 of those bullets hit J.A. Rodriguez, a 16 year old boy peacefully walking down the street on the other side of the #border wall, in Nogales, Mexico.
The 9th Circuit opinion first *affirms* the AZ district court's decision denying Agent Swartz qualified immunity: 📢📢📢"It is inconceivable that any reasonable officer could have thought that he or she could kill J.A. for no reason." Slip Op. at 9.
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This is a really important story that isn’t getting much play outside of #appellatetwitter. I’ll scope about it shortly
My service is weak here, so I'm reduced to tweeting.

Basically the DOJ is refusing to defend Obamacare in Court, on the grounds that they think it's unconstitutional. This is not good, and I say this as someone who is not a fan of the ACA by any stretch.
The norm prior to the Obama administration was that administrations would defend *even those laws they disagreed with* in court so long as there were non-frivolous arguments that those laws were constitutional.
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#lawtwitter #appellatetwitter The problem: until the legal profession's culture undergoes some changes, this is going to be a problem. Let me tell you a little story about representing a female partner who accused a senior partner of sexual harassment 1/
I send a demand letter to the firm's managing partner. A few days later I receive a call from an outside attorney, who focused in plaintiff's law, saying he represents the firm and that we should mediate the case. Great. So we select a mediator and go mediate at a 2/
neutral site in another town -on a Sunday. All very hush-hush. The mediator was a woman who spent 30 years on the bench at the trial and appellate levels - we felt good about our chances of early resolution. But, for some damn reason, the firm brought the senior 3/
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Officially released today: my new @yalepress book assessing Justice Scalia’s legacy and the future of his ideas and style on the Supreme Court…
Tonight I’ll be doing an event at @UCIrvine @UCILaw to be livestreamed with @AdamWinkler talking about my book and his excellent new book, We the Corporations We will talk the past, present, and future of #SCOTUS #appellatetwitter…
This weekend @cspan @BookTV will feature a panel about my book on Justice Scalia with @AdamLiptak of the @nytimes and Prof. Sue Bloch of @Georgetownlaw, (This was an @acslaw event)
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Would Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz disclose his Cayman Trust Fund #offshoreaccounts #TaxHaven #appellatetwitter…
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Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, nominated to 2nd Circuit is a Beneficiary of #Cayman Fund
Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz 2nd Circuit nominee and Billionaire Cayman Trust Fund Beneficiary…
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