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Morning Docket: 03.31.17

* General Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to President Trump, has offered to testify before Congress on the campaign’s alleged Russian connections in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Remember back in September when Flynn said on Meet the Press that “when you are given immunity that means you’ve probably committed a crime”? This is absolutely wild. [Wall Street Journal; NBC News]

* The chairman of Bethune-Cookman’s criminal justice department defends the HBCU’s affiliation with Arizona Summit Law, even though it’s on probation, saying that because $12.5 million in scholarship money is at stake, “it would be irresponsible not to provide this opportunity as an option for B-CU students to obtain a legal education without incurring excessive student loan debt in the process.” [DealBook / New York Times]

* It looks like President Trump is planning to sign off on a repeal of Obama-era internet privacy rules that were promulgated by the FCC in October. As noted by Senator Chuck Schumer, this is “[t]errible for American [people], great for big [business].” Next on the agenda seems to be the decimation of net neutrality, so you might want to prepare yourselves to pay more for an internet connection that’s quicker than a snail. [Reuters]

* More than half of the 6,000 former students of Trump University have submitted claims to be part of its $25 million fraud class-action settlement. They’ll recoup 80 cents for every dollar they spent on President Trump’s real estate seminars. Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who Trump once accused of being biased due to his “Mexican heritage,” will likely approve the settlement over the objections of two former students. [Big Law Business]

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* Guess which law school created a class based on Baltimore crime drama “The Wire”? It’s U. Pitt., which has a three-credit course called “Crime, Law and Society in ‘The Wire.'” This seems like it’s one of those “Law and [Insert Noun Here]” classes, where 3Ls are hoping to get another A to add to their GPAs before they graduate. This would’ve been more relevant if a Maryland law school had offered the class. [Huffington Post]
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