Morning Docket: 04.05.17

* Talk about an alleged fashion faux pas! LuLaRoe, the maker of the “buttery-soft” leggings that have taken the internet by storm, is facing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of the company’s leggings. Plaintiffs claim that the leggings as “tear[] as easily as wet toilet paper.” LuLaRoe, of course, has stated that the allegations are “completely without merit.” [BuzzFeed]

* “There’s a reason they call it the nuclear option, and that is because there’s fallout. And this fallout will be dangerously and perhaps disastrously radioactive for the Senate for years to come.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set a vote to change Senate rules in order to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. [Reuters]

* In a landmark en banc decision, the Seventh Circuit reversed itself and ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This is not only the first time in history that a federal appellate court has come to this conclusion, but it also creates a split from a recent Eleventh Circuit opinion. This will likely be heard by the Supreme Court. [TIME]

* Squire Patton Boggs has formed an alliance with Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who credits himself as the one who convinced the president to run for office. At this time, it’s unclear what exactly Cohen will be doing for the firm, but he’ll be working from the firm’s offices in New York, London, and D.C. [WSJ Law Blog]

* Dislike: Facebook must turn over digital information from almost 400 user accounts following its failed bid at the New York Court of Appeals to appeal a bulk warrant on privacy grounds. A lone judge dissented, bemoaning the fact that the high court punted on a case that could have disastrous effects on civil liberties. [New York Daily News]
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Source: Daily Dose of Law



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