Morning Docket: 05.11.18

* Senator Chuck Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee really, really, really wants any Supreme Court justice who’s considering retiring any time soon to speed things up and retire immediately so their successor can be confirmed ASAP before the midterms. You hear that, Justice Kennedy? You apparently need to announce your retirement “now or within two or three weeks.” [Reuters]

* Quinn Emanuel may face an investigation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the agency responsible for overseeing attorneys in the United Kingdom, in the wake of allegations concerning a dismissed partner’s inappropriate behavior. The firm reported itself to the SRA, because it takes the allegations “extremely seriously.” [Legal Week]

* Squire Patton Boggs is really trying to distance itself from Michael Cohen. Remember that strategic alliance they had? Psshtttttt, please, forget about that. Under the bus you go, my friend: “At all times, Cohen maintained his independence, was not an employee of the firm, and did not maintain files or bill clients through the firm.” [The Hill]

* The Federal Communications Commission is planning to kill net neutrality on June 11, one day before the Senate is set to vote on Congressional Review Act resolution that seeks to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules. [NPR]

* Dr. Dre, the rapper, lost a trademark infringement fight against Dr. Drai, the gynecologist. These motherf**kers at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office act like they forgot about Dre. [Courthouse News Service]
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