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Morning Docket: 01.28.22 – Above the Regulation

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The U.S. Supreme Court (Photo by David Lat).

* Biden’s announcement of his SCOTUS nominee could take until the end of Black History Month. Hold on to your butts! [NYT]

* SCOTUS gave the green light for Alabama to kill a man overnight. [CBS News]

* Slow down, Florida Man! If passed, a Florida law might net you a $158 dollar speeding ticket. Looks like they’re taking a page out of Alabama’s ticket trap book. [FOX]

* Think all the hubbub around Justice Breyer’s retirement means nothing if the Court remains 6-3? See what these legal minds think — it might change your own. [Politico]

* “Stop recording!” An Arizona bill wants to restrict how citizens can record on-the-clock cops. Hey, somebody’s gotta have video evidence for when the body cams mysteriously turn off. [12news]

Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s.  He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at and by tweet at @WritesForRent.

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