* After issuing a TRO to a block a political ad attacking his own allies and campaign donors — “almost certainly an unconstitutional prior restraint,” in the words of First Amendment guru Eugene Volokh — Judge Doug Martin of Arkansas (finally) recuses himself. [Daily Caller] * Jim Comey’s bestselling book (affiliate link) could cause complications for Robert Mueller and his investigation, according to Joel Cohen. [Law and Crime] * Which state solicitors general appear most frequently before the Supreme Court? Not surprisingly, Scott Keller of Texas leads the pack, but check out Adam Feldman’s list for other notable names. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Jean O’Grady shares my admiration for the late Tom Wolfe — and even corresponded with the acclaimed author. [Dewey B Strategic] * Too few people are willing to take ownership of change — and this is a big problem, as Greg Lambert explains. [3 Geeks and a Law Blog] * John Fund asks: has the American Law Institute (ALI) strayed from its mission of describing the law and into advocating changes in the law instead? [National Review] * What is “Old Tweet Syndrome,” and is there a cure for it? Charles Glasser makes a diagnosis. [Daily Caller] * Adam J. White wonders: Does the Solicitor General’s request for more time to file its reply to Sierra Pacific’s cert petition in the “Moonlight Fire” case suggest that the Justice Department might confess error? [Weekly Standard] * If you’ll be in Chicago on June 8, please consider coming to the twelfth annual dinner of the Richard Linn Inn of Court, where I’ll be speaking — hope to see you there! [Richard Linn American Inn of Court]

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