Ed. note: We will not be publishing on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. * Law librarian Jean O’Grady rounds up the many books written by or about the late Senator John McCain — and extends her “condolences to his families and friends on the passing of a remarkable man.” [Dewey B Strategic] * Getting Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court will become easier if Senator McCain’s successor is appointed before the confirmation vote — but as Adam Feldman explains, Judge Kavanaugh’s path to SCOTUS already looks quite clear. [Empirical SCOTUS] * And here’s more good news for Judge Kavanaugh: the American Bar Association just unanimously rated him “Well Qualified” for the Supreme Court, as Ed Whelan reports. [Bench Memos / National Review] * Would a Justice Kavanaugh come out in favor of the new Law Clerk Hiring Plan? As Will Baude notes, there does some to be an ideological aspect to this, with liberals more pro-Plan than conservatives. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * Law prof Ann Althouse calls out the Washington Post for going after the Trump Administration regarding a policy that was in place under Presidents Obama and Bush as well. [Althouse] https://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/08/wapo-is-so-full-of-anti-trump-headlines.html * If you’ll be spending Labor Day at the beach, is it okay to take your top off? Here’s some guidance. [Seinfeld Law] * Joel Cohen acknowledges that Michael Cohen (no relation) has some incentive to tell prosecutors what they want to hear, but cautions that “we shouldn’t take this all too far.” [Law & Crime] * Shawn Gaines of Relativity outlines the ediscovery company’s ambitious plan to create a “legal tech app store.” [Artificial Lawyer]

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