* Here’s the truth behind what some saw as Zina Bash making a “white power” sign at the confirmation hearings of her former boss, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. [Washington Post] * With the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in the rearview mirror, now is a good time to look back at the last four Supreme Court confirmation hearings. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Thomas Jipping summarizes research showing that the American Bar Association does tilt leftward in rating judicial nominees — which is why its unanimous “well qualified” rating for Judge Brett Kavanaugh is especially impressive. [Bench Memos / National Review] * Jonathan Adler argues that claims of a Justice Kavanaugh threatening the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare have been greatly exaggerated. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * But a Justice Kavanaugh likely would affect the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on presidential authority and the separation of powers. [Instapundit] * Speaking of the Supreme Court, conservative (and tiny) Hillsdale College punches above its weight in producing SCOTUS clerks — so Paul Rahe wants to know, why can’t his school get any love from the U.S. News rankings? [Ricochet] * President Donald Trump’s “radically direct” tweets about pending prosecutions threaten the rule of law, according to Gerald Lefcourt and Joel Cohen. [Law & Crime] * Legal research smackdown: Lexis v. Casetext! [Dewey B Strategic] * And in other notable news from the world of legal tech, iManage just acquired business-process company Elegrity, which works in the risk and compliance management space. [Artificial Lawyer]

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