Non-Sequiturs: 06.14.17

* Time to nerd out! We’ll start with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) firing a shot across on the bow on blue slips. [Politico via How Appealing]

* Speaking of judicial nominees, Professor Stephanos Bibas, nominated to the Third Circuit, has a long, long paper trail — including not just lots of law review articles, but letters to the editor from when he was a college kid. [CA3blog]

* Who knew that singer John Legend was a legal nerd? He’s all about “the challenge and the opportunity of federalism,” as Chris Geidner reports. [BuzzFeed News]

* It’s time for the courts to recognize that the Lemon test “is really and truly dead,” according to Daniel Blomberg of Becket. [Bench Memos / National Review]

* Meanwhile, Professor Orin Kerr identifies “an interesting question worth flagging for the Fourth Amendment nerds” out there. [Washington Post]

* Finally, Fifth Circuit guru David Coale has found something even wonkier than the Rooker-Feldman doctrine. [600 Camp]

DBL square headshotDavid Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law and the author of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He previously worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can connect with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you can reach him by email at
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