President Trump announced his nominations for the vacant seats on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. The slots are going to two Texans and two Louisianans. This apparently includes the seat held by the retiring Judge Grady Jolly, whose chambers are in Jackson. Louisiana gained a seat.

Here is a link to a How

It’s been said that Donald Trump Jr.’s email to Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort is a ‘smoking gun.’ I haven’t seen much explaining why. This post covers that topic.

Here’s the email:

From: Donald Trump Jr.

Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 12:03 PM

To: Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort

Subject: FW: Russia – Clinton – private

With former FBI Director James Comey scheduled to testify before Congress tomorrow, everyone wonders what will happen. Here’s my summary take.

First, Trump was right about one thing. Comey is a showboat. That may be the only thing me and Trump ever agree on.

Sidebar: Trump is a nut. And 70-year old nuts just keep

I recently had an interesting conversation about the potential domino effect that could be created by the President’s nomination to fill the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals seat held by Judge Grady Jolly, who will retire in October.

Everyone I’ve talked to expects the nominee to be a current District Court judge. If so, that

I’m a nickname connoisseur. My mother hated nicknames that kids at school gave me in the first grade. And to be fair, grade-school kids come up with stupid nicknames.

It took me a good 15 years after first grade to embrace nicknames. Now, I love them. I’ve probably had 10 in the last 30 years.