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Weekly Briefs: DC Circuit orders Mueller disclosures; House bill puts judicial finances online

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Sections of the report prepared by Robert Mueller and his team that were previously redacted have been ordered to be disclosed.

DC Circuit orders disclosure of some Mueller report redactions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday ordered disclosure of some redacted portions of the Mueller report, including a section that explains the special counsel’s decision not to prosecute an unnamed person who may be Donald Trump Jr. The court concluded the passages contained factual and identifying information available elsewhere in the report, so disclosure would only reveal government decision-making. BuzzFeed News had sought the information. (BuzzFeed News, the Associated Press,

House passes bill to put judges’ financial information online

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would require judges’ financial forms to be posted online in a searchable format. A companion bill is pending in the Senate. (, Law360)

Travis Scott hires O’Melveny lawyer in Astroworld suits

Rapper Travis Scott has hired high-profile litigator Daniel Petrocelli of O’Melveny & Myers to defend him in civil lawsuits stemming from his Nov. 5 Astroworld concert in Houston. Scott faces nearly 250 lawsuits after 10 people were killed and many others were injured in a crush of people at the concert. Also on the legal team are Steve Brody and Sabrina Strong of O’Melveny. (Reuters, Law360)

Former Emory law student alleges retaliation for rape report

An anonymous former student at Emory University School of Law has filed a lawsuit alleging the school retaliated against her for reporting rape and harassment by a law student who worked for the school. The suit alleges the school constructively expelled her in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs that receive federal money. (Law360)

Hausfeld will step down as chair of his namesake firm

Michael Hausfeld will step down as chair of the namesake firm he founded 13 years ago. Hausfeld will become chair emeritus on Jan. 1, 2022. Taking his place will be global vice chairs Brian Ratner and Anthony Maton. According to, the law firm will build on Hausfeld’s “drive for international expansion with an antitrust focus.” (, Reuters, Hausfeld press release)

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