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* A divided Fifth Circuit panel delivered bad news for President Obama on immigration today. [How Appealing]
* Want to track the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal case in real time? Dewey have a resource for you: the liveblog of Law360. [Law360]
* Benchslap of the Day (from Judge Beth Bloom): “A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. People, not so much.” [Southern District of Florida]
* Another must-read graduation speech: at Seton Hall, outgoing dean Pat Hobbs surprised each graduate with a gift package: a McDonald’s happy meal gift card, a Mega Millions lottery ticket, and a quarter for calling him if times get tough. (For other graduation gift ideas, see our ATL gift guide.) [Seton Hall Law School]
* Why lawyers shouldn’t take the “kitchen sink” approach to their clients’ affirmative defenses. [Angry Asian Man]
* Is San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe going easy on a sheriff’s deputy accused of wrongdoing? [San Jose Mercury News]
* Need something to listen to for your next commute or trip to the gym? Check out my chat with Shearman & Sterling partner Richard Hsu about Above the Law, Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link), and more. [Hsu Untied]