CLERK PERKS - The results are in for the law schools that sent the highest percentage of their 2018 graduates to federal clerkships. Karen Sloan has crunched all the ABA data in a nifty graphic chock full of useful hiring info. Yes, Yale and Stanford topped the federal clerkship list, but we’ve got some surprises, too. Hello, Montana.

SLOW-GOING - The vote by the House Judiciary committee to hold U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt may feel familiar. You’ll recall that former AG Eric Holder was held in contempt in 2012 after refusing to comply with a subpoena seeking records related to Operation Fast and Furious, the botched gun sting. As Ellis Kim reports, that case, which became bogged down in the federal trial and appellate courts and just settled Wednesday evening, signaled a complicated legal slog ahead for House Democrats.

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