WALMART GUY - A leading Walmart compliance lawyer has been tapped by President Trump to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Lee Philip Rudofsky, a one-time associate at Kirkland & Ellis, served as the Arkansas solicitor general before joining Walmart in 2018. Rudofsky clerked for Judge Andrew Kleinfeld on the Ninth Circuit and received his law degree from Harvard. Many of Trump’s judicial nominees have been pulled from Big Law, but fewer are joining the bench from in-house legal department positions.
BAD FOR BIZ - On the heels of the first lawsuit filed against the state of Georgia late last week over its “heartbeat” abortion ban, the list of entertainment companies unhappy with the law grows. Sue Reisinger reports that Netflix has vowed to fight against the law with the ACLU, one of the groups filing the lawsuit. Meanwhile, AMC Networks, and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. say they’re monitoring the situation. Disney has said it doubts it will continue to do business there.
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