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AM Roundup: HB2 Repeal Voted Down

Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news:

Repeal rejected: A bipartisan agreement to repeal North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law fell apart Wednesday, after Republican legislative leaders required a late addendum of a six-month “cooling-off” period for local policies that Democrats said was a violation of a hard-fought deal. [WSJ, Charlotte Observer]

Goldman and 1MDB: Investigators are trying to determine whether Goldman Sachs had reason to suspect that money it helped 1MDB raise was misused. [WSJ]

Pension fund probe: A former portfolio manager of New York state’s pension fund allegedly steered $2.5 billion in business to two brokerage firms in exchange for bribes that included prostitutes, cocaine and concert tickets, authorities said. [WSJ]

Prince divorce to be unsealed: Prince’s 2006 divorce from Manuela Testolini will soon be open for public inspection after a county district judge unsealed nearly the entire file. [Star Tribune]

Scalia on presidential conflicts: In a decades-old memo, the late Justice Scalia warned future presidents and vice presidents that having apparent conflicts of interest would open them up to “damaging criticism.” [Daily Beast]

Comey’s call: While the FBI stuck with its decision not to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton, agents believed they needed to examine newly discovered emails just to be certain. [

Judicial discipline: A five-year effort aimed at removing Judge Jerry Tillett from a North Carolina superior court bench ended with a state high court ruling that the state bar had no power to discipline him. [Outer Banks Voice]

Art dealer charged: The Manhattan district attorney’s office charged a high-profile New York art dealer with possession of stolen property and conspiracy to buy, smuggle and launder millions of dollars of antiquities from East Asia. [WSJ, NYT]

Blackface costume: A University of Oregon law professor who donned blackface for a costume at a Halloween party violated the school’s anti-harassment policies, the university said in a 29-page report. [AP]

Wage hike challenge: An Arizona judge refused to halt the state’s new minimum-wage increase from going into effect Jan. 1. [Arizona Republic]

Turf dispute: A Missouri couple is suing the city of St. Peters in federal court over an ordinance requiring local homeowners to plant at least 50% turf grass on their property. [KSDK-TV]

(via WSJ)