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The Ninth Circuit heard arguments yesterday over whether to stay the nationwide injunction against President Trump's recent immigration ban. Well, the Ninth Circuit and well over 137,000 others, who tuned in to listen to the oral arguments on CNN and the court's YouTube page. When it comes to appellate advocacy, that's Super Bowl-level viewership.

Those arguments were complex and impassioned, with a few occasional stumbles. Alright, some major stumbles. Of course, we're not one to throw stones. That's what Twitter's for. So we rounded up some of the legal twitterverse's best criticism. Here you go.

Poor Mike Wood. He never wanted to be known as 'the Anna Nicole Smith judge.' But that's exactly what he became after a dispute over the estate of Anna Nicole's late husband landed in his probate court -- a dispute that's lasted for 20 years and counting.

Now Wood is begging, literally begging, to be recused from the case.

President Trump has pledged to announce his Supreme Court nomination next Thursday, setting up another major battle over the Supreme Court seat that has sat vacant for nearly a year now. But the Supreme Court is just one spot Trump has to fill -- one spot out of 114.

That's right, there are more than 100 current vacancies in the federal courts, and it now falls to Trump to fill them.

Judicial precedent is one of the foundations of the American legal system. That's why law students spend years reading old cases, why you pass hours researching past opinions on Westlaw, why you search for ways to apply or differentiate cases. Understanding precedent, and the role it plays in the law, is key to becoming a good lawyer. Yet, the doctrine of precedent is rarely addressed directly and systematically in law school curriculum.

Despite precedent's prominence, more than a century has passed since the last hornbook-style treatise on the doctrine. That is, until now. Bryan Garner, along with 12 distinguished appellate judges, recently published "The Law of Judicial Precedent," a survey of centuries of law and thousands of cases. Garner recently spoke with FindLaw about the book and the role of precedent in the law. Here are some highlights.

Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Trump's nominee for attorney general, went before his colleagues today in a marathon confirmation hearing -- now on its fifth hour and still ongoing. (You can watch the live stream here.)

If confirmed, and so far it looks like Sessions will be confirmed, the Republican Senator from Alabama will become the head of the Department of Justice and the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer in the federal government. Here are some of the highlights from the hearings thus far.

The holiday season may be the time for peace on earth, joy to the world, and copious eggnog, but it's also as good of a season as any for a lawsuit. If Santa has his elves, well, we've got our lawyers.

Whether it's Christmas displays on public property, holiday candy in the classroom, or religious holiday concerts, the holidays have engendered plenty of great lawsuits. Even Charles Dickens has gone to court over "A Christmas Carol."

If you're looking for a break this week, might we recommend 'Loving,' the new-ish film written and directed by Jeff Nichols? The film tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose relationship led to the Supreme Court's landmark Loving v. Virginia decision invalidating anti-miscegenation laws and declaring marriage a fundamental civil right -- a decision which continues to reverberate today.

'Loving' isn't a courtroom drama. You won't see great legal oration or be regaled by high-minded judicial arguments. (The legal battles take place largely off screen.) What you will see, however, is a masterful telling of a pivotal moment in American history, played out in the small and intimate details of the Lovings' relationship.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don R. Willett could be the most famous justice on Twitter. With more than 60,000 followers, and a near-constant stream of jokes, trivia, and personal insight, Justice Willett has earned the title of "Tweeter Laureate of Texas."

He's also gained the attention of another Twitter enthusiast, President-elect Donald Trump. The justice was included on Trump's original shortlist of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees and has a fair shot of making it to the High Court in the near future.

Cranberry sauce, tart, tangy, and deliciously red, is a staple of the Thanksgiving table. And, sorry foodies, nothing is better than the canned stuff. Shiny, wobbly, still bearing the marks of the tin can, it's the perfect side for topping turkey, spreading over a biscuit, or just eating on its own.

But canned cranberry sauce didn't come to us straight from the pilgrims. (Shocking, I know.) It was popularized more than 100 years ago by one very enterprising lawyer.

On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama to be attorney general for the United States under his incoming administration. As attorney general, Sessions would be the top lawyer and law enforcement officer for the federal government, setting policy, guiding prosecutions, even representing the government before the Supreme Court if he so chooses. Under Sessions, the Department of Justice could become one of the most transformed government departments in a Trump administration, according to George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley.

So, who is Jeff Sessions and what do you need to know about him? For one, his full name is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. Here are five more important details about the man who could take over the DOJ: