Logical Reasonings / 4.28.17

A. Good news for postal employees and national park rangers (as well as those who receive unemployment or veteran’s benefits), the federal government will continue to operate for at least a week. Washington Post

B. We’re 100 days into Trump’s presidency, and we’re set to hear about a lot of reflections on how the first 100 went. But why not hear from Trump himself? He misses driving, may or may not understand what a cocoon is, is still fixated on the Electoral College numbers, and thought the whole leader of the free world thing would be easier than firing Dennis Rodman on TV. Reuters

C. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court seems less than impressed with the Justice Department’s argument that it can revoke citizenship for minor lies and omissions in naturalization process, an argument that might actually revoke the First Lady’s citizenship. NY Times

D. A development that should surprise absolutely no one with an internet connection, people are spamming the “illegal aliens” hotline ICE set up to complain about ET. Vox

E. Tumultuous times all over the world, including at Ja Rule’s $12,000-a-night Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, which has basically devolved into a Lord of the Flies situation. Attendees were stuck on the island after the “luxury festival” was canceled, presumably asking “Can I get a … flight out of here.” And on that note, we bid you a good weekend. BBC

Logical Reasonings / 4.27.17

A. Pentagon watchdogs are going to investigate the money former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s received, but failed to disclose in a possible violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, from Russia and Turkey. To make matters worse, he was warned about this very thing. Washington Post

B. A federal government shutdown update: Although the deadline is Friday, the House introduced a resolution that may stall the government from shutting down for at least a week … Vox

C. …but House Dems plan to oppose the measure if Republicans plan a health care vote this week. CNN

D. Some 1Ls this fall are about may have the forgotten Trump daughter as their classmate. Daily Mail

E. Concerned about four-cups-of-coffee-a-day habit you picked up while studying for the LSAT? Science tells you to worry not, caffeine is a super chill drug. Time

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Will the LSAT switch to an adaptive model like the GMAT or GRE?

Earlier this week, we covered the news that LSAC is testing out the administration of a digital LSAT. Today, let’s wildly speculate about what this means for the future of the LSAT. Specifically, could the LSAT of the future be a computer-adaptive test like the GMAT and GRE? LSAC has definitely studied the possibility.

Logical Reasonings / 4.26.17

A. The Ninth Circuit has really been a bee in Trump’s bonnet lately, so he took to Twitter to offer some fighting words. In fact, he got so riled up he maybe forgot about the different between the lowest federal district courts and the intermediate federal circuit courts of appeals. Or maybe he never knew the difference. Either way, this is 1L stuff, Donald. NY Times

B. Meanwhile, White House officials unveiled an outline of its new tax plan. Read up on the changes, because the words “dramatic overhaul” are going to be used a lot to describe this. Washington Post

C. A new lawsuit alleges Fox News of racial discrimination. Apparently they were talking about skin tone when they said they were “fair.” Variety

D. Hopefully starting a trend of surprise scholarship drops as the new flex for musical artists, Beyoncé just announced a new scholarship for women pursuing degrees in creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at several universities. Beyoncé

E. Jonathan Demme, who directed one of the great lawyer movies in Philadelphia, has passed away at age 73. Hollywood Reporter