Category Archive: Logical Reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 6.26.17

A. Even if you procrastinated until now to sign up for the two webinars we’re hosting tomorrow, you still have time to sign up for either the first webinar on the law school admissions process or the second on the LSAT. Or, knock yourself out, sign up for both. You’ll be showered with great information on the LSAT and the law school admissions process, and you’ll also get a $300 discount on our classroom course or a $75 discount on the first month of an online LSAT course subscription. Register before tomorrow. Blueprint LSAT

B. It was the Supreme Court’s last day of school today, and it was a busy one. The most talked-about ruling of the day will surely be its decision to uphold just part of the freeze on Trump’s travel ban issued by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits. Before SCOTUS rules on the ban after reconvening in October (unless the issue becomes moot by then—this is supposed to be a temporary ban, after all), the ban on travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with no “bona fide relationship” with the U.S. can be enforced. Washington Post

C. SCOTUS also held that a religious school in Missouri may use tax-payer grants reserved for nonprofits to build playgrounds. This seemingly minor issue could have led to major implications for the separation of church and state, but the opinion clarified the ruling only applied to playground funding. NPR

D. The Justice League also surprisingly announced that it would hear a case about the Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Buzzfeed

E. Finally, the Gang of Nine decided to call it a day and declined to hear a case from the Ninth Circuit, which upheld California’s strict limits on the right to carry concealed firearms in public. LA Times

Logical Reasonings / 6.23.17

A. There’s still time to register for the two webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday, June 27th. Not only will you get great information about the LSAT and law school admissions process, you’ll also get a $300 discount on our classroom course or a $75 discount on the first month of an online LSAT course subscription. Register to attend at the following link. Blueprint LSAT

B. Charlotte Law School, which has faced major challenges already, is now in actual, serious risk of closing down. Choose your school wisely, aspiring lawyers. Above the Law

C. A week after the verdict in the Philando Castile trial, a mistrial has been declared in the prosecution of the officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati during a traffic stop in 2015. Washington Post

D. Politifact has a comprehensive, no-nonsense look under the hood of the Senate Health Care Bill. Politifact

E. The Supreme Court announced that it will issue its last decisions of the judicial term on Monday, which will almost certainly not involve a decision on the travel ban. One day you too will be able to start your vacation on a random Monday. In the meantime, happy studying this weekend! LA Times

Logical Reasonings / 6.22.17

A. There’s still time to take advantage of our 48-hour flash sale on classes in Los Angeles, Orange County, New York and Chicago. You have until Friday, 9 am PT to get $300 off a qualifying course. We’re slashing the prices of qualifying courses by $300. Don’t miss out! Blueprint LSAT

B. You also still have time to register for the webinars we’re hosting next Tuesday, June 27 from 11 am-noon PT and from 5-6 pm P. Not only will you get great information about the LSAT and law school admissions process, you’ll also get a $300 discount on our classroom course or a $75 discount on the first month of an online LSAT course subscription. Register to attend at the following link. Blueprint LSAT

C. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that Brendan Dassey’s confession to the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, which was the subject of the Netflix doc Making a Murderer, was improperly obtained, and that Dassey should be released from his life sentence or retried. ABC News

D. The Senate GOP Health Care Bill, which has spent the last few weeks behind closed doors, was finally unveiled today. Take a look at what’s in it here (or let journalists tell you what’s in it here). Senate.gov

E. I could allude to “secrets” to getting a perfect LSAT score that would put fear into the heart of LSAC. I could then wait a month and a half to reveal that, actually, there are no such secrets. You would be disappointed, right? You would wonder why I made such a claim in the first place, right? Well … Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 6.21.17

A. We are in the midst of a 48-hour flash sale. We’re slashing the prices of qualifying courses in Los Angeles, Orange County, New York and Chicago by $300. Find an eligible course and enroll before this sale is over at 9 am PT on Friday! Blueprint LSAT

B. If you want another way to get a $300 discount on any course, and get some great info on the LSAT or law school admissions to boot, you can register to attend one of the two webinars we’re hosting on Tuesday, June 27. From the comfort of your own home, we’ll guide you through the law school admissions process in the first webinar and the ins and outs of the LSAT in the second. For those who decide that they dig learning about the LSAT over the internet, we’ll also be giving out a $75 discount on the first month of an online LSAT course subscription. Register to attend at the following link. Blueprint LSAT

C. It’s tough out there for the top dogs—lots of firings and threats of firings today. First, Uber’s founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was canned after the ride share company experienced tons of bad press for sexual harassment scandals, contentious relationships with law enforcement, and IP lawsuits with Google. NY Times

D. And after taking two Ls in special elections in Georgia and South Carolina last night (giving House Dems an 0-4 record in special elections since November) the progressive wing of the Democratic Party is wondering if it’s time to move on from the stewardship of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Slate

E. And jobs aren’t even secure in the land make believe, as directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were relieved of their directorial duties on the upcoming Han Solo prequel film, months into shooting. Hollywood Reporter

Logical Reasonings / 6.20.17

A. Pssst … you listening? We have sensitive information here. Tomorrow, we’re starting a 48 hour flash sale on classes in Los Angeles, Fullerton, New York, and Chicago. We’ll be offering $300 off (yes I know that’s a lot but keep quiet we’re trying to be secretive) all qualifying courses starting at 9 am PT Wednesday morning. The sale will only run until Friday at 9 am, so act quickly. Blueprint LSAT

B. Do you want to attend a different course and get a $300 discount the old-fashioned way? Well, you can attend one of the two webinars we’ll be hosting on Tuesday, June 27. Get an intro to the LSAT or an overview of the law school admissions process from a veteran Blueprint instructor. By registering and then attending, you’ll get a $300 discount off our live course or a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. Register to the right! Blueprint LSAT

C. In the torrid world of rap game litigation, the producer of Desiigner’s hit from last year “Panda” alleges that he’s the subject of a copyright infringement claim brought by Future, who allegedly alleges that “Panda” is a wholesale rip-off of “F*** Up Some Commas.” Pitchfork

D. With the Senate Republicans ramping up to pass a health care bill that still hasn’t been made publicly available, Vox asked numerous Senate GOP members why they were so intent on passing the bill. Their answers are … less than clear. Vox

E. It’s so hot in Phoenix that planes can’t even fly. Admit it, you didn’t even know it could be too hot to fly a plane until just now. BBC

Logical Reasonings / 6.19.17

A. If you want to learn all about the LSAT and the law school admissions process, we can think of no better source then experienced professionals. We can think of no better setting to receive this information than the comfort of your own home. And we can think of no better reward than sweet, sweet discounts. So why don’t you register for one (or both!) of the two webinars we’re hosting on Tuesday, June 27. From 11-noon PT, great information on the law school admissions process will be piped straight to your computer, tablet, or phone courtesy. And from 5-6 pm PT, you’ll get a helpful rundown on the LSAT delivered straight to you. And if you register and attend either event, you’ll get a $300 discount off our live course or a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. RSVP now, because space is limited! Blueprint LSAT

B. The Supreme Court today decided to extend trademarks to potentially subversive or offensive names. The plaintiff in this case was a Portland band, but this case is likely to help the most famous and profitable offensively-named company of them all In & Out BJ’s Pizzeria Dick’s Sporting Goods Jiffy Lube the Washington Redskins. LA Times

C. A busy day for SCOTUS, clearly, as the high court has decided to hear a Wisconsin case challenging state representatives’ use of political gerrymandering. Washington Post

D. Elsewhere in legal news, special counsel Robert Mueller just hired former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann to join his investigative team. The new guy is especially skilled in “flipping” witnesses. Reuters

E. This weekend, a mistrial was declared in the Cosby criminal case, which Cosby counted as enough of a win to let out the Fat Albert catchphrase … But Cosby still faces a retrial and a number of civil cases against women, so may may may-be don’t celebrate too soon, Bill.
CNN

Logical Reasonings / 6.16.17

A. Did you miss our flash sale today? Do you love discounts? Do you want to learn about the LSAT or the law school applications process? Are you a fan of seminars, but wish they would be piped over the internet directly to your computer so you could attend from the comfort of your own home? Well, you’re in luck. We’re hosting two free webinars on Tuesday, June 27. The first is all about the law school application process, and the second is all about the LSAT. If you RSVP and attend either webinar, you’ll get a $300 discount off our live course and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. RSVP now, because space is limited! Blueprint LSAT

B. Amazon head hauncho Jeff Bezos asked Alexa to make a shopping list for Whole Foods, and dotty ol’ Alexa misheard and accidentally purchased the grocery chain for $13.7 billion. Forbes

C. In a sad, predictable, and sadly predictable outcome, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile last year in Minnesota was acquitted of all criminal charges. CNN

D. Trump just acknowledged, via Twitter of course, that he is the subject of the expanding inquiry into Russia’s involvement with the election. This was following a bizarre statement from deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the head of the investigation, who may recuse himself from the investigation. Whatever happens, high school students of the future are going to have a tough time untangling what is becoming an incredibly complicated story. NY Times

E. Despite having deported some DREAMers earlier this year, Trump just announced that the more than 750,000 unauthorized immigrants protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can continue to legally live and work in the U.S. for the time being. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 6.15.17

A. You have less than one day left to take advantage of the flash sale on classes in Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. $300 off any qualifying class. But you only have until 9 am PT this Friday, June 16 to take advantage. And these classes start this weekend, so act now! Blueprint LSAT

B. Are you not a proud resident of LA, SD, Boston, NY, or DC, but want to take an LSAT class at a discounted rate? Well, you’re in luck then. We’re hosting two webinars we’re putting on Tuesday, June 27. If you RSVP and attend either webinar, you’ll get a $300 discount off our live course and a $75 discount on the first month of an online course subscription. RSVP now, because space is limited! Blueprint LSAT

C. The jurors have been in deliberation at the Bill Cosby trial for four days now, and have just declared that they’re deadlocked. The judge told them to get back to deliberating.
NY Times

D. A new study put into stark relief just how wide the “justice gap” is in the U.S. 86% of all civil legal issues that low-income Americans face receive little to no legal assistance. ABA Journal

E. As the investigation into Russia, Trump, and alleged obstruction dominate the news cycle, the Senate continues to plug away at passing a massive health care bill that’s not exactly popular. FiveThirtyEight looked into why they’re doing this. The most compelling answer involves just following the money … FiveThirtyEight

Logical Reasonings / 6.14.17

A. Have you heard? We’re having a flash sale on classes in Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. $300 off any qualifying class. But you only have until 9 am PT this Friday, June 16 to take advantage. Check out eligible courses here! Blueprint LSAT

B. Do you not live near one of the qualifying courses, but love learning and discounts? Then sign up to attend one of the two webinars we’re putting on Tuesday, June 27. Attendees of either webinar will receive a $300 discount off our live course and a $75 discount on the first month of the online course subscription. Register now, because space is limited! Blueprint LSAT

C. Legal experts weigh in on Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III’s refusal to answer certain questions based on a preemptive, by proxy, invocation of executive privilege at the Senate Intelligence Committee. Vox

D. The Supreme Court, in an opinion delivered via RBG herself, struck down a federal statute that places a stricter residency requirement on fathers than on mothers before they can pass down their citizenship to their children born abroad. Slate

E. Good news for those who take LSAT and land somewhere in the middle? Testing data indicate that those who get the best LSAT scores are choosing to not apply to law school at all. In 2017, there was a 12.4% decrease in the students who applied to law school with a score between 165 and 169, and a 23% decrease in the students who applied with a score between 175 and 180. ABA Journal

Logical Reasonings / 6.13.17

A. We’re getting word out early: On Tuesday, June 27, we’ll be hosting two web seminars—or webinars, if you’re into the whole portmanteau thing. The first, from 11 am to noon Pacific Time, discuss the law school applications process with Blueprint instructor, UCLA Law graduate, and all-around higher education expert Branden Frankel. The second, from 5-6 pm Pacific Time, will discuss all matters of the LSAT with veteran Blueprint instructor Nick McIntosh. Oh, and attendees of either webinar will receive a $300 discount off our live course and a $75 discount on the first month of the online course subscription. Register now, because space is limited! Blueprint LSAT

B. Back in the ol’ White House, “friends” are leaking to the NY Times that Trump is apparently considering firing Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel appointed to investigate this whole Russia rigmarole. Although Deputy AG Rob Rosenstein says it’s Rosenstein’s call and that he wouldn’t fire without good cause. NY Times

C. In the ol’ DOJ, Jeff Sessions didn’t think it was in the public interest to discuss conversations he had with Trump regarding James Comey’s firing … CNN

D. … although he does think it in the public interest to prosecute medical marijuana providers. Washington Post

E. And on Capitol Hill, the Senate is getting very, very close to passing their version of a health care bill. Vox