Category Archive: Logical Reasonings

Logical Reasonings / 11.2.17

A. If you forgot to sign up for the LSAT last week, you are in luck — late registration has been extended to Tuesday, November 7th. @Official_LSAT

B. If you’ve sat in on a law school class before, you’ve surely the “gunner” type. Ultra-competitive, sits in the front, eager to inject their opinion into conversation. Here are the schools with the most “gunners.” Princeton Review

C. Forbes runs down the story of one Craig Cunningham, a “professional plaintiff” who hunts down and sues telemarketers in federal courts. Forbes

D. In a recently filed legal brief, Trump’s lawyers argue that referring to the women who accused him of sexual harassment allegations as “liars” is his “political opinion.” Washington Post

E. A peek into the noble and glamorous life of a public defender. WBEZ

Logical Reasonings / 11.1.17

A. If you’re planning on choosing a law school based solely on your political affiliation, this list of the schools with the most liberal and conservative students may be of use. Above the Law

B. But if you’re planning on choosing a law school to begin your legal career, this list the of the schools that provide the best career prospects may be of use.

C. In one of the most twisted judicial interpretations imaginable, a Louisiana judge held that a criminal suspect’s request to an interrogating officer for a “lawyer, dog” did not constitute a request for an attorney, since the officer could have reasonably believed that the suspect was requesting that he be provided a canine admitted to practice law. Slate

D. A lengthy discussion on how prosecutors shape the criminal justice system. Crooked

E. Donald Trump, Jr. attempted to illustrate the dangers of socialism by threatening to take away half of his daughter’s Halloween candy. The internet pointed out the irony that he was using a child who just received a bucketful of free candy to make this point. AV Club

Logical Scream-onings / 10.30.17

A. You have just a few days left to post your most clever LSAT or law-themed costume or your best jack-o-law-ntern using with #booprint for a a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Blueprint LSAT

B. The only thing scarier than Halloween weekend antics is failing the bar exam. Here’s some advice from a law professor if you find yourself in the latter category. Above the Law

C. Or maybe getting the summons to serve on a jury is scarier? That summons can be sent to anyone, even former presidents. ABC 7 Chicago

D. Yet another Trump order has stalled in court. This time, a Washington D.C. federal court blocked the transgender military ban. Vox

E. Another part of Trump’s inauspicious week, of course, is the indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort for charges ranging to hiding foreign payments to lying to the FBI and conspiring against the US. Manafort will plead not guilty to these charges. CNBC

Logical Scream-onings / 10.27.17

A. A little fun for your weekend: Dress up in your most clever LSAT or law-themed costume, or carve your finest jack-o-law-ntern, post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #booprint, and have a chance of wining a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Blueprint LSAT

B. The ABA is bringing the heat on a few more underperforming law schools. This times it’s Florida Coastal School of Law and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Above the Law

C. The NYT found materials that suggest that Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with the Trump campaign allegedly on her own accord, was acting on behest of the Kremlin, further complicating the web connecting the Trump campaign and Russia. NY Times

D. Spain’s central government has shut down Catalan’s government after he region declared its independence, making the impasse between the two. Washington Post

E. Just in time for Stranger Things 2, astronomers have found a mysterious object that does not appear to be of our own world (or solar system, for that matter). CNN

Logical Scream-onings / 10.26.17

A. Don’t forget you ghouls and goblins, we’re running a contest for Halloween week here at Ghost Strongly Supported. Post your best LSAT- or law-related Halloween costume or pumpkin carving on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #booprint for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Blueprint LSAT

B. Scary that Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate GOP nominee who does not believe in the rule of law, ever graduated from law school. The New Yorker has a story about how he earned the nickname Fruit Salad for how mixed up he was while at the University of Alabama Law School. New Yorker

C. A study shows that some private law schools are in for a frightening tuition hike in the near future. Better nail down the LSAT and get accepted now, before that happens. Above the Law

D. Conspiracy-minded people the world over were waiting for the release of classified documents related to the JFK assassination … and Trump decided to delay that, presumably to maintain the fiction that Ted Cruz’s father was the killer. Washington Post

E. He did find time to declare a national emergency for the opioid epidemic, but not the time to dedicate funds or call upon Congress to dedicate funds to trying to solve it. The Hill

Logical Reasonings / 10.25.17

A. It’s Halloween week, so we’re now Ghost Strongly Supported and we’re holding a contest: Post your best LSAT- or law-related Halloween costume or pumpkin carving on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #booprint for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Blueprint LSAT

B. John Grisham, he of blockbuster legal thrillers like The Firm and The Pelican Brief, wrote his most recent novel on the scariest legal issue of them all: student debt at for-profit law schools. CBS News

C. Another horrifying issue in the legal profession: a study shows that prosecutors offer better plea deals to white defendants. Slate

D. The National Jurist just published their ranking of the law schools that offer the best bang-for-your-buck, for those future law students who don’t let ineffable things like prestige guide their decisions. Above the Law

E. Last night, Arizona Senator Bob Flake announced that he would end his bid for re-election with a fiery speech on the Senate floor denouncing Trumpism (though it’s worth noting that he was getting pummeled from the right by a Trump-supported primary challenger). Here’s a round up of reactions to Flake’s decision. NY Times

Logical Reasonings / 10.24.17

A. Let’s cure our Tuesday blues with some food news! First up, McDonalds gave up on trying to make healthy and appealing options and is now unveiling a new value menu with a ton of cheap options. Bloomberg

B. The hot food trend sweeping Hawaii is stealing tons of cans of Spam from supermarkets. Now that the poke craze has swept the nation, we expect this to migrate over to the mainland in 2020. Grub Street

C. The celebrity chef world isn’t immune to sexual harassment. Famed New Orleans chef John Besh is stepping down from his restaurant group amid allegations of sexual harassment against him and many male employees. He’ll surely roux this day for the rest of his life. CNN

D. Apparently FEMA is sending the contents of your gross college roommate’s pantry to Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico –items like Vienna sausages and shelf-stable tuna “chunks.” Many are critical of the shipments, but experts state these foods may be necessary for those victims still without reliable power or running water. Washington Post

E. If all the above news wasn’t sickening enough for you, Taco Bell has you covered with a “Kit Kat Chocoladilla,” which is Kit Kat-stuffed quesadilla. Fortune

Logical Reasonings / 10.23.17

A. Think you’re ready for law school? Here’s a questionnaire to double check. Above the Law

B. Think you’re ready for law school but already have another career? Here’s some advice. US News & World Report

C. Think your hot social media platform is ready to release a hardware product? Maybe think again … Slate

D. Human rights attorney (and person who married George Clooney) Amal Clooney had her own #metoo experience in the legal field. Entertainment Tonight

E. As did Senator Elizabeth Warren, who discussed the harassment she faced as a young law professor. Boston Globe

Logical Reasonings / 10.20.17

A. Even the dean of the UCLA School of Law, one of the handful of California law schools that doesn’t have an abysmal bar passage rate, called the California Supreme Court’s decision to not lower the cut score for the California state bar exam “deeply disappoint[ing].” Above the Law

B. Over on the U.S. Supreme Court, apparently Justice Elena Kagan and new guy Neil Gorsuch really hate each other. Too bad they signed up for the one job you’re expected to do for the rest of your life. Slate

C. More trouble for SCOTUS: A recent study says the court desperately needs fact checkers. NY Times

D. Although it won’t bring solace to the perhaps hundreds of women Harvey Weinstein harassed and assaulted, the LAPD might provide some justice. Vanity Fair

E. Finally, there’s a conspiracy on the internet that the White House is trotting out a fake Melania Trump. This weekend, let’s all imagine we have doppelgängers out on the town while we study for the LSAT. Vox

Logical Reasonings / 10.19.17

A. Bad news future California lawyers: the California state bar exam’s cut score will not be lowered, at least for now. ABA Journal

B. Good news current Ezekiel Elliott fantasy owners (but bad news for those who would wish those accused of serious sexual assault face some punishment): a Texas judge issued a stay on Cowboys’ running back’s 6-game suspension, allowing him to play this weekend. Dallas News

C. Speaking of that, a case for why the Supreme Court’s Faragher-Ellerth theory of employer liability for sexual harassment has allowed workplace harassment to proceed with minimal checks for decades. Slate

D. The Trump administration prevented an imprisoned, 15-week pregnant teen’s access to an abortion facility. A federal judge told the administration it can’t do that. Now the whole case is being fast tracked through the appeals process, since there’s, you know, a deadline here. Buzzfeed News

E. Finally, who else but attorneys would be fresh on the hunt for evidence that electric company PG&E are to blame for the Northern California wildfires. Bloomberg