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Melania Trump: Copyright Infringer?

The irony of Melania Trump’s now well-documented plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech is plain to see. Without getting too political about it, Donald Trump elbowed his way into national politics as the leader of the birther movement, trumpeting (pun intended) the demonstrably false claim that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and therefore ineligible to serve as president. That Mrs. Trump would lift portions of a speech singing the praises of then-Senator Obama in order to sing the praises of Mr. Trump is strange at best.

Logical Reasonings / 7.20.16

A. Dude who totally deserves to get banned from Twitter gets banned from Twitter. Vox

B. Some solid advice from USNRW on getting awesome letters of recommendation. Check it out. US News & World Report

C. Murder? Or assisted suicide? Either way, this defendant’s story sends a chill up the spine. The Los Angeles Times

D. Is calling for the execution of your opponent just politics? Um, kinda creepy what’s goin’ on these days. The Huffington Post

E. Finally, Twitter is allowing users to apply for a verification badge, rather than just handing them out as they see fit. Now you and your 12 followers can breathe easy. Refinery 29

Logical Reasonings / 7.19.16

A. Still time (barely!) to enroll in a Blueprint LSAT classroom course for the September LSAT. Blueprint LSAT

B. So, Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech. Trump campaign response? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Bloomberg

C. These are the top ten law schools when it comes to minimizing student loan debt. US News & World Report

D. Real person Stephen Colbert resurrects “Stephen Colbert” for Election 2016. Vox

E. And then there’s this. Slate

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So, the magical LSAT journey begins.

Studying for the LSAT is an overwhelming amount of hard work. Any LSAT prep company out there that sells it as anything LSAT — one crazy hack that lets you ace the LSAT! — is not worth its salt. Unfortunately, after teaching the Blueprint course exactly four-zillion-and-two times, I’ve found that many of my students don’t come to grips with this fact until the course is already well underway.