Tag Archive: Donald Trump

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Federal Prosecutors’ Role In Government

With the firing of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, people might like to know a bit more about the role of prosecutors in “the system.”

Prosecutors have enormous power. First, prosecutors decide whether to bring any charges at all against a given defendant. If a prosecutor decides not to bring charges against a defendant, no one can appeal this decision — it’s final.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.4.16

A. Those who do better on the LSAT are more likely to pass the bar exam. Kinda makes you want to take Blueprint, doesn’t it? US News & World Report

B. Wondering what this Panama Papers business is all about? Yeah, we thought it was about gettin’ irie too when we first heard about it. Turns out it’s totally different than that. BBC

C. A mad-as-hell-and-not-gonna-take-it-anymore construction worker flew a Mexican flag over Trump Tower in Canada. Viva la… Canada? Time

D. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the one-person-one-vote principle. Huffington Post

E. Blackout tattoos — exactly what it sounds like — are now all the rage in Singapore. Whaddaya think? Would you get one? Date someone who had one? Bored Panda

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Logical Reasonings / 3.30.16

A. We’re giving away a whole slew of free Reading Comprehension books, AKA The Blueprint for LSAT Reading Comprehension. Enter to win! Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. A new poll conducted by Marquette Law School shows Ted Cruz overtaking Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Can Tedster deny Trumpster the nomination? Wisconsin Public Radion

C. Donald Trump calls for women who have abortions to be punished, then says the opposite. NPR

D. A 36-year-old “woman” in Beijing was sued by her parents. Why? They’re trying to evict her because SHE’S 36 YEARS OLD. The Shanghaiist

E. Thought you could hide the fact that you’re a super VR nerd by hiding your Oculus Rift? Not so fast, bub. Popular Science

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Logical Reasonings / 3.25.16

A. The dumpster fire that is the 2016 GOP presidential primary has officially become a 4 alarm dumpster inferno. Burn, baby, burn… dumpster inferno! Gawker

B. Miley Cyrus is joining The Voice. The world needed to know that there were women out there as insufferable as Adam Levine. E!

C. Tom Hiddleston is playing Hank Williams in a new biopic. We tolerated Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, but can we please get some Americans to play Americans? Get lost, Loki! The Los Angeles Times

D. According to the complaint in a lawsuit, Old Spice causes chemical burns and oozing sores. Now there’s another reason to switch to Axe besides the fact that it makes you all ROWR with the ladies. USA Today

E. Corinthian Colleges is ordered to pay former students tons of money for junk education. Daily Kos

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Logical Reasonings / 3.24.16

A. Here’s some sage insight into the recent LSAT vs. GRE debate engendered by U of A Law’s decision to accept the latter exam in lieu of the former. The American Lawyer

B. A jury has rejected Anna Alaburda’s fraud claim against Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Diploma mills all over the nation breathe a sigh of relief. ABC News

C. In the wake of multiple sexual harassment scandals, including one involving the dean of the law school, UC Berkeley has released a harassment prevention plan. We’re still waiting for them to fire these schmucks. San Jose Mercury News

D. Is Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) positioning himself to snatch the presidential nomination from Trump? Huffington Post

E. Finally, Twitter got its trolly little hands on a nice chatbot that Microsoft invented and turned it into a Nazi in less than a day. PC World

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Primarily, we’re all screwed.

There were a few primaries last night — some ho-hum affairs that, in their own way, may have sealed the fate of the planet. By that, I mean that Donald Trump is way closer to putting his itty-bitty index finger on the red button that says “nuke” than anybody ought to be comfortable with.

Let’s look at the contests briefly, and then we can talk about where we go from here.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.23.16

A. Here are the most expensive law schools in America. Good thing you can just borrow a bunch of money and not worry about it, right? RIGHT??? Forbes

B. It looks like we might be in for the first 4-4 Supreme Court split in a case of top-tier importance since the death of Antonin Scalia. Reuters

C. Donald Trump threatens Ted Cruz’s wife because, hey, he forgot to threaten her for like months now, and that’s not fair. The Daily Beast

D. Here’s a list of dogs that hold Guinness World Records. And there’s adorable pics too! Huffington Post

E. And here’s the world’s tightest parking job. The only downside is that it’s permanent. Metro

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Sooper Dooper Tuesday: A Date That Will (Okay, Might) Live In Infamy

Donald J. Trump might just sew this thing up today. If you took “this thing” to refer to Donald J. Trump’s mouth, we wish right alongside you that it might get sewn up today. “This thing,” rather, refers to the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States of America.

In other, less orange-tinted news, Hillary Clinton could put the Democratic race away with big wins in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, although the stakes are not quite as high. Why is that? Starting today, many of the Republican contests are winner-take-all affairs.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.14.16

A. It’s Pi Day 2016! Have you hugged your favorite non-repeating, non-terminating decimal today? NPR

B. After weeks of unrest and debate, Harvard Law School has decided to drop its seal, which celebrates a slaveholding family. Progress! Patch

C. North Carolina officials are considering charging Donald J. Trump with incitement after one of his supporters sucker punched a protestor. Think Progress

D. Paramount and CBS are suing a group making an unauthorized, fan-funded Star Trek movie. We say to those entertainment behemoths, “Live short, and suffer.” CNBC

E. Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he’s withdrawing most Russian forces from Syria. Putin was quoted as saying, “We won! No questions, please.” Reuters

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Logical Reasonings / 3.8.16

A. Lisa Friedrich paints with gunpowder and lights it on fire. We did that too, and we ended up in juvenile hall. PBS

B. Omigoshdidyouhear? A portion of the US News & World Report law school rankings was accidentally leaked. Above the Law

C. A Brink’s security guard stole $196,000. ALL QUARTERS. CNN

D. Primaries are happening in four states. Keep updated. The New York Times

E. And in related news, Latinos are applying for citizenship in record numbers so they can vote against Donald Trump. Fox News