Tag Archive: Election 2016

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Logical Reasonings / 5.6.16

A. Surprise, surprise. A bunch of people don’t like the law school ranking regime. Quartz

B. Trump celebrates Cinco de Mayo precisely how you’d think. Daily Kos

C. It appears that Paul Ryan is being presented with his own Profiles in Courage moment. ABC

D. Future estate lawyers, behold the unholy mess that is Prince’s estate. No will. No nuthin’. CNBC

E. If you read this blog, chances are your post-graduation options come down to teaching K-12 or being a lawyer. This might help you make that decision. Huffington Post

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Logical Reasonings / 5.4.16

A. 70% of 2015 law grads have a JD-required or JD-preferred job. Are you one of them? American Bar Association

B. Donald Trump is vetting VP picks. Under consideration are The Hamburglar and a handheld mirror. CNN

C. A Brazilian study claims that giving mosquitoes a particular bacterial infection makes it harder for them to transmit Zika virus. Reuters

D. Some Republicans are getting wobbly on blocking the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court because Donald Trump could feasibly be president in a few months. Vox

E. The US Department of Justice has notified North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory that the so called “bathroom bill” violates the Civil Rights Act. Talking Points Memo

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Logical Reasonings / 5.3.16

A. Presidential historian Donald J. Trump announces that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, murdered JFK. Oh, and by the way, he’s about to put a lock on the GOP nomination. Daily Caller

B. Oh, the irony! Doctors are the number three cause of death in the U.S. NPR

C. Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli, the target of one securities prosecution, may soon be the target of another. Ah, karma. Bloomberg

D. The smash hit 18th century hip hop musical “Hamilton” has set a record for Tony Award nominations. The Los Angeles Times

E. Australia is giving herpes to carp fish. Yup. Vice

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Logical Reasonings / 4.27.16

A. Tutoring sale is going on right now. Get 20% off any Blueprint tutoring package. Use promo code SAVE20. Sale ends Saturday. Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is the subject of a lawsuit. Ah, lawyers… they can ruin anything, even the magic of a royal wedding. Forbes

C. Bobby Knight has endorsed Donald Trump because of course Bobby Knight was going to endorse Donald Trump. Sports Illustrated

D. Ted Cruz has picked Carly Fiorina to be his losing mate, er, running mate. Reuters

E. Finally, are you feeling the Bernout? Bernie is laying off staff. CNN

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Logical Reasonings / 4.25.16

A. Law school official tells school he’s going to a conference, appropriates funds, never signs up for conference, and spends it at Hooters. Like. A. Boss. Orlando Sentinel

B. A federal appeals court has reinstated the 4-game suspension handed to Tom Brady for Deflategate that was struck down by a federal district court. Why, again, are federal courts a part of this? ESPN

C. The City of Cleveland is paying the family of Tamir Rice, the unarmed black 12-year-old shot by police, $6 million, but admitting no wrongdoing. Isn’t paying $6 million an admission of wrongdoing? People

D. John Kasich and Ted Cruz have decided to team up to deprive Donald Trump of the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the Republican presidential nomination. Not surprisingly, Donald Trump went on to say mean things about them. NBC News

E. Aaaand… Florida Man is at it again. Again. CNN

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Logical Reasonings / 4.20.16

A. Andrew Jackson — the slaveholding tormentor of Native Americans but otherwise great guy — is out on the $20 bill. Harriet Tubman is in. Quartz

B. Hillary crushed Bernie in the Empire State yesterday, all but foreclosing the latter’s ability to close the gap in pledged delegates. Where does Bernie go from here? The Washington Post

C. Apparently the smarty-pants students at Harvard Law School are still capable of saying breathtakingly stupid things. The Observer

D. North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex identified on their birth certificate, may be in big trouble. CBS News

E. Old enough to remember the Sharper Image? Here’s stuff out of the old catalogue. LOL forever on this stuff. Mental Floss

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Logical Reasonings / 4.19.16

A. The American Bar Association has launched an investigation into the expulsion of non-Mormon students from BYU law for possible religious discrimination. That’s a big fat law school no-no. National Law Journal

B. It’s primary day in the Big Apple. Hillary and Donald are expected to win big. CNN

C. Two words, baby: Bulldozer. Fight. New York Magazine

D. The world’s oldest dog has died at 30, or 133 in dog years. BBC

E. And finally, in a year when people decry the loss of democracy across the U.S., the real victims are those who voted to name a British research vessel “Boaty McBoatface.” The Guardian

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Logical Reasonings / 4.14.16

A. So, um, how do we put this? There’s a documentary about this dude who took pictures of a dolphin at a theme park. Normal so far, right? Well, turns out the guy and the dolphin had a “romantic” relationship. He swears the dolphin started it. Mic

B. 68-year old man applies to 11 law schools, gets into 10 of them, sues the one he didn’t get into for age discrimination. Why are you wasting your golden years on this??? ABA Journal

C. Hillary v. Bernie smackdown tonight on CNN! Don’t miss it. CNN

D. To celebrate Tax Day (hooray!) Sen. Elizabeth Warren is doing her best to put tax preparation services like Turbo Tax out of business. Vox

E. Aaaaand, here’s a $70,000 chunk of wale vomit. Seattle PI

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Logical Reasonings / 4.5.16

A. The Panama Papers have claimed their first head of state. Relax, everyone, it’s Iceland. Yeah, apparently there are people and a government there. Mic

B. A woman who worked at a tony yoga studio in Manhattan is alleging sexual harassment. But was this even a workplace? A religious institute? A cult? Did prior sexual consent change the dynamics? Interesting read. Slate

C. Some mathematicians worked out who the real star of Game of Thrones is because, hey, why not ruin something magical and enrapturing with data analysis? The Telegraph

D. This is video a man took of a direct tornado hit. No words. Vimeo

E. It’s looking like today’s Wisconsin presidential primary is going to ding the frontrunners of both parties. CNN

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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.