Tag Archive: Election 2016

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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 / 3.15.16

A. Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg were apparently not satisfied with merely savagely murdering the once-proud Indiana Jones franchise with the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and so now they’re going to defecate on its grave with yet another sequel. Stop it! Deadline

B. The ABA has all sorts of wacky new rules and regs for law school accreditation. Oh, you silly lawyers. Above the Law

C. As it stands this moment, it looks like Trump will win in Florida but lose Ohio to Gov. John Kasich. Absolute proof of the old adage, “You win some, you lose some.” CNN

D. Dude. Bro. Dude. Guess what? You can get free Slurpees on Friday and Saturday if you bring anything resembling a cup. We are going to get rrreeeeeaaaalllllyyyy weird with this one. USA Today

E. Mariah Carey is getting her own reality show which she refuses to call a reality show. Way to diva it up before it even starts. People

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Logical Reasonings / 3.9.16

A. Marco Rubio has staked his hopes on the people of his home state of Florida. Polls indicate the feeling is not even close to mutual. Fox News

B. JJ Abrams admits he made a mistake in The Force Awakens. No, it’s not that it was a total rip off of the first Star Wars. ABC News

C. There’s a thing called “Rage Yoga,” which involves contorting oneself, screaming, swearing, and drinking beer. Here at Blueprint, we call that Tuesday. Oddity Central

D. Good news. We found the worst tattoo-job ever, and it provides the basis for the worst mugshot ever. KHOU

E. Here’s a rundown of the men and women Pres. Obama is considering to nominate to the Supreme Court. New York Magazine

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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

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Logical Reasonings / 2.10.16

A. Check out this post from friend-of-the-blog and Jones Day super lawyer Rachel Gezerseh about studying for the dreaded bar exam with a newborn baby. Eek! ABA for Law Students

B. Time is running out to get 30 days’ free access to all of Blueprint’s online resources. Enroll now, using promo code FEBFREE at checkout! Blueprint LSAT

C. In justice-delayed-might-not-be-justice-denied news, an octogenarian priest has been arrested in connection with a 55-year-old murder case. CNN

D. The 2016 election carnage was widespread today, with two hopefuls – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and businesswoman Carly Fiorina – dropping out. Reuters

E. Aaaaaaand, finally… haha, hoho, whew! In this hilarious practical joke, some @#$%! threw an alligator into a drive-thru window. What a charming little imp! The Sun-Sentinel

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Logical Reasonings / 2.3.16

A. The Republican presidential field winnows as Rand Paul and Rick Santorum both drop out of the race. Vice

B. Human Rights Watch is teaming up with Columbia and NYU law schools to develop new and improved methodologies for gathering evidence in human rights abuse cases. National Law Journal

C. Lawyers for Adnan Syed – the convicted killer who was the focus of the runaway hit podcast “Serial” – are in court today asking for a new trial, based in part on evidence undercovered during the making of the podcast. ABC News

D. Donald Trump is crying foul about losing Iowa, and now he wants a rematch. Boo-friggin’-hoo. BBC News

E. And in other Trumptastic news, Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. No, really. Politico

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A Brief Wrap-Up Before Everyone Goes Back to Not Caring About Iowa

The Iowa caucuses were last Monday. Blueprint sent me down to Iowa to cover the event, to look for the story between the headlines.

Once every four years, the Hawkeye State gets to feel like the quiet kid in elementary school everyone forgot about until his parents got him a pair of sweet Ninja Turtle light-up shoes. Iowa is the first electoral event of the presidential election season.

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The Iowho, Iowhat, Iowhen, Iowhere, and Iowhy of the Iowa Caucuses

Today, we’re going to go off the beaten path a little bit and discuss the campaign trail. As I’m sure most of you know, we’re on the verge of the Iowa Caucus. What you might not know is how the Iowa Caucus actually works. To be honest with you, I didn’t have a terribly clear idea myself before I started researching for this post (I’m a little ashamed to admit that most of my knowledge came from a classmate’s description of an episode of “The Good Wife”).