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Google’s self-driving cars didn’t just drive themselves over to Uber.

A few years ago, Apple sued Samsung for patent violations. The case resulted in a jury award amounting to over one billion dollars. It was a massive case, and it captured headlines around the world. Just a short time ago, Google filed suit against Uber, beginning a case that could dwarf the Apple v. Samsung litigation.

Google, through its self-driving car subsidiary Waymo, is accusing Uber of stealing its self-driving car technology. The complaint centers on Anthony Levandowski. Levandowski is a former Google employee who now works at Uber.

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The 9th Circuit and the Immigration Ban

Last week, the Ninth Circuit upheld the lower court’s temporary restraining order on the Trump administration’s travel ban. If you listen to some news outlets, you’ve probably heard this described as an activist decision by politically motivated judges. To those on the other side of the issue, this was a much needed check by the judiciary on a rogue executive. But for all the opinions being bandied about, it is important to understand what the Ninth Circuit’s decision actually did — and didn’t — do.

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CREW v. Trump

Soon you’ll start your law school journey. If you’re unfortunate enough to have to take constitutional law in your first year, you’ll be very happy to find out about Erwin Chemerinsky, the author of the most widely used con law supplement around. Don’t buy the casebook, buy Chemerinsky’s supplement instead.

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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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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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Graduate sues Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Is this the new normal?

I believe in the market. People generally know what they want and how much it’s worth to them. Or they should. So it’s buyer beware. But around the time of the Financial Crisis—give or take a few years—the market for legal education was dysfunctional, and some think it’s still so.

The main issue was that schools, from the prominent to the struggling, were fudging their employment statistics and costs of attendance. Common tactics included lumping part-time, non-legal jobs, and law school funded jobs into a school’s employment rate, and leaving off living costs during winter and summer break. That’s misleading when attending law school could cost students $100,000 a year, including cost of living. Part-time non-legal jobs ain’t gonna cut it.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.19.16

A. An Illinois voter has brought a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Rafael “Canadian Ted” Cruz to run for the highest office in the land. Sucks to be Ted, eh hoser? CNN

B. Kris Jenner is worried that Kanye is damaging the Kardashian brand. In relevant analogy news, she’s also worried that adding tires to that dumpster fire over there is going to make it smell bad. Reality TV World

C. The Justice Dept. has called Apple’s refusal to unlock an iPhone in connection with its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks is a “marketing strategy.” Steve Jobs must be so proud. From hell. The New York Times

D. Harvard Law School is suing Washington state over its Medicaid drug practices. Yes, you are correct when you note that Harvard Law School is nowhere near Washington State. Boston Business Journal

E. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart will host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. We hope that The Rock wears Kevin Hart in a Baby Bjorn for the entire show. The Los Angeles Times

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Logical Reasonings / 12.15.15

A. This tragedy could’ve been prevented if Yelp allowed zero star reviews. CNN
B. Star Wars! Celebrities! The red carpet! It’s too much to handle! We’re running out of exclamation points! E!
C. A plumber in Texas sold his truck to a Ford dealership, and a few months later it turned up in Syria with an ISIS machine guy strapped to the back. Now he’s suing the dealership. NPR
D. University of Minnesota Law School has flyers posted in the library asking sobbing students to use the stairwell so they don’t bother others. C’mon, people. Law school isn’t that hard. Above the Law
E. All Los Angeles city public schools were closed because of a threat, which was apparently a hoax. BuzzFeed

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Logical Reasonings / 11.24.15

A. Now you can play all the video games at once. Thank you science guys. IFL Science
B. A hearing tomorrow could decide whether your fantasy football league goes to jail. Forbes
C. A case of vandalism at Harvard Law School is being investigated as a hate crime. The Harvard Crimson
D. Do you trust US News & World Report to give you LSAT advice? We’ll let you decide. USNRW
E. The ACLU is suing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for refusing state benefits to Syrian refugees. Talking Points Memo