Tag Archive: lawsuits

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This Dude Hates the LSAT So Much He Took LSAC to Court

If you’re preparing for or have taken the LSAT, I’m confident there were times during your studies that you resented the law school admissions process, LSAC, and everyone else involved that forced you to spend months of your life dedicated to another standardized test. For most of people, the resentment subsides — students resign themselves to the reality of the system, take the test, and move on.

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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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Trials of the Century: Bush v. Gore

The 2000 Presidential Election—where Bush beat Gore, taking 271 Electoral College Votes to Gore’s 266, but losing the popular vote by about 500,000 votes (at least officially) —brought us Bush v. Gore.

An automatic machine recount revealed that the margin of victory in Florida was only 327 votes in favor of Bush. In the American winner-takes-all electoral system, this meant that Bush would take all of Florida’s 25 electoral votes and with them the presidency.

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The Real Housewives and the Bottomless Cesspit that is American Pop Culture

As the Bard once said, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Lucky for William Shakespeare, he died centuries before the debut of reality show/unmistakable sign of the impending Apocalypse, The Real Housewives.

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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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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