Tag Archive: SCOTUS

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Logical Reasonings / 2.25.15

A) How LinkedIn can be useful to prelaws. Pen and Chisel

B) A top law school is overhauling its budget at the same time its dean is stepping down. Take it, Bowie! Above the Law

C) Elena Kagan cited Dr. Seuss in a Supreme Court decision today, possibly the reason Samuel Alito’s heart grew three sizes. Slate

D) Happy birthday, here’s a cake shaped like Saul Goodman. Legal Cheek

E) Parks and Recreation ended last night and now the world is a sadder place. Maybe this oral history of the show can help fill the void. Uproxx

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Logical Reasonings / 12.2.14

Use winter break to get ahead on your law school applications. US News & World Report

The University of Denver Law School has a new class: “Representing the Marijuana Client.” Far out, man. ABA Journal

RBG is back, baby! She’s one tough broad. HuffPo

President Obama called police tensions a “solvable problem.” Good thing, too, because that dude is dealing with a lot of unsolvable problems. Wall Street Journal

Who had the worst career after the first Star Wars trilogy? Although, let’s be honest, worst is relative here. THEY WERE IN STAR WARS! FiveThirtyEight

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Logical Reasonings / 11.26.14

The president of a troubled law school just resigned after eight days on the job. Above the Law

The deans of some other law schools are questioning the results of the most recent bar exam. Wall Street Journal

Speaking of the bar exam, the Illinois Board of Admissions reversed course and is allowing a nursing mother extra time on her test. Chicago Tribune

Our favorite SCOTUS justice just had heart surgery. Get well soon, RBG. NPR

8 more unarmed teens still at large. Clickhole

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Logical Reasonings / 11.14.14

We give some tips on studying during the December LSAT time crunch. Ivey Files

Should you join the Bar Association during law school? About.com

A disgraced law school dean shares videos of his poetry about strangers. <-- The best sentence I’ve ever written. Above the Law

Justices Scalia and Thomas are unhappy that SCOTUS declined to hear cases striking down five gay marriage bans last month. Also, apparently Buzzfeed does things that aren’t like thisBuzzfeed

Ted Cruz knows nothing about the internet. Fortunately, The Oatmeal does. The Oatmeal

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Logical Reasonings / 10.30.14

Factors to weigh in order to choose the best law school for you. Ms. JD

The perils of applying early decision. Pre Law Guru

Ruth Bader Ginsburg loved John Oliver’s puppy dog SCOTUS parody, proving once again that she’s the coolest. Wall Street Journal

Not content with members of Congress and governors, lobbyists are now trying to buy off attorney generals. Where’s Bradley Cooper when you need him? NY Times

Pee Wee Herman remakes the new Avengers trailer on Fallon. Nerdist

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Logical Reasonings / 10.28.14

Are law schools getting less gloomy about the future? If they are, it’s the wrong time of year for it… #HALLOWEEN Wall Street Journal

What can you tell about a law school by its building? PrawfsBlawg

Take this quiz to see if you have the traits and values that make a good lawyer. The best part is, you don’t need law school if you pass!* ABA Journal

Samuel Alito can’t get brunch :-( Above The Law

We Would Like To Make The Following Corrections To Our ‘13 Hedgehogs Who Need A Vacation’ List. Clickhole

*Unequivocally false

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Logical Reasonings / 8.20.14

U.S. News & World Report‘s tips for surviving law school. Much different than Bear Grylls‘s tips for surviving law school (Tip #1: eat spiders to save money on ramen). US News

Law grads feel practice-ready without practicing. But that’s how you get to Carnegie Hall! Above The Law

The case for undergraduate law degrees. My case against it: I’d be out of a job. Chronicle of Higher Education

‘Michael Jordan’ of court reporting suffers upset defeat in speed contest. Nike shelves plans for Air Court Reporter shoe line. Wall Street Journal

This SCOTUS haiku generator is addicting. Seriously, I’m jonesing for a hit of United States v. Murdock 23 26, 1931. Legal Geekery

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The PPACA is Constitutional – Will Your Life Change, Law Students?

Almost 75 years ago, another Justice Roberts supposedly switched his vote on minimum wage laws in Parrish, overturning a previous SCOTUS decision and rendering them constitutional. Not only did this signal a shift that would continue in future New Deal decisions (though maybe Congress just got better at writing constitutional laws), it also stopped FDR’s court-packing plan in its tracks.

While rumblings of a plan to pack the Court were today, if anywhere, in the political extremes, Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold the PPACA under Congress’ taxing power certainly came as a shock to most SCOTUS fans; especially after Citizens United. Many on the left were feeling that the Court was losing its institutional credibility (though that’s always the argument of the minority party in the Court).

However, the individual mandate/tax was upheld, and the PPACA is now officially constitutional AND the law of the land.