Tag Archive: supreme court

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Logical Reasonings / 7.17.14

A) Mid-rank law schools are getting even easier for admittance. The American Lawyer.

B) Meanwhile, these mid-rank law schools are seeing the largest gains in employment. Above the Law.

C) Sherlock Holmes is headed to the Supreme Court. CNN.

D) Court budgets have tightened, and poor defendants have felt the pinch. Wall Street Journal.

E) As if it hasn’t been a big enough week for Weird Al fans, here’s all 49 of his music videos, ranked. Spin.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.16.14

A) There’s nothing wrong with applying to law school. Just make sure you do a few things first. Above the Law.

B) Don’t expect to pay off all your law school debt in your first year on the job. JD Journal.

C) Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has a lot of friends. Wall Street Journal.

D) California’s death penalty is unconstitutional, a federal judge has decided. Los Angeles Times.

E) If you’ve ever seen a movie, you know it can’t be good news that a 260-foot crater has mysteriously appeared in Siberia. io9.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.10.14

A) The ABA Fan Club just lost another member. Forbes.

B) Donald Sterling, classy as ever. ABA Journal.

C) When you get that coveted Biglaw, make sure you squeeze as much dough out of it as possible. Above the Law.

D) According to a jury, the Los Angeles Dodgers were 25% responsible for Brian Stow’s death. CNN.

E) The internet loves Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. New Republic.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.3.14

A) A judge who got in a fistfight with a defendant has returned to the bench after a month of paid leave. ABA Journal.

B) The Faculty Lounge has ranked law schools based on LSAT scores and employment data. The results? Surprisingly similar to the USNWR rankings. The Faculty Lounge.

C) Could the Hobby Lobby decision open the door to student loan forgiveness? TylerCoulson.com.

D) According to a recent report, LSAT test-takers generally do better on their second try than on their first or third. US News.

E) And the latest in intergalactic news: “Supreme Court Rules JCPenney Allowed to Sacrifice Employees to Appease Cthulhu.” Moonmont Chronicle.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.2.14

A) Two New Jersey men bought a lottery ticket but threw it away before realizing they’d won. What to do? Sue, of course! MSN News.

B) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in the Hobby Lobby case made waves this week. If it was too long for you to read, you can catch the highlights in song form. YouTube.

C) We all know Supreme Court justices don’t always agree with each other. The New York Times breaks down how often different pairs of justices disagree with an informative graphic. The New York Times.

D) Who says Supreme Court decisions are boring? Here’s a list of the top five quotes from the recently-ended term. Washington Post.

E) A Swedish cooking show – where the hosts are being shocked with muscle relaxers. What will they think of next? YouTube.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.30.14

A) Slate is at it again. They really want you to go to law school. Slate.

B) Nice to see we’re not the only ones who make up imaginary LSAT Logic Games. McSweeney’s.

C) There’s nothing wrong with a law school addendum — as long as it gets the right point across. Law Admissions Lowdown.

D) You might’ve seen the Supreme Court in the news today. Here’s why. CNN.

E) And here are six other Supreme Court decisions you might’ve missed. Clickhole.

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3 Supreme Court Rulings That Should Interest Future Lawyers

The Supreme Court is set to rule on a slew of big cases this week before ending its current term. Because these rulings—and the justices’ accompanying opinions—represent the most influential and important issues in the legal world, prospective law students would benefit from understanding the matters at hand. This time around, the court is addressing issues related to privacy laws, executive power, and more. This post will summarize several of these cases and describe their ramifications.

1) ABC v. Aereo

For context, Aereo is a television streaming service that allows subscribers to watch live, broadcast television on their computers, tablets, smart phones, and similar devices through the use of a small antenna.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.25.14

A) Apply to law school right now. Slate says so. Slate.

B) Online law degrees may not seem reputable…and that’s why so few schools offer one. US News & World Report.

C) Helpful tip for law students: Don’t sue your law school because you flunked. Above the Law.

D) Thanks to the Supreme Court, the police now need a warrant to search your cell phone (sorta). MSNBC.

E) Man’s best friend has found a new pal: the robot spider. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.23.14

A) Good news: law firms are hiring law grads. Wall Street Journal.

B) Even better news: startups and engineering firms need lawyers, too. Law Admissions Lowdown.

C) Of course, if law school isn’t your thing, there’s always politics. Sun-Sentinel.

D) The Supreme Court’s busy week kicked off with a decision on the Environmental Protection Agency. National Law Journal.

E) There are some weird folks in America. Specifically, America’s public transit. Heavy.

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Logical Reasonings / 6.19.14

A) This year, if you read just one scatter plot graph about law school rankings, make it this one. The Faculty Lounge.

B) There’s a big legal mess unraveling at Northwestern Law School after it expelled a student for not revealing he was a felon. Chicago Tribune.

C) Now when you tell people you’re going to Penn State Law, they can ask, “Which one?” ABA Journal.

D) Thanks to the Supreme Court, getting a computer patent just got a whole lot harder. USA Today.

E) Sometimes it’s the .GIFs you can’t see that are the most enjoyable. Clickhole.