Tag Archive: Election 2016

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The 2016 election is not over yet.

You might not know this, but there is still a very important political race going on in this country. No, it’s not the race to encourage electors to go rogue and mirror the popular vote, which Hillary Clinton won going away. Barring any unforeseen events — not like any of that kinda stuff has happened in this election! — Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.

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The 2016 Campaign, A Cornucopia of LSAT Flaws

As this rabid, flea-bitten cur of a presidential election comes mercifully to an end, we should try to find something — anything! — positive to come out of it. So, here is my feeble attempt to bind up the nation’s wounds: We got to see a record-breaking amount of logical fallacies, and now there are concrete examples to think of when you’re trying to get all the flaws down for the LSAT.

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Donald Trump, Defender of Constitutional Provisions Both Real and Imagined

Donald Trump met with Republican members of Congress last week in an effort to assuage any concerns they may have about his candidacy. In this meeting, they asked him if he’d defend Article I of the Constitution (which, of course, is the section of the Constitution that establishes the legislative branch, including Congress).

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Logical Reasonings / 5.18.16

A. Without editorializing, here’s a list of the law schools with the highest percentage of unemployed recent graduates. Above the Law

B. Donald Trump released a list of 11 white people he’d nominate to the Supreme Court, one of whom has relentlessly bashed him on Twitter. In case you’re wondering, there is no other list. The Hill

C. The verdict is in: Spiderman is the most popular comic book superhero. Namor the Submariner could not be reached for comment. News Everyday

D. George Zimmerman, unrepentant sack of garbage that he is, appears poised to make nearly $140,000 off the gun he used to kill unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. This comes just days after taunting Martin’s parents. Seriously, can someone please hurl this a-hole into the sun? CNN

E. Were you on LinkedIn four years ago? You may want to change your passwords if you haven’t since then. US News & World Report

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Logical Reasonings / 5.17.16

A. A federal judge has blocked part of a Kansas voter ID law. Opponents of the law argue that it’s a thinly veiled attempt at suppressing the vote. Talking Points Memo

B. Here’s what America’s law school deans think about the current state of law school and admissions in America. Spoiler alert: it ain’t pretty. Above the Law

C. Donald Trump has filed a financial disclosure claiming to be worth $10 billion. He still refuses to release his tax returns. Reuters

D. In more depressing election 2016 news, a surprising number of people are using their obituaries to complain about the candidates. THEIR OWN OBITUARIES. The Week

E. New evidence has set free a man who spent 19 years — nearly half his life so far — behind bars. Huffington Post

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Logical Reasonings / 5.13.16

A. Mere minutes left to enter to win a free course. Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. Oh, the funny mishaps of 1L final examinations. It’s criminal. Above the Law

C. We are reserving our left hand for the remainder of the 2016 presidential election for facepalming. Yes, a hand devoted entirely to facepalming. New York Daily News

D. Obama issues a directive requiring all U.S. public schools to allow students to use the restroom best suited to a student’s gender identification. Uproar ensues. Reuters

E. Zika has snuck on to American soil. US News & World Report

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Logical Reasonings / 5.12.16

A. Today is the penultimate (look it up) day of our summer LSAT course giveaway. Don’t wait until the ultimate day, even though it sounds cooler! Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. Minnesota Law School *swears* it is not circling the drain. The New York Times

C. Unity Watch 2016: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan have met. Still no unity. Fox News

D. A few short months from opening day of the 2016 Olympics, Brazilian lawmakers impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Oh, there’s Zika, too. CNN

E. Florida Man is apparently out on parole and looking for paying work. News Herald

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Logical Reasonings / 5.11.16

A. Did you enter to win a free summer Blueprint LSAT course yet? What the heck are you waiting for? Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. Here’s a good breakdown of some things you can do to manage law school debt. US News & World Report

C. We told you about LSAC going after University of Arizona for allowing students to take the GRE in lieu of the LSAT. It looks like LSAC is backing off, but maybe not permanently. Above the Law

D. Don’t freak out, but the whole Zika virus thing is getting worse. NBC News

E. Despite the long odds of winning the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders isn’t backing off of Hillary Clinton just yet. The Washington Times

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Logical Reasonings / 5.10.16

A. You still have a chance to enter to win a free summer Blueprint LSAT course, classroom or online! Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. Law school is expensive. This student turned to prostitution to pay the bills. Reasonable? Abominable? Above the Law

C. Looks like West Virginia is feeling the Bern today. It’s not enough to save the campaign, though. CNN

D. Need relief from all the crazy news that makes you want to scream? Here’s a list, with breathtaking photos, of the most beautiful location in each state. Believe it or not, Nebraska is not uniformly horrible. Pure Wow

E. Do you ever look at your car and think, “Man, there just aren’t enough swastikas on this thing.” Well, here’s a craigslist ad with the car for you. Jalopnik