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Logical Reasonings / 1.19.18

A. Here’s some #inspiration for the trying times in your LSAT studies, with stories of law students hand selected by LSAC. LSAC

B. If a law professor ever tries to banish laptops from the classroom, show her this study, and then tell her she can take your laptop from your cold, dead, currently-scrolling-through-your-social-media-feeds hands. Law.com

C. Looks like the Supreme Court will take another bite out of the travel ban apple. NY Times

D. Will a government shut down close down federal courts and give litigators, judges, and clerks some R&R? Apparently only if the government is shut down for more than three weeks. ABA Journal

E. A new judge on the 6th Circuit is looking to make big changes to 4th Amendment jurisprudence. According to a sweeping decision by Judge John K. Bush, cops can now search your entire home if they suspect you used a computer to commission a crime. Slate

Logical Reasonings / 1.18.18

A. Here’s a round up of what fonts you should use on your resume to appear classy and employable af. Above the Law

B. Today in They Don’t Teach You This in Your Professional Responsibility Class: You can get disbarred for videotaping nude women in the office bathroom. ABA Journal

C. A bunch of 1Ls at Georgetown, a group that includes the First (or, more realistically, Second) Daughter, still haven’t gotten their first semester grades and they are getting antsy. Perhaps presidential intervention is in order. Above the Law

D. Not that we Americans much care what the rest of the world thinks of us, but a new poll says the rest of the world has a historically low opinion of our leadership. Gallup

E. Amazon is looking for counsel on HIPAA compliance. It appears they are … ahem … primed to get into the health care game. MedCity News

Logical Reasonings / 1.17.18

A. The data whiz over at TaxProf Blog crunched the numbers and found that the attrition rate at law schools with low LSAT scores is through the proverbial roof. TaxProf Blog

B. Maybe one reason for that is the declining perceived value of a law degree. I wouldn’t know. This Gallup study on that topic is super long. Gallup

C. Georgetown 1L Tiffany Trump is already off to a bad start for her second semester, having spent the first week of classes posing as a “sexy flower girl” at some Manhattan socialite’s Vegas elopement. Above the Law

D. Desmond Ricks, a Detroit man wrongly convicted of murder spent 25 year behind bars before being exonerated, just won $1 million from the city. Associated Press

E. Here’s the full, annotated transcript of Arizona senator Jeff Flake’s speech criticizing Trump’s attacks on the press. Luckily for the press, Flake will do the brave thing and battle Trump throughout Trump’s presidency oh wait no that’s right Flake’s retiring next year. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 1.16.18

A. Shocking news from the ABA: the legal market ain’t what it once was. ABA Journal

B. The British judge who said racist things to law students is now a British not-judge who said racist things to law students. Above the Law

C. The Big Law firm Ogletree Deakins got hit with a big gender discrimination suit — to the tune of $300 mil — alleging that male shareholders get paid, on average, $110,000 more than women shareholders. Bloomberg

D. Bannon, with more reason to talk than ever, has been subpoenaed by Mueller’s special investigation. NY Times

E. The White House, apparently, will undergo the super rare task of begging the Supreme Court for its permission to end the DACA program. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 1.12.18

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B. Here’s a law-themed Instagram account for all your snarky legal meme needs. Above the Law

C. Las Vegas’ new NHL team, the Golden Knights, just got hit with a trademark challenge by the U.S. Army, whose parachute team uses a similar logo. Just like Vegas to make a cheap facsimile. Washington Post

D. The ABA’s case against an underperforming lawsuit, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, heats up with ABA’s summary judgment. ABA Journal

E. Some tips for succeeding in the second semester of 1L. National Jurist

Logical Reasonings / 1.11.18

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B. If you’re interested in studying abroad during law school (and hey, with the cost of law school, you may as well get a vacation out of it), here are some of the wildest study abroad programs. National Jurist

C. . They don’t teach this in your professional responsibility class: Apparently, you can’t inflate your internet billing records to look more busy to your partners at your law firm. ABA Journal

D. Some music publishing companies dropped a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Spotify, a judgment that will drastically cut into the streaming service’s rap caviar budget. Above the Law

E. Welp, doesn’t look like our president will be welcomed in Haiti, El Salvador, or Africa any time soon (and a bipartisan bill that protected 800,000 DREAMers from deportation isn’t looking so hot either). Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 1.10.18

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B. SCOTUS just struck down North Carolina’s congressional districts as unconstitutional, forcing the state to draw a less partisan map. NY Times

C. Over in the Senate, Dems Cory Booker and Kamala Harris were just appointed to the Judiciary Committee. The Hill

D. Some advice on repaying student loans as a first-year associate at a law firm. Above the Law

E. Why proofreading is important. @LettersOfNote

Logical Reasonings / 1.9.18

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B. Diane Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, just released a transcript of an interview with the head of the firm that compiled the so-called Trump dossier over the head of Charles E. Grassley, the top dog at the committee, which will surely lead to an awkward day at the office. NY Times

C. A top Italian judge and law professor will get his come-uppance for pressuring law students for sex and running the school like a “cult” #anch’io. Washington Post

D. Over in America, it’s apparently cool law school professor day. First, here’s a NYU Law professor getting silly on Twitter. Above the Law

E. And second, here’s probably-too-honest admission from an apparently too-cool professor. @_TheGreatNate

Logical Reasonings / 1.9.18

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B. In case you had a sneaking suspicion that English judges were out-of-touch, condescending, and more than a little racist, here’s a story to confirm that notion. Above the Law

C. The Supreme Court has denied to take on a case against Mississippi’s HB 1523, which will leave in place a sweeping law that codifies as religious belief the idea that marriage should only be recognized as the union of a woman and a man, that a person’s sex is determined by anatomy, and that sex should only occur during marriage. ABA Journal

D. Here’s a legal argument that’s actually just good advice: the DOJ lawyers tasked with defending the White House’s decision to end DACA are asking the court to disregard the president’s tweets. Law.com

E. Unfortunately for Trump and his lawyers, Robert Mueller will likely not ignore what the president says during a potential interview with the special counsel. Washington Post

Logical Reasonings / 1.5.18

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B. Law schools are freaking out about a proposed House bill that caps graduate school borrowing well below the annual cost of law school tuition. Above the Law

C. They don’t teach you this in your Professional Ethics class in law school: A Brooklyn prosecutor was disbarred for forging wiretap orders on her ex. Law.com

D. Speaking on questionable legal decisions, the NY Times reports that Trump gave the White House’s top attorney to stop Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation. NY Times

E. Unfortunate news for law-abiding Juggalos — the 6th Circuit dismissed the Juggalos suit against the FBI’s designation of ISP fans as a “gang.” Above the Law