Tag Archive: SCOTUS

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Logical Reasonings / 5.16.16

A. From drugs and prison to being clean and graduating law school, Chris Poulos is an inspiration. MPBN

B. Continuing what seems to be a policy of restraint in taking controversial cases ever since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, which resulted in a 4-4 liberal/conservative split, the Supreme Court has sent an Obamacare case back to a lower court with the directive that the parties come to a compromise. CNN

C. Are you a college student who doesn’t have enough reading to do? Here are some intellectuals with books you must — must! — read before graduation. The Daily Beast

D. Ever wonder what people are more likely to die of in any particular state? Of course you do! Not surprisingly, it’s drug overdose in Appalachia. PBS

E. Some tourists tried to steal a bison. Daily Kos

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Logical Reasonings / 4.18.16

A. Here’s a nice story about an ex-con who’s turned her life around, gone to law school, and is helping others who get swept up in the criminal justice system. No, we aren’t going to say anything snarky about it. Kitsap Sun

B. After Supreme Court oral arguments, it looks like Obama’s plan to indefinitely suspend deportations for childhood arrivals and their families is going to get the axe. Because the lower court ruled it unconstitutional, a 4-4 split upholds that decision. Slate

C. Here’s some new research about what killed the dinosaurs. Gee, wonder if this will end up on the LSAT. Gizmodo

D. We ran a little story on making flashcards the other day. We were right, like always. NPR

E. Are you also sick of hearing how handsome and dreamy and progressive and dreamy Justin Trudeau is? Gawker

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Logical Reasonings / 4.1.16

A. Have you entered for the chance to win a free copy of The Blueprint for LSAT Reading Comprehension? You haven’t?? There’s literally less than two hours left! Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. President Obama is speaking at Chicago Law School, where he used to teach Constitutional Law, to push for the Senate to consider Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Quoth Mitch McConnell, “I dgaf bro.” Huffington Post

C. Here’s a whole bunch of fake April Fools’ products. We have to admit, we might try the Chicken Fries Shake. Gizmodo

D. And here’s a whole bunch of the best April Fools’ pranks. CNN

E. This… this is just out of whack. Just read it. Peta Pixel

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Who is Merrick Garland? 3 Things You Should Know About Obama’s Longshot Supreme Court Nominee

In the never-ending, poorly acted Kabuki theater that is national politics these days, we’ve seen senator after senator — Republican and Democrat alike — chew the scenery over a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Democrats — President Obama included — make the point that the Constitution is pretty clear about what’s supposed to happen when a Supreme Court Justice dies.

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Thomas speaks!

My boy Clarence Thomas has been a little cray-cray during the last ten years. He just stopped talking, kind of like Tommy. Many believe he became the puppet of former-Justice Antonin Scalia. (By the way, potential conspiracy alert). But this has all changed. We are now pouring one out for Scalia, and Thomas is back. And he is inspiring everyone to buy guns.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.29.16

A. Through Wednesday only, save $300 on a Spring classroom course in San Francisco, Berkeley, or Houston. Blueprint LSAT

B. Clarence Thomas asked a question from the bench during oral arguments for the first time in ten years. The issue? Domestic abusers’ Second Amendment rights. Vox

C. The mummified remains of a lost German yachter turned up this week off the Philippines. The Sayo had been adrift since 2009. (Warning: graphic image.) The Mirror

D. Jay Z and his music streaming service Tidal are being sued over alleged failure to pay artists. Jay Z now has 100 problems. Complex

E. Trump just compared himself with a historical figure. Guess who. Nope. Uh-uh. Try again. Sorry, the correct answer is Mahatma Gandhi. Mother Jones

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Logical Reasonings / 8.20.15

A) LSAC has released some data regarding the number of people taking the LSAT, and it’s still in decline. Here are some potential conclusions. Above the Law

B) Ever wondered what being a Supreme Court intern is like? Here’s the inside scoop. National Law Journal

C) Texas Tech School of Law is introducing a “brain training” program for 1Ls. Hmm… Lubbock Online

D) Someone going by Deez Nuts is the top-polling Independent candidate for president in some states. America, F yeah! The Guardian

E) In related news, you can watch about a million news anchors solemnly say the phrase “deez nuts.” Deadspin


Logical Reasonings / 8.17.15

A) Jay Z and Timbaland will testify in a lawsuit regarding improper sampling in “Big Pimpin’.” At least it’s not for going 55 in a 54. Page Six

B) A Missouri woman is suing a restaurant for throwing a hot bun in her eye. Lowering the Bar

C) Despite the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage, a Kentucky county clerk is turning away gay couples. The New York Times

D) Good(?) news for anyone who skipped classes in college – some colleges are testing mastery of the material without attending lectures. The Atlantic

E) Nick Offerman showed off his pizza farm, with taquitos and fish sticks straight off the vine. AdWeed