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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 06, 2016, 01:23:38 PM »

So, I changed my registration to No Preference and grumpily concede that I am no longer represented by either party. I guess I'm a Kennedy Democrat, or maybe a Kemp Republican. Sad times.

Well, function follows form, in this case. With our system of governance (first past the post, federalism, Republic, Presidential), we are doomed to have a two-party system. If you look at history, you can see that there are brief period where there is a partly-viable third party that either gets destroyed, subsumed in another party, or becomes one of the two parties (the current GOP). That's it- there's no way in our system to have more than two for any sustained length of time.

Given that, we all must map our interests on to the party that is least offensive to us, I guess.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 06, 2016, 11:54:47 AM »

As I've said before, I'm not a Clinton fan. In fact, the legitimate criticism from Comey was well deserved and illustrates why I'm not a Clinton fan. All politicians lie, but she does it clumsily.

You know, it's a weird thing. I'm not even so much of a Democrat by desire, as much of a not-Republican by circumstances. A Rockefeller Republican that, by default, has become a Democrat (although still registered as an Independent).

And when it comes to Clinton, I'm really meh. I could not be less enthused - although she was a better choice than Sanders, but only because Sander was only ever a protest candidate. The scary thing, though, is that there isn't a large number of prominent national Democrats to choose from. Seriously- I still couldn't pick out O'Malley in a lineup.

Warren? Booker? ummm....... See what I mean? The scary thing isn't that Clinton is the nominee, or that she is so uninspiring, it's that I have a hard time picking a better person for this cycle. *sigh*

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 06, 2016, 10:02:37 AM »
Lol, James comey and the FBI have completely destroyed hillarys credibility.

You better read what he said-- I've been telling you what they would find for a while now and i am vindicated.....i dont give a shite that Obama is not going to prosecute.

I accepted that trump would be president a long time ago.

I still will write in bernies name for president.....its about principle.

Clinton is finished.

Truth and facts hurt dont they?

This has been such fun. ;)

Keep posting though are a fun punching bag.lololol

Qui, moi? I don't need to bother refuting your points- they refute themselves! Seriously, you've been banging this drum that blah blah Sanders will win the nomination blah blah Clinton will be indicted blah blah Trump won't win. And, as everyone else already said- it doesn't matter what happens, you'll just move on to the next point. I'm quite sure that next year, after we have President Clinton, you'll be saying, "Ha, that's what I always said, but I've got my popcorn ready because of (whatever, we're laughing at you)."

Seriously, u mad bro? Clowned again? Just to think; by gracing us with your presence, you have deprived some poor village of their idiot.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 06, 2016, 07:40:30 AM »

Now I will write in sanders name in November...hopefully trump will only get one term.

Cinnamon Troll's stages of popcorn-

1. Denial. But Sanders is still going to win! I don't understand math, so ... delegates? California?
2. Anger. But Clinton is really Nixon!
3. Bargaining. Despite reality, something something Sanders will still win the nomination.
4. Depression. Where is my popcorn now?
5. Acceptance. Boy, I hope that Trump wins!

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 05, 2016, 12:05:56 PM »

Her run for higher office is over.

Based on the immutable Law of Cinnamon Troll*, that means her run for higher office is just beginning!

Seriously- can you give us your NFL picks? There's some money to be made here.

*The Law of Cinnamon Troll, loosely stated, is that if Cinnamon Troll says it, it is either wrong now, or will be wrong shortly.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 05, 2016, 11:40:09 AM »

And for the record I wasn't wrong or Clinton would have been a lock already.

Uh huh. Sure, when your candidate disbands his campaign, announces he's voting for the other candidate, and all of the people that have endorsed him (well, I should say the few ...) have come out strong for Hillary ... and when Hillary has been busy building a general campaign apparatus and campaigning for the general election- who do you believe, the Always Wrong Troll or your lying eyes?

What, are you going to be posting after the convention saying, "It's just a flesh wound. Just wait for my popcorn! Sanders will win on write-in ballots! Derp!" Wait ... that's exactly what you're going to be writing.

Keep up the comedy stylings, friend! Like I wrote, you're a pitch perfect parody of the idiot commenter. Gold star!

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 05, 2016, 10:39:43 AM »
Hillary Clinton can never be trusted to hold political office again

Given your past history, it would now appear that Hillary Clinton is a lock for the White House!

I will say this- while a stopped clock is right at least twice a day, you have the unenviable tenacity to both be always wrong, and continue posting. As they say, if you don't know why other people are laughing, then you're the joke. :)

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 05, 2016, 10:04:01 AM »
No charges for Clinton, Cinnamon.

Looks like another prediction fell through. How many does that make?

All of them? I mean, c'mon. If you didn't know he was a delusional troll by the time of the last Benghazi hearing, what will it take?

But, sure, we can continue to laugh at him. At this point, I am reasonably confident that he is a Hillary supporter that is just doing a pitch-perfect parody of her crazy enemies. Because, really, no one is that stupid.


I think we need to break this out into what the real issues are. And, no, anecdotal evidence (I once heard some attorneys from low ranked schools arguing) doesn't cut it. I once knew an attorney with a JD from Harvard who was dumb as a box of rocks, but that doesn't mean that most attorneys from Harvard are.

Law schools are sorting mechanisms. The first of many, but a very important one. The T14 gets better "raw ingredients" than the T4. Put another way, the very last bubble applicant accepted at Yale would be a full ride scholarship, top recruit at any T4 school. To analogize it to football- you can have great players at a D3 school, but every player at Alabama is going to be pretty, pretty good, because they get the best high school students.

But what does that mean? That means that early in your career, when you have no client, no real work product, and credentials matter, the credentials of your law school matter a great deal. And the simple fact that you were good enough to get into a T14 school means that you are in the running for a BigLaw job, or a clerkship, or whatever it is you want. Whereas if you go to a different school, you need to prove more- law review, moot court, good grades, and so on. And the farther down the food chain you do, the more you need to do in school to show that your personal credentials > school's.

Now, once you've been in practice for a while, this fades. Because you have other things to be judged on - your book of business, your work product. But some things will continue to live on- the network of successful alums, or for some schools, the local, state, or regional influence. Some things may even be surprising- for example, if you want to go into state politics, you are likely better off attending State Law U. than Harvard. And cost is a factor, and, as I've stated before, while the difference between T14 and T4 may be noticeable, the difference between say, #30 and #70 not so much.

Glad to hear that I helped!

If you haven't already, I would recommend (make sure you look at the graphs tab) to research the schools you like and see how similar people did in prior cycles; looking quickly, it would appear that you are on the border for Stanford. I would also recommend to get a good idea of what the school's actual employment numbers and prospects (incl. clerkships, if you're into that) look like.

Finally, in addition to applying to your dream school and other T14 schools that are "national schools," definitely apply to some schools (the "safety schools") in the region you want to practice, so you have some comparable offers.

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