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General Board / Re: Donald Sterling Lawsuit ?
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:57:03 PM »
He can get whatever money she has at least and then whatever reality T.V. show she gets on he can garnish her wages etc.

He will mess up her life, but she might benefit from it in the long-run although most likely in a year or two everyone will forget about her and Donald Sterling.

Remember when that Malaysian airliner went missing? Huge news for about two months then everybody forgot something else will happen and V Stiviana and Donald Sterling will be forgotten about.

If you want to live in Florida then attend law school in Florida it is that simple.

However, the location where you attend law school is important. Every 0L myself included back at that time assumes law school will be so difficult that they will not have time for anything else and more importantly that once they graduate you can just go wherever you want.

Both are false law school is essentially the prime of your life and where you spend three years of your life is a very important decision. More importantly there is a substantial chance you will end up around the area you attended law school for both personal and professional reasons.

In law school you will make friends, likely enter into a serious relationship or solidify a pre-existing one, you will get an apartment and essentially build a life for three years, which can be difficult to leave. People do it of course, but on my first day of law school many people came from all over the country with a number of ideas that they would return to X place, but for the most part didn't happen. They obtained internships built connections etc near our law school, took the California Bar, and got jobs through their law school connections, or stayed due to a relationship they entered, etc.

There  are exceptions of course, but you should be sure you want to live in Tallahassee Florida for three years, because where you spend that time is important.

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a law school and one of the least important ones is the rankings. It is a magazine offering an opinion and should not be the basis of a life altering decision.

Here is a good article offering some insight on how to choose a law school.

There is of course no right answer to the question, but use your common sense and do not let a for-profit unregulated magazine make a life altering decision for you.

Good luck in your pursuit of a legal education.

General Board / Re: Donald Sterling Lawsuit ?
« on: June 20, 2014, 12:29:58 PM »
I am sure he will sue her and make her file bankruptcy to destroy her life pretty easy case against her. Invasion of privacy tort with  gigantic damages.

As for the NBA it will just be interesting essentially he is the victim of a crime and being penalized for the crime committed against him. The question I would frame is can you penalize someone for a crime perpetrated against them the answer would seem to be no, but I am very interested to see how it all plays out.

General Board / Re: Alito calls USNWR rankings an "abomination"
« on: June 20, 2014, 12:25:17 PM »
No ranking system anywhere is "accurate", which is the whole issue.

It is the opinion of a magazine with no basis in actual facts.

If the rankings were based on something 100% tangible such as the average LSAT score of incoming students as this is the same test nationwide. Or a regional ranking by state bar passage i.e. what California school has the highest bar passage in California you could have a tangible ranking. Otherwise it is all speculation.

They are just opinions who is the greatest quarterback of all time.
(1) Joe Montana
(2) Brett Favre
(3) John Elway
(4) Dan Marino
(5) Johhny Unitas
(6) Jim Kelly
(7) Peyton Manning
(8) Tom Brady
(9) Joe Namath
(10) Frank Tarkenton

The list can go on forever and there is no right answer people would say Dan Marino is the great twenty others would say Tom Brady it is all fun to argue about, but it is essentially meaningless. Same with the rankings U.S. News has their formula, which is fine the formula makes little to no logical sense, but it is their formula and they are entitled to offer their opinion.

If people want to make life altering decisions based on a magazine's opinion let them, but it is not wise to do so.

Our culture loves to rank things, but they are all b.s. here is times list of the top 100 most influential people  If people are not on this list does it mean they are not influential? Again, it is just a magazine writing an opinion, which is fine let them do it, but hopefully nobody actually makes any life altering decisions based on this magazine opinion.

People just need to use common sense it seems to be more and more of a lost art.

General Board / Re: Donald Sterling Lawsuit ?
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:07:56 PM »
My understanding of the NBA constitution was that if an action caused an economic harm to the league, but the team could have sold for a record breaking $2 billion dollars so his comments did not negatively impact the league economically.

My understanding of the rules is that you could kick an owner out for not paying their contracts etc, which makes sense and if there was actually economic damages as a result of his statements maybe under that provision it could apply. However, it seems liek this action for all intents and purposes has had a positive economic impact on the NBA in that people are constantly talking about it and billionaires are trying to get their name in the paper just for a chance to buy it.

Sterling is a pretty good lawyer and I am interested to see how he handles it.

As for the Politics the legal system often wins out over popular opinion. Brown v. Board of education was not exactly a popular decision when it came out and the national guard had to be called in, but it stuck.

Judges typically are not politicians as most are appointed, which allows them the discretion to make the right but often unpopular decisions.

It will be interesting to see.

General Board / Re: LSD Needs to Modernize Site
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:02:41 PM »
LSD use to have a format where they showed the five most recent posts, which was the height of the site.  I think that might be a good idea the current setup you can only see posts in certain sections and it is difficult to navigate.

I am not sure why it changed, but I enjoyed the old five most recent posts system and I thought it was easier to navigate than the current setup.

General Board / Re: Citizens United Case Debate?
« on: June 17, 2014, 07:57:13 PM »
Nicely debate issues.

 I still side with Maintain , but Burning makes a great point that Corporations are not subject to anything other than fines.

At the end of the day however, corporations are run by people who can be prosecuted see Enron for criminal acts. If the people working at the corporation want to spend their money to promote an agenda that seems like free speech.

At the end day however, if individuals or members of a corporation want to spend money to support a presidential candidate, congressional candidate, etc then it is their choice.  I think spending money is a form of speech, but plenty of reasonable people will disagree with me. For any potential law students the debate of what is speech was one of the most interesting things in law school and this case is great for that issue.

General Board / Donald Sterling Lawsuit ?
« on: June 17, 2014, 10:32:04 AM »
Again not necessarily law school related although I am sure this is being talked about in law school classrooms.

What are your thoughts on Donald Sterling's position.

If you get to the facts Donald Sterling is an 81 year old crime victim losing his property as a direct result of the crime committed against him.

Donald Sterling however, is basically a horrible person and I think even he would admit to that.

As for the legal standpoint I know first amendment will not really apply, because the NBA is not a government agency. His due process property rights might be impacted.

There is also an anti-trust argument, but I cannot really articulate it.

I would love to see a copy of the lawsuit he filed, but I haven't been able to locate it.

Just curious to hear people's thoughts.

I have heard a lot of noise about this, but no real great legal analysis on the issue and I would love to hear the arguments from both sides.

General Board / Re: Citizens United Case Debate?
« on: June 17, 2014, 10:26:33 AM »
Great responses Burning Sands.

It is unfortunate money plays such a role in elections, but I still think people should be allowed to spend their money how they wish.

It is up to the voters think for themselves and not be fooled by expensive campaign funds I don't think legislating the issue or blocking people is the right approach and the Supreme Court agrees for now, but I can definitely see the issue being revisited.

It is an interesting debate and great summary of the issues in the case.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: June 17, 2014, 09:50:49 AM »
Great post Maintain nice reference to the inquirer it is unfortunate how  exaggerated and extreme stories in many areas of life prevail.

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