A law professor has concluded that data reported to U.S. News & World Report for its law school rankings apparently tracks the information provided to the American Bar Association.Chapman law professor Tom Bell built a statistical model of law school rankings based on the ABA data, and found the scores were “gratifyingly close” to those generated by U.S. News, according to a summary of Bell’s findings by U.S. News & World Report.“For now, I’ll just offer this happy observation,” Bell wrote at his blog Agoraphilia. “The close fit between USN&WR’s scores and the model’s scores suggests that law schools did not try game the rankings by telling USN&WR one thing and the ABA (the source of much of the data used in my model) another.”Some bloggers have questioned whether law schools are trying to manipulate the rankings. For example: Sixty-four law schools didn’t disclose the percentage of their 2007 class … [Read more...] about Do Law Schools Fudge the Data Reported to US News?
Sean Hannity references ‘fake news’, economy at Trump election rally By November 06, 2018 12:00 AM Sean Hannity spoke from the stage of President Donald Trump's last midterm election rally, after he and Fox News Channel insisted all day that he wouldn't. Hannity appeared on the podium in a Missouri arena on November 5, 2018. … [Read more...] about Sean Hannity references ‘fake news’, economy at Trump election rally
Updated: A surprising new ranking suggested that aspiring lawyers yearning to clerk for a judge may want to consider law school at the University of North Dakota or the University of Wyoming.Both were among the top five on a U.S. News & World Report list of law schools with the highest percentages of graduates who go on to clerk for federal Article III judges. But the North Dakota figures are wrong, according to the school’s law dean Kathryn Rand.“I don’t know exactly what happened with the misinformation being reported in the U.S. News survey,” Rand told the ABA Journal. “I understand that we weren’t the only school that had misinformation reported.” Rand said she learned of other errors when she called U.S. News.Yale law school topped the clerkship list; it has the same spot on U.S. News’ overall rankings of law schools published this spring.But other schools on the U.S. News clerkship list, the first ever published by the magazine, … [Read more...] about N.D. Law Dean Disputes No. 2 Rank on US News List of Clerk Feeder Schools
close Video Democrats slam Trump's North Korea deal Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-Tenn.), on her Senate bid and the North Korea summit. Having apparently defanged the nuclear threat posed by North Korea, President Trump on Wednesday identified the biggest remaining threat to the Republic: The "fake news media." Trump, just back in Washington after his historic sitdown in Singapore with Kim Jong Un, blasted the press - and two TV news organizations in particular - for failing to grasp the enormity of the event. So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have “begged” for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018 “So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN," Trump tweeted hours after … [Read more...] about Trump calls ‘fake news media’ America’s biggest enemy in wake of Singapore summit
President Donald Trump thanked special counsel Robert Mueller's office for disputing a BuzzFeed News report alleging that the president directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. "It was a total phony story, and I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement last night," the president told reporters on the South Lawn on Saturday. "I think it was very appropriate that they did so. I very much appreciate that." Trump used the statement from Mueller's office to condemn the media at large, stating that the "mainstream media has truly lost its credibility." "I think that the BuzzFeed piece was a disgrace to our country," he added. "It was a disgrace to journalism. And I think also that the coverage by the mainstream media was disgraceful. And I think it's going to take a long time for the mainstream media to recover its credibility. It's lost tremendous credibility." The dispute stems from a BuzzFeed News investigatory report published late on … [Read more...] about Trump said he ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s response to BuzzFeed report