Lawyers ranked #2. The article offers this explanation to the results:
“Most of the professions on the right [those with the lowest rates of psychopaths] require human connection, dealing with feelings and most of them don’t offer much power. Psychopaths, by their very nature, would not be drawn to or very good at these things.
On the other hand, most of the roles on the left [those with the highest rates of psychopaths] do offer power and many require an ability to make objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings. Psychopaths would be drawn to these roles and thrive there.”
Also making the top 10 list? Surgeon, salesperson, journalist, CEO, clergy person, and chef. The bottom 10 list? Nurse, teacher, doctor, and accountant.
What an interesting night!
Barack Obama won the presidential election. According to Fox News,”Obama’s key groups made the difference — both in their makeup of the electorate and, for the most part, their strength of support for him. Non-whites made up 28 percent of the electorate, up a bit from 27 percent in 2008. This group largely backed Obama: 71 percent of Hispanics (it was 67 percent last time), and 93 percent of blacks (down a touch from 95 percent).”
The first openly gay person was elected to the senate.
Two states voted to legalize recreational marijuana.
Maine and Maryland became the first states ever to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Most of the rape comment-makers, for lack of better word, lost their elections.
If you are curious about how the polling stats and predictions work, March of the Nerds is an interesting read.
There were also a lot of issues with poll problems. In fact, the Huffington Post has a whole page dedicated to the issue.
This interactive map highlights many of the issues reported, including long lines, machines switching votes, and mail-in ballots being thrown away. In contrast, efforts to ensure that those in places hit by Sandy could still vote, New Jersey allowed voting by email and extended the deadline and New York allowed affidavit voting, enabling voters to use a polling place outside their district.
Joint PILF for our first annual Glow-A-Ween Fun Run/Walk 5k on October 30th, 7 p.m. at Bryan Park.
We encourage you to dress up in your Halloween costume and/or glow in the dark attire. You can sign up as an individual, or as a four person relay team. Proceeds will go toward the PILF scholarship fund. Cost is $5 per person, and additional donations are appreciated for this great cause.
There will be prizes, glow sticks, and Halloween spirit!
Sign up soon, as spots are limited!
There has been a lot in the news lately for the political junkies out there with the presidential debates and fact-checking that follows. (And if you want to analyze media coverage, compare the presidential debate link to Fox News and this one to CNN. Fox’s says “Sorry Mr. President, Candy admits…he was right,” while CNN’s main page says “debate coach: Obama stellar this time”.)
Legal issues have also been cropping up in the news because of labor strikes at 28 Walmart stores in 12 cities. A leaked internal memo has been been reported: “Legal experts said the confidential memo shows an unprecedented level of caution from a company that has taken harsh stances towards employee attempts to organize in the past.”
In world news, a 14-year old girl, Malala Yousafzai, was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan. She is an advocate for girls’ education. She is currently being treated in Britain. People there are outraged by the attack. It is a chilling reminder of how far equal rights in the world still have to go, but also a reminder of the strength of those who are fighting for change.
Don’t forget to register to vote, and to remind your friends! Here
is a cite with info for each state. This
is Indiana’s website. If you’ve already registered, make sure you know where you will be voting, or if you are voting absentee
check the date by when you need to request a ballot.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.
William E. Simon, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
This short video has some great advice on informational interviews and how to utilize them. While it is geared toward undergrads, the advice is still very relevant for law students, especially those who have JD GPS interviews to do!
Happy Birthday to the IU PILF Blog Founder, Jessica Brierly-Snowden! :
Justice Clarence Thomas Interview
This was an interesting short article about Clarence Thomas.
My favorite quote:
“You’re supposed to say there’s some angle, some methodology you’re pushing,” he said. “There’s originalism. There’s textualism. All these useless peripheral debates other than just doing our jobs as best we can.”
PILF’s annual softball tournament is
Saturday, September 22nd at Noon
Sign up at the PILF table over the lunch hour starting today! You can sign up as a team or an individual. The event will be at Bryan Park.
Questions? See Ben Gavel: firstname.lastname@example.org
PILF members are invited to Crazy Horse from 6-8 on Thursday (9/13) for a mixer/meet and greet. We will provide some food, and it is a great chance to relax and get to know the group. Please join us!
P.S. 2 and 3Ls: don’t forget that the deadline to register for the Equal Justice Works conference/job fair is Thursday!