Surprise! Current Supreme Court Cases Don’t Interest Americans

FT_Public_AttentionAh, that’s no surprise at all. Just 13% of Americans were interested in the Supreme Court issue at hand and only 49% said they followed the story, but “not at all closely.” And what was this issue all about?

Campaign finance. I bet a lot of readers here weren’t even tuning in to the news pertaining to the current issues.

This is actually understandable. News on campaign finance competed with big worldwide news such as the search for MH370 and Russia’s occupation of Crimea. I don’t think it’s such a big deal. However, it seems as if the public isn’t interested in stories with concrete facts presented.

On the other hand, maybe people feel jaded because they don’t have power over the current ruling. They could be feeling powerless over the issue, knowing that they’re not exactly experts in such field. Not everyone’s a court judge who graduated from the top schools.

What do you think the reason is?

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Ted Cruz Gets Trolled, ATMs Get Hacked, and Law School Numbers Get Released

Ted Cruz Sets Out to Blast Obamacare, Opens the Floodgates to Backlash

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

 

“Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!,” Ted Cruz asked on his Facebook profile, in an attempt to gather support for his stance against the Affordable Care Act, more informally known as Obamacare. Little did he realize that his supporters weren’t exactly known for their love of social networking, and that those who were tended not to agree with his views. Within days of publishing the poll, tech-savvy opponents of the Texas Republican managed to bring thousands of comments and answers in—and none were answers he would’ve wanted.

“Yes I have MS and I lost my job I wouldn’t be able to get any other insurance because of my pre existing condition thank you President Obama,” says one comment. “ I don’t have Obamacare, but someone I know who had bad mouthed it for the past for years, recently had to get coverage after her husband recently passed away. The first words out of her mouth, “Thank God for Obamacare.” She is a staunch Republican and believes everything she hears on Fox News. And those who are saying they won’t comply are cutting off their noses to spite their faces. Wake up!” says another.

If you want to take part in the poll yourself, the link is still up.

 

 

ATMS from Small and Mid-Sized Banks at Risk of Cyberattacks

(Source: AFP/Getty Images)

(Source: AFP/Getty Images)

 

According to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, there is “a pattern in cyberattacks targeting automated teller machines”, resulting in stolen customer information causing banks to reissue millions of credit cards. According to senior bank officials, “attacks are increasing” and “small- and midsize banks are especially at risk”.

 

And Finally,

 

US News Reveals the Law Schools with the Highest Yields in 2013

photo credit: ~ Paige ~ via photopin cc

photo credit: ~ Paige ~ via photopin cc

US News has released the numbers on the law schools with the highest yield rates, and the results may surprise you. According to Above the Law, while schools like Yale and Harvard remain high on the list (does this mean more Supreme Court Justices in future?), there are some newcomers. Indiana University now has a place on the list, as does Hawaii. Interestingly, Southern University Law Center has scored a better yield rate than Stanford, despite being voted one of the worst law schools in this year’s ATL March Madness polls. Perhaps the polls suffered a Ted Cruz-like hijack?