Three things for November 17


Fans disappointed as they attempt to get Taylor Swift concert tickets, Top
law schools withdrawing from U.S. News Law School ranking and Miluakee man
who killed 6 in Christmas parade gets life with no parole — Here are the
Three things for today!

1. Fans disappointed as they attempt to get Taylor Swift tickets

Taylor Swift concert tickets have risen in price since the first day of pre-sale. CNN Business reports that resale tickets are going for thousands of dollars. Stadiums such as MetLife are averaging almost $21,000 for a floor seat.

Despite still being in pre-sale, tickets are being purchased at an unprecedented amount. Ticketmaster, the company Swift is using for the presale, issued a statement via Twitter saying “there has been a historically unprecedented demand with millions showing up.” 

Fans are now outraged at prices, with some of the cheapest tickets going for $350 on resale sites such as StubHub. 

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2. Top law schools withdrawing from U.S. News Law School ranking

University of California at Berkeley is the latest school to boycott the U.S. News Law School rankings along with Harvard and Yale. The schools, ranked No. 9, 1 and 4 respectively, are leaving the rankings due to the U.S. News’ tendency to prioritize high LSAT scores and increased spending, reports Reuters. 

In a statement to students, Berkeley Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky wrote, "Now is a moment when law schools need to express to U.S. News and World Report that they have created undesirable incentives for legal education.”

Many other schools including Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, ranked No. 2 and No. 6 respectively, have considered this motion to leave the ranking system. Their decisions will be made soon, as the U.S. News ranking will be sent in late November.

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3. Milwaukee man who killed 6 in Christmas parade gets life without parole

Darrell Brooks Jr., the man who drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in Milwaukee on November 21, 2021, has been charged with 762 years in prison. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Dorow sentenced the man on Wednesday, November 17 on 76 counts. 

During a hearing on November 15, victims and their families asked the judge to give Brooks the harshest sentence possible. Dorow responded to them the next day by giving Brooks 762 years without opportunity for parole. 

“Frankly, Mr. Brooks, no one is safe from you,” Dorow said. “This community can only be safe if you are behind bars for the rest of your life ... You left a path of destruction, chaos, death, injury and panic as you drove seven or so blocks through the Christmas parade.”

Brooks attempted to soften his sentence by claiming to have bipolar disorder, but several psychologists diagnosed him with antisocial personality disorder and he was given no lenience in his sentence.  

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