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Logical Reasonings

A. 419 days after the passing of Antonin Scalia, following the longest Supreme Court vacancy since the Civil War, the Senate has finally confirmed new Supreme Court Justice, Merrick Garland Neil Gorsuch. Reuters

B. U.S. News & World Report gathered some former deans of admissions at law schools to discuss the importance of letters of recommendations in your application. Shockingly, it’s helpful to have professors say exceedingly nice things about you. US News & World Report

C. A lot of hullabaloo is being made out of the “unmasking” former National Security Adviser Susan Rice requested with respect to intelligence related to Trump’s campaign, so Politfact did a deep dive into unmasking requests and how unusual they actually are. Politifact

D. More masks: A First Amendment showdown is shaping up between Twitter and the federal government, with Twitter suing the feds to block the forced “unmasking” of the identities of those behind rogue, anti-Trump accounts like @ALT_USCIS. NY Times

E. And speaking of masks, and said masks coming off, the internet’s delightful new challenge involves people dusting off their old high school band instruments to play along with Future’s flute-sampling trap banger “Mask Off.” Entertainment Weekly