Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/8

Another week, another round up of legal news and items of interest:

  • The DC Circuit will rehear en banc the case on the legality of health insurance subsidies  (SCOTUSblog)
  • A federal judge determined that BP was 67% responsible for Deepwater Horizon, may be fined up to $18 billion. I don’t care who you are, that’s gotta hurt (NYT)
  • In civil rights violation, a teenager in South Carolina was not allowed to wear the makeup that he usually does in his driver’s license photo because the DMV clerk determined he wouldn’t look “like a boy should” (CNN)
  • The EU’s highest court defined parody in a case involving an offensive calendar (WSJ Law Blog)
  • I’d think this goes without saying, but wear socks to court, especially if you’re an attorney. Though if oblivious lawyers are going to get us more captions like In re Proper Courtroom Attire, maybe they’re not so bad (Lowering the Bar)
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Lexis Advance Has a New Look

If you’ve already logged in to Lexis Advance today, you may have been surprised to see a new interface. Lexis rolled this out today:

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If you have any questions about navigating this updated interface, please contact Philip Johnson at pjohnso@jmls.edu or our Lexis representative, Carter Mills, at carter.mills@lexisnexis.com.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/2

Prime yourself for a short week by catching up with recent legal news and items of interest:

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Not sure where to find help for your Crim Law course? Having trouble starting your seminar paper? What about you  mock trial competition?

Find resources and information on these topics and more in our librarian-curated research guides. Other popular guides cover international law, Illinois legislative history, and the treatise finder.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/25

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Catch up on last week’s happenings in the legal world:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/18 (Welcome Back Edition)

And now we return to the grind. Catch up on recent legal news and items of interest, get back into the swing of things:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 7/28

As we continue to while away the summer, let us reflect on current goings on  in the legal world:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 7/21

After a little summer break, catch up on some recent legal news and items of interest:

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Summer Access to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg

If you’re a current student and need access to the major research services this summer, here’s a breakdown of how you can use them:

  • Westlaw Next – You may extend your access through the summer by following the procedure here. If you do not complete that procedure your access to Westlaw will automatically be reduced to just two hours per month for the rest of the summer. As you’ll see, you may only use Westlaw through the summer for certain purposes, including law journal work and certain non-profit jobs.
  • Lexis Advance – As long as you’ve already registered for Lexis Advance, you may continue to log in and use it for any purpose, including work, throughout the summer. The same goes for Lexis Nexis.
  • Bloomberg Law – You may continue to access Bloomberg Law throughout the summer for any purpose, including work.

If you have any questions on this matter, please contact pjohnso@jmls.edu.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/30

Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts, Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Smauel Alito Jr., Elena Kagan

Catch up on last week’s Supreme Court-heavy happenings:

 

  • And in case you’re looking for it (even though it’s from today), here’s the birth control mandate opinion. I won’t bury the lede: the mandate violates RFRA when it comes to closely held corporations.
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