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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: A federal judged ruled CA’s death penalty system unconstitutional due to “systematic delay” (BuzzFeed) A look at Slip ‘N Slide patents of years past (Atlantic) Why you might be called “friend” if you’re arguing in front of the Roberts’ Court (WSJ…
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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…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/30

Catch up on last week’s Supreme Court-heavy happenings: Get a warrant to search cell phones (SCOTUSblog) A 35 foot buffer zone around abortion clinics violates the First Amendment (SCOTUSblog) Aereo runs afoul of the Copyright Act’s Transmit Clause (SCOTUSblog) President Obama’s recess appointments aren’t valid (SCOTUSblog) And two reflections on the Supreme Court’s surprising level…
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New Arbitration, Labor, and Employment Resource Subscription

If you have an interest in arbitration, labor, and employment law, LawMemo may be of use to you. LawMemo offers three reporters, custom case alerts, and access to a labor & employment database with summaries of cases dating back to 1999. It covers all state and federal appellate courts, including the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/23

Catch up on legal news and items of interest from last week: “Senate OKs first openly gay black federal judge” (AP) The USPTO cancelled trademark protection of the Washington Redskins name for being disparaging (ATL Redline) Judge Posner and the 7th Circuit determined that most of the Sherlock Holmes canon is in the public domain…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/16

Your recap of last week’s legal news and items of  interest: The Third Circuit issued an opinion that suggests that connecting to an open WiFi network may be a criminal act (Above the Law) A jury mistakenly acquitted a man who was then fatally stabbed after leaving the courthouse (Fresno Bee) Follow up: Master Softee…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/9

Catch up on last week’s legal news and items of interest right here: And now a federal judge in Wisconsin has struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage (SCOTUSblog) A man was convicted for a murder not committed in a prison while he was in prison (Overlawyered) A judge in Florida fought, like, physically…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/2

Catch up on some recent legal news and items of interest: The Supreme Court issued an important decision on intellectual capacity and the death penalty (SCOTUSblog) Property adjacent to an Exxon-owned swamp was abnormally full of alligators. Not Exxon’s fault, says MS Supreme Court (Abnormal Use) Aaron Hernandez’s tattoo artist may have some valuable information…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 5/19

Enjoy a little finals respite by catching up with last week’s legal news and items of interest: The FCC is still figuring out net neutrality (Wall Street Journal) The Senate confirmed the first female Native American federal judge (USA Today) Some long ongoing Apple-Google litigation has come to an end (Al Jazeera) Switzerland voted against…
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Coffee & Snacks During Finals!

Join us for some brain fuel on the 6th floor of the library until it’s gone: Monday May 12,  3:30 pm        Tuesday May 13, 8 am       Wednesday May 14, 3:30 pm Monday May 19, 8 am Thursday May 22, 8 am

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