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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/3

News this week is of the more trifling variety, which I’ll call fitting for the beginning of the end of the summer: Chicago is considering rules that would regulate drone use, including registration and insurance requirements (ABA Journal) It turns out that “Happy Birthday to You” may be in the public domain, a fact discovered…
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Using Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg this Summer

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…
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Do You Have Suggestions for Us?

We always want to do what we can to make sure your experience at the library is as pleasant and hassle-free as possible. To that end, the library has an online suggestion box that you can use to let us know what we can do, big or small, to improve your time in the library.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 7/27

Detours and Frolics is back after a summer respite! Here’s your legal news and miscellany for the week: A Cook County judge ruled the 2014 Chicago pension overhaul unconstitutional. This is clearly not the end of this story (Al Jazeera) Seven people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the escape of El Chapo…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/29

The last Detours and Frolics before a summer break (not to worry, we’ll be back the week of July 27) is here, so catch your legal news and miscellany now: You may have heard that last week was a big one at the Supreme Court, what with opinions being released on gay marriage, Obamacare, and…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/22

Monday means a new collection of legal news and items of interest. Here you go: Even though marijuana use is legal in Colorado, employers can still fire employees for off-duty use (Huffington Post) The FCC will fine AT&T $100 million for throttling data (Washington Post) The St. Louis Cardinals hacked Astros’ data and are in…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/15

Here it is, your weekly batch of legal news and items of interest: The Supreme Court tiptoed around the Israel-Palestine conflict in issuing an opinion regarding the nationality of US citizens born in Jerusalem for passport purposes (SCOTUSblog) The US military banned sexual orientation discrimination (ABA Journal) Yikes. Nebraska purchased illegal execution drugs from India,…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/8

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer in the legal world. Here are some items of interest from the last week: An important long read, straight from Cook County Jail, on mental illness and treatment in jails and prisons (The Atlantic) The Supreme Court issued opinions in the Abercrombie & Fitch-headscarf case and the…
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Detours & Frolics: Week of 6/1

Welcome to month of dads and grads! Here’s some legal news to start your June: As of midnight, portions of the PATRIOT Act have expired–for the time being, anyway (New York Times) Nebraska abolished its death penalty, even in the face of a veto (Al Jazeera) After the 5th Circuit’s ruling against President Obama’s immigration…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 5/18

If you’re not done with finals yet, at least you know the finish line is near. Here are a few bits of legal news to keep you connected to the outside world for the next few days: Dzokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death, though there will no doubt be a lengthy appeals process (The Atlantic)…
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