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Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/17

We span the globe (relative to other editions) in this week’s Detours and Frolics: President Obama announced support for classification of the Internet as a public utility (The Atlantic) India’s Supreme Court ended a ban on female makeup artists in the movie industry (Al Jazeera) An Italian appeals court overturned the manslaughter conviction of six…
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Take Advanced Legal Research this Spring and Be More Practice Ready than Ever

In the Spring 2015 semester, the John Marshall librarians will be offering a two credit course, Advanced Legal Research. This course will cover topics far beyond what you learned in LS I and II, including legislative history, administrative law, foreign & international resources, and intellectual property, to name a few. The 14 week course will…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/10

“Detours and Frolics” may have been out of the office on Monday, but it’s back on Tuesday to clue you in to what happened last week in the world of law: A big week for same sex marriage. Courts in Missouri and Kansas struck down marriage bans there, while the 6th Circuit almost certainly assured…
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Lexis Advance and Westlaw Apps Let You Take Your Research on the Go

                  Have you ever been on the train and wanted to go over your notes on that case you’re using for Herzog? Or maybe your laptop’s busted and you need to access a treatise on copyright. If you find yourself in a situation in which you need…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/3

What do judges, law makers, and an auction house have in store for us this week? Let’s find out: What should we be gleaning from relative silence of recent Supreme Court orders? (New York Times) A California judge threw out Manuel Noriega’s lawsuit against the makers of Call of Duty (CNN) South African prosecutors will appeal…
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Looking for Something? Check Our LibGuides

Not sure where to find help for your Crim Law course? Having trouble starting your seminar paper? What about your 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. Looking for a guide that we…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/27

Welcome to this week’s collection of legal miscellany: A judge upheld Puerto Rico’s ban on gay marriage (SCOTUSblog) Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the death of his girlfriend, but he’ll likely only serve 10 months (The Atlantic) The DC Circuit ruled that foreign restaurant workers may qualify for visas if…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/20

More detours than frolics in this week’s installment: The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to enforce its strict voter ID laws this election. Justice Ginsburg is not happy (SCOTUSblog, Slate) Gay marriage is steadily becoming the law of the land, as Arizona and Wyoming have their bans struck down and the Supreme Court denied Alaska’s…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/13

Catch up on last week’s legal news: If you didn’t notice, there were some major goings on in the gay marriage saga: note the beginning of the week and the end of the week (SCOTUSblog) Eric Holder won’t be held in contempt for withholding Fast & Furious documents (ABA Journal) “Airbnb is now officially legal…
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Lexis Advance Has a New Look

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