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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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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 your 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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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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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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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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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/29

Time to catch up on some of last week’s legal news and items of interest: What force does international law allow in fighting ISIL? (BBC) Crime and incarceration rates have both gone down in the U.S. (NPR) “Osama bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Sentenced to Life in Prison” (WSJ Law Blog) The EU Court of Justice has…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/22

  Another edition of Detours and Frolics, in which hopefully at least one of these items is fascinating to you: Scotland voted on its independence from the UK. 55%-45% is close enough that you wonder what happens next (The Guardian) Update: atheist airman who was denied reenlistment for refusing to say “so help me God” may…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/15

The world of law is rich with stories that fall somewhere on the spectrum of grave to utterly frivolous. Catch up on some of them from the last week: The Supreme Court will discuss its next steps on gay marriage when it convenes on Sept. 29 (SCOTUSblog) An atheist airman was denied reenlistment in the…
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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…
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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: Many, many people are availing themselves of legal self-help centers (WSJ Law Blog) The NFL made the wise, unfortunately late, decision to revise its policy on domestic violence (USA Today) A federal district judge declared part of Utah’s…
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