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Detours and Frolics: Week of 2/23

What’s that? You say your eyeballs are frozen? Warm them up with the following selection of legal news and items of interest:  ”Federal judge in Texas blocks Obama immigration order“ (Washington Post) Lawmakers in Oklahoma are trying get AP US History out of high schools (Reuters) A Utah court accepted a woman’s argument that she should…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 2/16

As the winter continues its seemingly endless march, so does the cavalcade of legal news: Some Wrigley business owners are suing the Cubs to prevent the installation of advertising and a video scoreboard (Tribune) The FAA has proposed new rules for drone operations. Sorry, Amazon (Al Jazeera) Sriracha honcho doesn’t care in the least that…
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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 2/9

It’s time to take your mind off the fact that the week’s just begun with legal news and curiosities! Here’s a breakdown of the FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules (CNET) The “secret mastermind” of the Silk Road was convicted of seven charges for his involvement with the site (Wired) Adnan Syed, the subject of Serial,…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 2/2

Now that you’ve dug yourself a path out of your home and back to campus, take a breather and learn what’s been going on in the world: The “Friendship Nine,” a group of civil rights protesters who were arrested while staging a sit-in at a South Carolina lunch counter, had their convictions vacated (Reuters) On…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 1/26

As you settle in to the groove of the semester, take a quick break and catch up on some recent legal news: Prosecutions for publishing links and the case of Barrett Brown (Above the Law) SCOTUS will review Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol (BuzzFeed) On the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, an outburst from the Supreme Court…
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Documenting Illinois History in the Library

On December 8,  1969, the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention first met to begin work on what would ultimately become the 1970 Illinois Constitution. To commemorate the 45th anniversary of this occasion, on display on the library’s sixth floor is a poster featuring the signatures of the delegates to this convention. The poster also notes participants…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 1/19

Welcome back! To commemorate the beginning of the spring semester, we have–if I may say so–an especially fun collection of legal news and miscellany this week. Let’s get to it: IBM had the most patents in the country for the 22nd year in a row, but Google and Apple are gaining steam (WSJ Law Blog)…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 1/12

It’s time for the first Detours and Frolics of 2015! Catch up with some recent legal news and items of interest to distract you from the weather: Palestine will join the International Criminal Court (The Guardian) You may recall the litigant pro se litigant who was granted cert by the Supreme Court but was nowhere…
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There’s Still Time . . . Sign Up for ALR Now!

After three years, we’re bringing back the Advanced Legal Research class. Taught by our very own legal research experts, the JMLS librarians, this course will cover topics far beyond what you learned in LS I and LS II (including legislative history, administrative law, foreign & international resources, and IP). In this 14-week course, you will discover…
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