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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/31

Some legal news and miscellany for your reading pleasure as you begin your week: Why does it cost $2,350 to renounce your citizenship? (WSJ Law Blog) There’s some new evidence that may lead to overturning Adnan Sayed’s murder conviction (Gawker) You’d probably sue an AC company for ruining your $300,000 wine collection too (Munchies) A chicken…
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Library Advice: Reference Basics

Do you need help . . . finding a case? Setting up a research plan for a comment, memo, or brief? How about tracking down study materials for your exams? Reference librarians are here to help you with all that and more! John Marshall’s reference librarians staff the reference desk on the 6th floor from 10:00…
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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 8/24

Another week, another collection of legal news and miscellany for your reading pleasure: Illinois enacted the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors (Time) The NLRB denied Northwestern football players’ bid to unionize (Al Jazeera) A judge fined himself $25 when his phone rang in court (Above the Law)…
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New York Times Online Available to JMLS Community

The JMLS library has joined a consortium of law libraries to provide access to the New York Times online. Access is now available to current students as well as full time faculty and staff. For more information, visit the reference desk during normal reference hours in person on the 6th floor, by phone at 312-427-2737 x729, by…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/17

Classes have started for the fall semester, so of course it’s time to take a break and check out some legal news and items of interest from the past week: Governor Rauner signed a pretty major piece of police reform legislation (Jurist) Harvard law professor Larry Lessig may enter the democratic primary solely to tackle…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/10

Happy orientation! Here’s some legal news and miscellany to distract you from the impending beginning of the semester: Some big decisions came down from the 5th (voting rights) and 4th (obtaining cell phone records) Circuits (ABA Journal, Volokh/WaPo) The Seventh Circuit lost track of a case on remand from the Supreme Court for five years…
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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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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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