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Detours and Frolics: Week of 4/20

Are you ready? Do you think you can handle this week’s collection of legal news and miscellany? I’m sure you can. Here it is: 70% of lawyers don’t use the Internet in their jobs. Wait, that can’t be right . . . (Lawyerist) Does the Constitution protect parents who go free range with their kids?…
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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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New York Times Online Now 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 4/13

From the serious to the much less so, here’s this weeks collection of legal news and miscellany: Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all counts brought against him, and he now awaits sentencing (The Atlantic) The USPTO took special care to ensure that patent no. 9,000,000 wasn’t a troll patent (techdirt) A…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 4/6

If you’re suffering from allergies at anything near the level I am, you could use a distraction. Check out last week’s legal news and items of interest: President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 federal drug offenders (The Atlantic) Madison has enacted an ordinance that bans discrimination against religious non-believers (WSJ Law Blog) Florida is…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 3/30

Here’s some legal news and miscellany to keep you company on this fine spring day: The first court challenges to the FCC’s net neutrality regulations have been filed (Washington Post) Amanda Knox was acquitted by Italy’s top appeals court (BBC) SCOTUS decided that you cannot delegate the duty to make sense to your client. Seriously,…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 3/23

If I may say, there is some fascinating (and outré) stuff in this week’s Detours and Frolics. Check it out: We touched on this last year, and I’m pleased to say the outcome is a happy (if much delayed) one: the California Supreme Court awarded a posthumous law license to a Chinese immigrant who was…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 3/16

Welcome to the back half of the semester. If you’re looking for a brief distraction, catch up on some of last week’s legal news and items of interest: Wikimedia has sued the NSA and DOJ over surveillance (BBC) Robin Thicke and Pharrell will appeal the “Blurred Lines” verdict (Pitchfork) South Carolina has set a requirement…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 3/9

Happy spring break! Why not start your week with some legal news? The Alabama Supreme Court has no interest in complying with a federal court’s order on gay marriage (AL.com) “Man burned by fajita’s while praying cannot sue Applebee’s.” This one’s quite a shade different from the hot coffee case (Lawyerist) Hall and Oates are…
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Spring Break Hours

From March 8 to March 15, the library will be open at the following times: March 8: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. March 9 – 13: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. March 14 – 15: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m,

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