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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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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 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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Detours and Frolics: Week of 3/2

Our collection of legal news this week skews toward the odd and silly (I’m assuming you’re up to date on net neutrality): Alaska has legalized the growth, possession, and smoking of marijuana (note that it has not legalized the purchase or sale of the substance) (Al Jazeera) And South Korea has legalized adultery. Around 53,000 people…
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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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