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 be allowed to sue herself (Lowering the Bar)
- Update 1: A federal judge has decided that the Cubs can continue construction of their large signs at Wrigley (WSJ Law Blog)
- Update 2: The pro se litigant whose case the Supreme Court granted cert, who then disappeared, who then had his case dismissed, who then reappeared with Paul Clement as his attorney to petition the Court to take the case back on, has had that petition denied (WSJ Law Blog)
Putting the Arbitration Agreement Before the Treatment
On Tuesday, February 24, join Prof. Marc Ginsberg and the Louis L. Biro Law Library for lunch and a discussion on the use of compulsory arbitration agreements in medical offices and the impact of that practice on informed consent.
This discussion will be part of our Scholars & Students series. This series provides opportunities for you to get to know your professors in an informal setting and to learn what they are working on outside of the classroom.
Lunch will be served, and seats are limited. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 his brand isn’t protected by trademark (TechDirt)
- A Croatian court has enjoined a dog from barking at night (Time)
- A Montana lawmaker is trying his darnedest to get yoga pants banned from the state (HuffPo)
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, has been granted an appeal (NPR)
- Follow up: the pro se litigant who was granted cert then disappeared has reappeared, and he wants the Supreme Court to reinstate the case after dismissing it for lack of a response. Also, he’s no longer a pro se litigant. His attorney is Paul Clement, a former solicitor general (WSJ Law Blog)
- The estate of George Patton, who has been dead for 69 years, is suing a video game developer on grounds of false endorsement. Because, you know, people might think that General Patton endorsed a game that was made nearly seven decades after his death (techdirt)
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:
As you settle in to the groove of the semester, take a quick break and catch up on some recent legal news:
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 associated with John Marshall, including a number of alumni and faculty, one of whom is current professor Ann Lousin.
Swing by the sixth floor at the main elevators to check out a piece of Illinois history.
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:
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 to be found. In case you were wondering, he never turned up, and his case was dismissed last Friday (Lowering the Bar)
- A federal judge struck down California’s ban on foie gras (SFGate)
- In other ban news, the Oklahoma legislature wants to outlaw wearing hoodies in public (ABA Journal)
- A councilman in Maryland threatened to sue a newspaper reporter if she used his name in her stories. He has since apologized (NPR)
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 a world of resources that will prepare you for practice. It will meet on Thursdays from 12:00 to 2:00. Check out the course description (JD-057) for more information, and if you have any questions please feel free to email us at email@example.com. Register now!