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The John Marshall Law School Celebrates Black History Month

Each year Phyllis Finney, the library circulation coordinator, heads up Black History Month for the Louis L. Biro Library at the John Marshall Law School along with Professor Kevin Hopkins. Phyllis commemorates and celebrates the contributions of people of African descent to our nation.  This year Finney chose the theme of African American chefs, their…
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Finals Snacks!

The library wants to help make things at least a little easier for you during exams. With that in mind, we’ll be providing snacks at the following times (there until they’re gone): Thursday, December 1 (8 a.m.) Monday, December 5 (2 p.m.) Tuesday, December 6 (2 p.m.) Wednesday, December 7 (8 a.m.) We’ll have donuts…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/7

Need a distraction? Catch up on some of last week’s legal news and miscellany: Only parliament (not the prime minister) can trigger the Brexit (The Guardian) An impending SCOTUS ruling will likely have a large impact on the fashion industry (NY Times) What is going on with the Library of Congress and the register of…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/31

This edition of D&F is not particularly frightening, as I’m sure you’ll get plenty of scares over the rest of the day: Judge Posner thinks the Supreme Court is not doing so hot (Above the Law) SCOTUSblog brings you election issues for law students “Who’s Behind the Deal Between AT&T and Time Warner” (NY Times)…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/24

Illness won’t stop me from posting this week’s collection of legal news and miscellany (though it will delay me): South Africa wants out of the ICC (Al Jazeera) A former Congolese VP was found guilty of bribing witnesses (Jurist) Spain’s constitutional court overturned Catalonia’s ban on bullfighting (NPR) October 14 marked the 950th anniversary of…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/17

Here’s this week’s collection of legal news and miscellany to distract you for a minute: Is the Supreme Court hypocritical? (NY Times) The NLRB issued a memo stating that certain restrictions on student athlete expression are invalid (Above the Law) You can be served via Twitter (US News) “Are Recordings Made by Police Body Cameras Public…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/10

Where does the time go?! We’re halfway through the semester, so before you hunker down with your outlines, enjoy some legal news and miscellany from last week: The Supreme Court is back in session (Reuters) Colombia rejected a peace agreement with FARC (NPR) The federal appeals brief word limit has been reduced by 1,000 (ABA…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/3

A collection of legal news and miscellany to start your week: The Illinois Supreme Court struck down a law reducing civil trial juries from 12 to 6 people (ABA Journal) The ICC sentenced an Islamist militant to 9 years in prison for his destruction of historic Timbuktu (The Atlantic) No, New Hampshire, you can’t stop…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/26

If you’re not out enjoying this A+ weather, perhaps you’ll enjoy catching up on this collection of legal news and miscellany from last week: Gov. Pat McCrory dropped the “bathroom bill” suit against the federal government (NPR) A federal judge ruled that Bitcoin is indeed money (Reuters) What did the Supreme Court do all summer?…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/19

And now, this week’s collection of last week’s legal news and miscellany: The Supreme Court won’t let people register to vote and cast an early vote at the same time (Buzzfeed) The Fourth Circuit decided against an attorney that refused to give his social security number (WSJ Law Blog) The trial of Ammon Bundy and…
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