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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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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/12

Already the 4th week of classes!? If you need a distraction from that alarming fact, spend some time with this collection of last week’s legal news and miscellany: Justices Kagan and Sotomayor offered their thoughts on the homogeneity of the Supreme Court (ABA Journal) The government has temporarily barred construction of an oil pipeline in North…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/5

Short week, typical collection of legal news and miscellany: Will a recent decision from the Sixth Circuit hinder rural broadband access? (NY Times) Ireland fined Apple $14.5 billion (Above the Law) A fascinating read on Harvard’s 40 million page case law digitization project (WBUR, h/t ATL) The battle between Trader Joe’s and Pirate Joe’s continues…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/29

For your reading pleasure, some of last week’s legal news and miscellany: At the International Criminal Court, an extremist plead guilty to destroying ancient shrines in Timbuktu (NY Times) A federal judge had no problem tossing a case in which the plaintiff argued that Starbucks puts too much ice in its iced coffee (WSJ Law…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/22 — Welcome Back!

The fall semester has started! You probably don’t need a distraction quite yet, but if you do, here’s a collection of last week’s legal news and miscellany to catch up on: Some professors may be okay with you calling them by first name, but make sure that’s the case before doing so (WSJ Law Blog)…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 8/15

After a summer break, Detours and Frolics is back for the fall semester! Here’s this week’s collection of ruling-heavy legal news and miscellany: The ABA adopted a rule that makes it professional misconduct to harass or discriminate in practice (WSJ Law Blog) Rod Blagojevich did not get a reduced sentence (The Atlantic) A federal judge…
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Using Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg this Summer

Both continuing students and spring 2016 graduates can continue to access Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg. Here is a breakdown of what, if anything, you need to do to make that happen: Westlaw – Continuing students may continue to access Westlaw for certain purposes through the summer by extending your password here. If you do not complete that extension…
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