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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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Limited Reference Assistance on 7/18 and 7/19

On Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 18, the JMLS librarians will be attending a conference, and the reference desk will be closed those days. If you need reference assistance during this time, please email library@jmls.edu and someone will respond as quickly as possible. The reference desk will resume normal operation at 10 a.m. on…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/20

A collection of legal news and miscellany for you on this balmy Monday: The D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC’s net neutrality regulations (Legal Solutions Blog) Can we see the future of SCOTUS’s death penalty jurisprudence? (Empirical SCOTUS) Chicago school’s use of outdated football equipment could lead to legal action (ATL Redline) Turns out Kramer’s scheme…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/13

Here for you, sweet summer children, is your weekly collection of legal news and miscellany: Muhammad Ali, the Vietnam War, and the Supreme Court (Slate) An Oregon court became the first court in the USA to recognize “non-binary” as a legal gender (Jurist) US Navy personnel in Japan are no longer allowed to drink alcohol…
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8th Floor Closed this Saturday, May 28

The 8th floor of the library will be closed Saturday, May 28 to get a fresh coat of paint. It is scheduled to reopen on Sunday morning when the rest of the library opens. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 5/23

A quiet week at JMLS won’t stop the Detours and Frolics train from running. Here’s your legal news and miscellany from the last little while: “Who’s Who on Trump’s Supreme Court Wish List” (WSJ Law Blog) A Mississippi school district has been ordered to desegregate its schools only 50 years after Brown (Clarion-Ledger) (warning: auto-play video in…
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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Display

In celebration of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the JMLS Library, with the generous assistance of Professor Kim Chanbonpin, has created a display on the 6th floor of the library. Please take a moment to stop by and join us in recognizing the rich contributions and heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific…
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