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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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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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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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