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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 (Empirical SCOTUS) Chicago school’s use of outdated football equipment could lead to legal action (ATL Redline) Turns out Kramer’s scheme…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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Detours and Frolics: Week of 5/9

If you need a break from worrying about finals, consider some of these items of interest from the world of law: Starbucks has been sued (right here in Chicago!) for putting too much ice in its iced drinks (ABA Journal) The Supreme Court has granted cert in a case that asks whether a generic cheerleader…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 5/2

It’s the last day of classes, so we understand if you don’t have time to spend on last week’s legal news and miscellany. But if you could use a study break, here’s a celebrity filled edition: Prince, Abraham Lincoln, and others died without having executed wills (WSJ Law Blog) The Second Circuit reinstated Tom Brady’s…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 4/25

It’s the last week of classes, but even as we transition to exams, our weekly collection of legal news and miscellany continues as ever: Prince diligently guarded his copyright (WSJ Law blog) “Supreme Court Rules Frozen Iranian Money Be Turned Over to U.S. Terror Victims” (NPR) In deciding not to grant cert, the Supreme Court effectively…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 4/18

A belated D&F is here to add some brio to your Wednesday afternoon: Uh oh: “Navy officer accused of passing secrets faces espionage and prostitution charges” (Washington Post) Justice Sotomayor thinks the Supreme Court should be more diverse (Time) Many Brazilians want to impeach president Dilma Rousseff (The Atlantic) A jury will decide if Led…
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