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:

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 9/5

Short week, typical collection of legal news and miscellany:

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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 Blog)
  • France’s top court overturned the burkini ban (Washington Post)
  • Brazilian authorities have charged Ryan Lochte with filing a false police report (NPR News)
  • Ramen is the new cigarettes of prison currency (ABA Journal)
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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)
  • A Cook County judge allegedly allowed a clerk to sit on the bench and make rulings (Sun Times)
  • Pennsylvania’s AG will step down after being convicted on charges of perjury and obstruction (CNN) (warning: auto-play video at link)
  • An interesting post on the question of whether it’s constitutional for the Supreme Court to review court marital decisions. The author argues yes but links to an amicus brief arguing otherwise (Just Security)
  • And finally, to follow up on the author’s favorite ongoing legal saga, the lawyers who put “Happy Birthday” in the public domain have been awarded $4.62 million in fees (AV Club)
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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:

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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 your access to Westlaw will automatically be reduced in number of hours during June and July. Graduating students can extend access through Westlaw’s Grad Elite program for 6 months. Look for the tile when you log in to Westlaw.
  • Lexis Advance – Continuing students may continue to log in and use Lexis Advance for any purpose, including work, throughout the summer. Graduating students will have access to Lexis Advance for 6 months or, if you are working for a 501(c)(3), 12 months. For more information, visit this page.
  • Bloomberg Law – Continuing students may continue to access Bloomberg Law for any purpose, including work, throughout the summer. Graduating students will have unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law for 6 months after graduation.

If you have any questions about this, please contact pjohnso@jmls.edu.

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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 Wednesday, July 20.

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Detours and Frolics: Week of 6/20

A collection of legal news and miscellany for you on this balmy Monday:

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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 (Boing Boing)
  • Gawker filed for bankruptcy and is likely to be purchased by Ziff Davis (The Atlantic)
  • The story of a man who is a relentless, abusive litigant and the time he purchased a $40 used printer and sued the seller for $30,000 (Boing Boing)
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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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