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  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 24, 2017

Don’t miss the final workshop in the Library’s Legal Research & Technology Workshop series.

Pizza and a free prize included.…

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Today In the Law: “Wobblies” Tried In Chicago

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 23, 2017

 

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On March 23, 1918, 101 leaders of the Industrial Workers of the World labor union (“The Wobblies”) were put on trial in Chicago for conspiracy to obstruct America’s entry into and participation in World War I.

Acknowledgment to Jurist

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Unanimous Supreme Court Sides with Disabled Student

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 22, 2017

The United States Supreme Court unanimously held in favor of an autistic student alleging that his public school did not provide a sufficient educational program.  According to Politico, the student’s parents withdrew him from school because they felt he …

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Watch live the nomination hearing of Judge Gorsuch

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 20, 2017

The Senate Judiciary committee is currently holding hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of theSupreme Court of the United States.  You can watch live at the Senate Judiciary committee’s website or …

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Coming soon to a Library lounge area near you…

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 17, 2017

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Snow Day on Tuesday, March 14th

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 13, 2017

The Law Library will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th due to inclement weather.

There is 24/7 swipe access for Hofstra Law Students and Faculty only.

Weather permitting the law library will reopen Wednesday, March 15th at 8:00 a.m.

Please …

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Today In The Law: Amistad Slave Ship Case

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 9, 2017

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On March 9, 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Amistad case that a group of slaves who revolted and commandeered their ship were to be considered free.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

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Lawyer, Lawyer, Pants on Fire!

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 9, 2017

The Miami Herald reports that, while delivering his closing argument, defense lawyer Stephen Gutierrez’s pants literally burst into flames.  In an added twist, Mr. Gutierrez was defending a man on trial for, allegedly, setting his own car on fire.  The …

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160 years ago today the United States Supreme Court issued the Dred Scott decision.

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 6, 2017

The website Bio take a brief look at how the ‘Dred Scott v. Sandford’ case came to be and what resulted afterwards.

The Library of Congress features Dred Scott v. Sandford within their Primary Documents in American History Collections.

It …

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Don’t miss . . .

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 3, 2017

A final blog reminder . . .  Pizza, free prize and lawsuits – what’s not to like???…

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