Today In The Law: President Lincoln and the Writ of Habeas Corpus

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 27, 2017

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On April 27, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus in Maryland and in sections of several Midwestern states during the American Civil War. The president took this action to counter drafts riots and the threat of …

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Employment Law Daily: Access Granted!

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 26, 2017

The Law Library is pleased to announce our newest database subscription for our students and faculty!  Employment Law Daily is a news database from Wolters Kluwer dedicated to keeping subscribers up-to-date on the latest Employment Law Developments.  All of the …

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The Library of Congress is 217 years old today.

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 24, 2017

Can one wish a Happy Birthday to an institution?  President John Adams signed the law granting money for the Library of Congress on April 24, 1800. Its purpose was – and still is – to assist legislators to write laws. …

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Echo law?

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 21, 2017

Do you use the popular Amazon Echo?  Have you given any thought to the legal implications?  Read about Amazon’s First Amendment argument fighting a warrant for Echo recordings.…

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Walmart Possibly on the Hook for Libel

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 19, 2017

USA Today reports that Gilbert Kalonde, an assistant professor of technology education at Montana State University, is suing retail giant Walmart.  According to Kalonde, Walmart employees listed his occupation as “clean toilets” in a Montana State database when he applied …

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Fastcase

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 17, 2017

You now have access to Fastcase.  This is an alternative to Lexis and Westlaw and it appears that Fastcase is giving them both competition.  Fastcase describes how they are different:

1. Fastcase is the only legal research …

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Today In The Law: Thomas Jefferson Born

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 13, 2017

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On April 13, 1743, Thomas Jefferson was born in Albemarle County in the Virginia Colony. Jefferson’s subsequent accomplishments included becoming the third President of the United States, acting as the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, and becoming a …

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New Hein Online Collection: Congress and the Courts

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 10, 2017

Below is the Hein Online description of the collection.

This library, featuring William H. Manz’s Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History 1787-2010, brings together materials reflecting congressional concern with the composition and structure of Article III Courts and …

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Spring Break

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 7, 2017

Spring has (mostly) sprung.  Have a great break – come back relaxed and refreshed.  For those who cannot bear to go a whole week without visiting the Library, our hours are:

Mon. – Fri.  8am – 5pm

Sat. – Sun. …

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 6, 2017

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Do you need statistics that pertain to criminal justice in the Unites States? Then look no further than the Bureau of Justice’s Statistics page. The Bureau’s aim is to “To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal …

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