United Nation unveils new digital library

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 26, 2017

The UNDL, a joint effort between the Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York City and its sister library at the UN Office in Geneva, it provides “one global point of access” to all the UN information—both current and historical. …

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Habeas rights for non-humans ??

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 23, 2017

A habeas suit to transfer captive chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Florida was denied by the Appellate Division, First Department.  Courthouse News provides more detail.…

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Today In The Law: Suspects’ Right To Attorney During Questioning

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 22, 2017

On June 22, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Escobedo v. Illinois that suspects have the right to an attorney when they are being questioned by the police. The Supreme Court overturned petitioner Escobedo’s confession on the ground that …

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Facebook Law

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 16, 2017

Can you be served with notice of being sued on Facebook?  Can Facebook be compelled to give law enforcement access to your account?  These are just two of the legal questions regarding Facebook Law that courts have addressed.…

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Covfefe, The Bill

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 15, 2017

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The President’s well-known neologism “covfefe” has now made an appearance in proposed legislation.

Representative Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) recently introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement (COVFEFE) Act. The bill seeks to expand laws that cover the preservation of …

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School House Rocked by Constitutionally Questionable Searches

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 14, 2017

The New York Times reports that approximately 900 students in a Georgia high school were subjected to highly invasive body searches by sheriff’s deputies searching for drugs.  A law suit has been filed raising the question of whether the searches …

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Supreme Court opinions’ links

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 9, 2017

You have all encountered the dreaded “404 – File not found” web page.  So has the Supreme Court – from links in its own opinions.  Berkeley has now set up a project to archive these web pages – real time, …

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To Illustrate a Mockingbird

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 7, 2017

Nerdist News reports that Harper Lee’s iconic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is currently being adapted into a graphic novel.  The book, and the fabulous 1962 movie adaptation staring Gregory Peck as attorney Atticus Finch (a performance for which he …

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Corporate Prosecution Registry created and hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 5, 2017

The Corporate Prosecution Registry was created at the University of Virginia Law School by Professor Brandon L. Garrett and librarian Jon Ashley. It is searchable, sortable and downloadable. It features categories from antitrust violations to wildlife and workplace law violations.…

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Supreme Court Elects to Hear Voter Suppression Case

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • May 31, 2017

CNN reports that the United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a voter suppression case originating in Ohio.  Previously, The Sixth Circuit held that Ohio’s plan to remove voters from the rolls, after six years of inactivity, violates the …

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