No More Full Busses at Full House House

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 18, 2018

The New York Post reports that The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted to ban commercial vehicles seating nine or more persons from driving past the famous “Full House House,” after numerous complaints from neighbors.  The exterior of the house …

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Secret weapon for Bar (and any big) exam . . . Sleep

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 13, 2018

You may be tempted to pull a few all-nighters to cram for the upcoming Bar Exam.  Science suggests you will be doing yourself a disservice.  Skipping sleep to study may worsen rather than improve your results.  For more detail, check …

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Today In The Law: Congress Passes 16th Amendment

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 12, 2018

On July 12, 1909, the Congress passed the Sixteenth Amendment, which gave the Congress power to collect income taxes. The Amendment was ratified and became effective in 1913.

Acknowledgement to Jurist.…

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Pharmaceutical Company Files Objection to Lethal Injection

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 11, 2018

The New York Post reports that Alvogen, a pharmaceutical company, has asked a Nevada judge to prevent the state from using one of their drugs in an execution.  Scott Raymond Dozier, a “twice-convicted killer,” is scheduled to be executed on …

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President Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 10, 2018

Speculation has been rampant since Justice Kennedy announced his retirement.  Yesterday evening President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh – currently sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit – to the open …

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Today In The Law: Israel Enacts Law of Return

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 5, 2018

On July 5, 1950, the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, enacted the Law of Return, which grants all Jewish people to right to Israeli citizenship.

Acknowledgement to Jurist.

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Enjoy the 4th of July!

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 2, 2018

The Law Library will be closed this Wednesday, July 4th.  Hofstra Law students will have swipe-card access.…

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Today In The Law: Treaty of Versailles Signed

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 28, 2018

On June 28, 1919, the Allies and the Central Powers signed the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

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Justice Kennedy Announces his Retirement

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 27, 2018

The New York Times reports that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement today, effective July 31, 2018.  Justice Kennedy, age 81, was appointed to the Court by President Regan, assuming office on February 18, 1988.  He …

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Supreme Court goes shopping online

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 22, 2018

If you shop online,  your cart may reflect the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to require sales tax collection .

For a summary of the big decisions from the Supreme Court, check out The Supreme Court’s Biggest Decisions in 2018

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