What do your SSN and DNA have in common?

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 27, 2017

Privacy concerns if you share either one of them.  If you are contemplating learning more about your genetic make-up for health or family history, read about the ramifications in What DNA Testing Companies’ Terrifying Privacy Policies Actually Mean .

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Emoji Law?

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 26, 2017

Believe it or not, “emoji law” is a developing area of e-discovery, particularly in labor and employment cases that involve allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination.

Click here to listen to a brief podcast on the subject.…

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Study Guides

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 23, 2017

The Study Guide that works for one may not work for another.  If you do not have a preferred Study Guide, check out “Study Guides:  What this Guide Contains“.   This is a list of Study Guides for preparing …

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The Grinch goes to court

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 20, 2017

Yes, it is not even Halloween and we are all still overdosing on all things pumpkin spice.  Nonetheless, last month the SDNY decided Lombardo v. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, determining that the plaintiff’s off-color parody was fair use.   With …

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Federal Courts Web Archive Launched

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 19, 2017

The Federal Courts Web Archive, recently launched by the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team and the Law Library of Congress, offers retrospective archival coverage of the Web sites of the federal judiciary. Read more here at In Custodia …

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Officer’s Doughnut Mistake Costs Orlando $37,500

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 18, 2017

Perhaps the stereotype about police being doughnut connoisseurs is not true after all.  NPR reports that Daniel Rushing was arrested, and spent 10 hours in jail, when officers mistook crumbs from a doughnut for illegal drugs.  Mr. Rushing has reached …

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ALM Intelligence Legal Compass now available

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 16, 2017

We now have a site license for ALM Intelligence Legal Compass.  Legal Compass is an online tool for professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of the Legal Industry. This tool contains detailed information on law firms, individual lawyers, in-house …

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Draft Text Message Accepted as Valid Will

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 11, 2017

A court in Queensland, Australia accepted an unsent text message as a valid will.  The BBC reports that a draft text message including the words “my will” was sufficient to demonstrate the intent of the deceased.  Since the draft was …

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There is an election in New York on November 7.

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 9, 2017

New York does not have any federal offices up for election but there are several state, municipal and local elections.  There are also three Ballot Measures on the ballot.  It is important that we vote for not only offices but …

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All you need is love???

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 6, 2017

… except in granola.  The Food and Drug Administration has determined that “love” cannot be an ingredient in granola.  Words matter, as do regulatory determinations.…

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