“[N]o written or unwritten provision in its charter, bylaws, rules, regulations or policies which call for the refusal, withholding or denying of membership, or any of the services, accommodations, advantages, facilities or privilege offered by the respondent to members or others, because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or ancestry...” New Orleans City Code 34-3.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
What I like about this process that the ABA Journal goes through is you not only get to see the results but lots of contenders so there might be something that interest you that could get trimmed BUT you still can find out about those possibilities in this process (see the blog directory for the master list of possibles).
Sunday, December 4 - Sunday, December 18
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Monday, December 19
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20 & Wednesday, December 21
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 22 - Sunday, January 1
Monday, January 2 - Thursday, January 5
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 6
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 7
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 8
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. -- Resume normal hours
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true."If that excerpt is inspiring, you can read the full transcript of his commencement speech, or watch it here:
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
- Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Law Library of Congress has announced its newest Twitter account: @THOMASdotgov http://twitter.com/THOMASdotgov.
The @THOMASdotgov account will provide alerts on THOMAS.gov updates, bills being considered on the floor of Congress, and will serve as a venue for feedback on THOMAS.gov. To read more about it, see our In Custodia Legis blog post http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2011/04/thomasdotgov/.
In addition to the @THOMASdotgov Twitter account, the Law Library can also be found on:
- In Custodia Legis blog: http://blogs.loc.gov/law/
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/LawLibCongress
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lawlibraryofcongress
(Information via Emily Carr, Senior Legal Research Specialist, Law Library of Congress)
Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
For most of my life, there were only 50 titles in the U.S. Code. Just recently, you may have read, a 51st title was added. Well, more are on the way. The Office is working on adding titles 52 through 55. The new titles will be:
Be sure to check out these new titles, as well as your old favorites.
Friday, April 1, 2011
For a very limited time, we will have several professor's upcoming Spring 2011 exams available at the Circulation Desk, along with sample answers.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
In her dissent, Justice Ginsberg noted her displeasure with the training a prosecutor had received at Tulane University Law School:
On what basis can one be confident that law schools acquaint students with prosecutors’ unique obligation under Brady? Whittaker told the jury he did not recall covering Brady in his criminal procedure class in law school. Tr. 335. Dubelier’s alma mater, like most other law faculties, does not make criminal procedure a required course.21Ouch.
—————— 21See Tulane University Law School, Curriculum, http://www.law.tulane.edu (select “Academics”; select “Curriculum”) (as visited Mar.21, 2011, and in Clerk of Court’s case file).
Connick v. Thompson, 563 U. S. ____ (2011), at 29
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
How many unanimous majority opinions did Roberts write in the October 2005 Term? Which circuit had the most cases affirmed by the Court? How many appellants had blue eyes? The answers to these questions and many more may be found at this website.
Tom Goldstein has compiled and posted Supreme Court statistics since OT95. That's a lot of material to explore.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Here are a few links to some of the stories:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I admit I am a law librarian, and as such I'm biased, but these jobs really are an excellent alternative career for many. I will list a few of the general benefits
- Generally very static hours, which is excellent for the family centric
- No need to worry about being able to move from state to state and having to keep taking new bar exams (some jobs don't even require the bar license)
- No clients, while we do have students who are somewhat client like they rarely come with the emotion and perspective loss (think jail time, loss of child custody, bankruptcy) for practicing
- No 3 a.m. calls - if you have not practiced you probably don't understand that your clients will call you at ANY TIME since they have paid you to be their lawyer
- Generally work in a larger institution that worries about insurance, vacation, etc. - I know that many like to be independent figure out these decisions on their own but others take comfort of being part of the larger group which can spread risk and lower administrative costs
I have dozens more reasons but if you are interested I'm sure that any of our law librarians would be more than willing to talk with you about what the job consist of on a daily basis. Additionally, here are a couple of links for investigation on your own American Association of Law Librarians and Southeastern Chapter of AALL.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Fifth Circuit has struck down many of the Louisiana Bar's new, more stringent rules on advertising while upholding others. In Public Citizen v. Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, the Court found that certain restrictions violated an attorney's right to commercial speech under the First Amendment. The LADB argued that the new rules were necessary to protect the public from deceptive advertising, but the Court rejected the Board's "assumption that Louisianians are insufficiently sophisticated to avoid being misled" by some of the ads in question. The opinion and related materials can be found on the Louisiana Bar's web site, http://www.lsba.org/2007MemberServices/lawyeradvertising.asp
Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Congress established the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in May of 2009 to conduct a bipartisan investigation into the financial and economic crisis. Yesterday, the FCIC issued its final report which concluded that the financial meltdown was "avoidable—the result of human actions, inactions, and misjudgments." It is no surprise that the Commission split along party lines in what commentators describe as routine partisan bickering. All of the Democrat members supported the final report, while the Republican members wrote dissenting reports. At least for now, the political drama threatens to overshadow the substantive work of the Commission. The report, the dissents, and background materials are available on the FCIC web site http://fcic.gov.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
What makes this story interesting is the applicant was one of his convictions was for "reckless conduct" involving an incident in which he pulled a seven inch knife on a store clerk in what the applicant claims was an "April's Fools Day" joke. The court does not cite to this as the sole reason for denying him based on character and fitness but it is definitely a story to be cognizant of when planning your "fun".
For more information on this particular story I recommend the NLJ article by Leigh Jones that is linked above.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Yes, someone conducted a study on who gets the most laughs.
This Washington Post chart shows from where the humor flows:
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Here is an interview with Elizabeth Moore, now at the Library of Congress, who was our library's Deputy Director until 2008
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Public Library of Law, http://www.plol.org, is a comprehensive source of primary law for both federal and state governments. PLOL contains the largest free database of U.S. case law, but registration is required to use the database. This web site also provides access to: constitutions, statutes and codes, regulations, and court rules. PLOL is powered by Fastcase.
This new web site, http://freelaw.classcaster.net, is an excellent resource for conducting legal research on the Internet. It is especially designed for students but also contains materials for law librarians, research instructors and other legal researchers. The Guide currently includes research guides, links to primary and secondary sources, and teaching tools. And there is more to come.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Go to http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/currentawareness/
for insight into hot topics around the world! Read commentary, find actual documents, video clips and more at this valuable resource.