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The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library is please to announce the launch of its new website!

Genghis Khan and the Modern World

In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford provides a litany of benefits that arose from the Mongol Empire created by Genghis Khan and his descendants for a long time. The topics are an intriguing mixture of (future) international law norms and concepts people usually associate with a more modern era. …Read the Rest

Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor

On Nov. 22, 2016, Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas found in favor of the plaintiff, granting a preliminary injunction, finding that the Labor Department (DOL) acted without statutory authority when creating the salary level and related automatic updating mechanism. (p. 19) Twenty-one states and over 50 business groups filed the …Read the Rest

Electoral College

Not surprisingly, there has been renewed interest in the Electoral College over the past couple weeks. In addition to print books, the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library offers its patrons a surprising amount of digital information that can track views on the Electoral College going back decades or even a century or two. Article …Read the Rest

Grit (book review)

In Grit, Prof. Duckworth defines grit as a combination of passion and perseverance that makes high achievers special. (p. 8) She describes how to grow grit from the inside out and from the outside in. Law students working on their first research and writing assignments may take heart that “effort counts twice” as much as …Read the Rest

Health of Presidential Candidates

Doctor-patient confidentiality is as well-known an axiom as attorney-client privilege. Journalists honored the medical privacy of FDR and JFK. Since 1972, when George McGovern’s vice presidential candidate left the race after it was reported that he had been hospitalized for depression, the media has reported on the health of major presidential candidates. (NEJM, 2008) While …Read the Rest