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Ohio Treasurer’s Annual Reports (Memory Project)

More than one librarian noted the recent announcement that the office of the Treasurer of State (Ohio) partnered with the State Library of Ohio to provide full-text access to a “nearly complete set of Annual Reports in digital format.” The earliest reports (starting in 1805) were published biennially and the Ohio Memory Project states that there …Read the Rest

Immigration Reform

On Feb. 17, 2015, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary restraining order that delayed the implementation of recent executive actions related to immigration reform. He said “that states would ‘suffer irreparable harm‘” without the delay.  President Obama said that history and the law are on his side — and that it is not …Read the Rest

Yemen

Update: On Feb. 15, 2015, the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that the Houthis immediately withdraw their forces from the capital, release government officials who are under house arrest, and re-engage in the political process and negotiations led by Special Adviser Jamal Benomar. It is not a Chapter 7 resolution — …Read the Rest

Historical American and British Law

For researchers who are interested in historical American and British law, there are a surprising number of resources that offer full-text versions of court opinions, selected legislation, and even full-text treatises (scholarly books). The most obvious and available source, perhaps, is Google Books, a massive digitization project between Google and over forty library partners. CWRU Law …Read the Rest

Saturday Reference Service

The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library is pleased to continue offering reference assistance on Saturday afternoons during the Spring semester, with the exception of Spring Break and holiday weekends. A law reference librarian will cover the desk from noon-5 (with a brief break that will be posted at the desk) to answer in-person and …Read the Rest

“Jock Tax”

On Jan. 14, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hillenmeyer v. City of Cleveland Board of Review (14-0235) and Saturday (and Saturday) v. City of Cleveland Board of Review (14-0292). At issue is whether “‘highly paid and easy to find’ professional athletes are illegally targeted for taxation” by Ohio and Cleveland.” Hillenmeyer …Read the Rest