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Iran Nuclear Accord

Sept. 11, 2015 Update: Jennifer Steinhauer. Democrats Hand Victory to Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal. N.Y. Times (Sept. 10, 2015) “The debate divided Democrats between their loyalties to the president and to their constituents, animated the antiwar movement on the left and exposed the diminishing power of the Israeli lobbying force that spent tens of millions …Read the Rest

Saturday Reference Desk Coverage

The Law Library is pleased to continue offering reference assistance on Saturday afternoons during the Fall semester, with the exception of Sept. 5, 2015. A law reference librarian will cover the desk from noon–five (with a brief break that will be posted at the desk) to answer in-person and email reference questions from CWRU Law …Read the Rest

Louis Stokes, 1925-2015

Former Congressman Louis Stokes lay in state today at City Hall. Since his death last week, he has received tributes from President Obama, Mayor Jackson, George Forbes, and many others. President Obama said that Rep. Stokes was “passionate voice for those less fortunate” who “fought hard to expand access to quality healthcare in struggling communities …Read the Rest

Julian Bond, 1940-2015

President Obama called Julian Bond a hero and a friend, whose life mission of seeking justice and equality changed the country for the better. Representative John Lewis tweeted that Mr. Bond was “one of a kind” and one of his closest and dearest friends. The Southern Poverty Law Center announced that the country has lost a …Read the Rest

Dealing With China (book review)

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower, 2015. Smith Stacks HC427.95.P38 2015 In his second (and final, if his wife has her way) book, Mr. Paulson describes the China-United States relationship based on over 100 visits to China over 25 years, first as the head of Goldman Sachs, …Read the Rest

U.S. Flag

July 10, 2015: Update: South Carolina removes the Confederate flag. As a bipartisan effort continues to pursue approval by 2/3 of the legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House of South Carolina, it is interesting to consider the history, custom, and law related to the U.S. flag, a.k.a. “Old …Read the Rest