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DOJ Documents from Cleveland Police Investigation

The following documents were released by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the N.D. Ohio. While these are available as attachments to a “news” page within the N.D. Ohio portion of DOJ’s sprawling website, I have placed them here for now pending their availability at what seems likely to be a more permanent and …Read the Rest

What (really) is the difference between print and online?

Discussion, whether in terms of collection building or of legal research instruction, of print “versus” online resources is outdated and fruitless if that discussion doesn’t seek to clarify and resolve the relative existing and potential qualities of each format in terms of permanence, stability, and “structured” vs. “random” accessibility. The classic visual impression of a …Read the Rest

Ohio Sup. Ct. Commission on Professionalism Writing Guide

The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission of Professionalism publishes a series of very short best-practices guides titled “Professionalism Dos and Don’ts.” These are in the form of two lists, one of “dos” and one of “don’ts” and are each only a few pages long. It has just released a list of “Dos and Don’ts” for …Read the Rest

Orientation “score cards” and contest

Entering 1Ls, make sure you look for the yellow “Law Library & IT Orientation Essentials” handout in your orientation packet! This is a ‘scorecard’ that asks you to visit certain places and people, and do certain tasks, that are essential to your success in law school. Some are library or IT “housekeeping” that it will …Read the Rest

Halbig opinion on DC Circuit website, other materials in law school repository

Update (Nov. 7,’14): Prof. Adler’s own post on Volock (following the U.S. Supreme Court grant of cert. in the case) references these two compilations of reference material posted by his co-author, Michael Cannon: http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelcannon/2013/12/31/for-reporters-law-professors-citizens-a-reference-guide-to-president-obamas-illegal-obamacare-taxes/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelcannon/2014/08/04/the-halbig-cases-compendium-of-news-opinion-coverage/ The opinion of the 3-judge panel is here. Our own Jonathan Adler co-wrote an amicus brief in the case, and …Read the Rest

Building our Scholarly Repository

We are waiting until we have more items loaded to promote the “big launch” — but the Case Western Reserve Law School Scholarly Commons is now live. The library has begun to load faculty publications, and will be adding many more in the coming weeks as we refine our batch uploading techniques, proofread metadata, clear …Read the Rest