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Executive Office’s Immigration Actions

On November 20th President Obama spoke to the nation about the actions the executive branch was taking in regard to immigration laws. In a 15-minute speech the President outlined three actions to fix America’s immigration system. First, additional resources will be added to aid law enforcement at the borders. Second, a system will be created to …Read the Rest

Local Data: Cleveland Heights

The city of Cleveland Heights gives access to data about the city’s budget, police incidents and accident reports, and police statistics. Cleveland Heights offers access to its past five budgets (scroll down and click on “Cleveland Heights Budget Transparency Website). This information is on the OpenGov website which allows the user to view the information using …Read the Rest

Faculty Spotlight: Maxwell Mehlman

Recent publications by Professor Maxwell Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and Professor of Bioethics, School of Medicine; Director of the Law-Medicine Center: Articles: A Framework for Military Bioethics, Journal of Military Ethics (forthcoming, 2014) (with Stephanie Corley) Ethical and Legal Issues in Enhancement Research on Human Subjects, 20 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics …Read the Rest

How would you define “Waters of the United States”?

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments on its proposed rule “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act.” The proposed rule was published in the April 21, 2014 Federal Register (79 FR 22188). Comments are currently being accepted until November 14, 2014. This action was due to three Supreme Court …Read the Rest

Scottish Independence Decision – by Law not War

Scotland will not become an independent country.* This was decided by a majority of voters, who answered a straightforward question: “Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?” With two pieces of legislation “individuals 16 years and older living in Scotland” determined if Scotland would no longer be part of the United Kingdom. …Read the Rest

Cite Checking and the Library

Congratulations to all the new 2L associate editors of the Journal of International Law, Health Matrix, and the Case Western Reserve Law Review. The library is here to help you find sources efficiently and effectively. Librarians with at least 100 years combined source-finding experience are available to help you at the reference desk. Use the 15-minute …Read the Rest