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115th Congress: The First Day

The 115th Congress will connive on January 3, 2017.* The Congressional Research Service recently updated its publications about the first day of a new congress, Judy Schneider and Michael L. Koempel, The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the Senate Floor (2016) and Judy Schneider and Michael L. Koempel, The …Read the Rest

Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Less than $5 a Person

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 31st annual cost of Thanksgiving Day dinner for 10 found that this year’s dinner should cost on average about 24 cents less than last year’s. The decrease means the cost of this years Thanksgiving dinner is under 5 dollars a person. These figures were determined by 148 volunteer shoppers from 40 states. The shoppers were to look …Read the Rest

Societies Without Borders Volume 11 Issue 1

Volume 11 issue 1 of Societies Without Borders is now available on the Case Western Reserve Scholarly Commons. This issues includes the following articles: Human Rights and the Media Brian K. Gran Ph.D Democracy, Education, and Free Speech: The Importance of #FeesMustFall for Transnational Activism Lindsey Peterson Ph.D, Kentse Radebe, and Somya Mohanty Ph.D ‘These People …Read the Rest

Bees: To Be or Not to Be

On October 31, 2016 seven species of yellow-faced bees will be designated as endangered. (81 Federal Register 6786 (September 30, 2016)). The Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. hilaris, H. kuakea, H. longiceps, and H. mana are to be added to the endangered species list along with three other animal species and 39 plant species. For me …Read the Rest

Federal Agencies Halt Pipeline Despite Judges Ruling

After a District Court Judge denied a request to stop the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior issued a joint statement declaring that they would stop the construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land. The construction will be halted …Read the Rest

Writing a paper this semester?

Consider a writing competition topic. There are over 100 writing contests for law students. The Law Library maintains a list on the intranet.* The contests cover a wide range of topics from ediscovery, to disability, to gerrymandering. For example: McMahon DeGulis and The Ohio State Bar Association sponsors the “Environmental Law Award.” The OSBA Environmental Law Committee …Read the Rest