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United States and Cuba: Dec. 17, 2014


Dec. 17, 2014 Cold War/1962 Selected Primary Resources Press Conferences and News Selected Historical Sources Dec. 17, 2014 On Dec. 17, 2014, President Obama announced dramatic changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba. He and Cuban President Raul Castro had spoken on the phone for over 45 minutes the day before. The announcement coincided with the …Read the Rest

The CIA, Interrogations, etc.


On Dec. 9, 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 525-page summary of its classified, 6682-page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s enhanced interrogation techniques and possible torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11 until Dec., 2007. (The “torture report” in most of the reporting.) The Committee had voted 14-1 to make the summary public after it was completed. …Read the Rest

Co-Deans Spotlight: Reflections on Shared Law School Leadership


Co- Interim Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf write about how they have worked as co-deans at the Case Western Reserve University Law School, in “Reflections on Shared Law School Leadership.” Abstract: Since November 2013, Case Western Reserve University School of Law has had co-Interim Deans. In this article, Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf provide …Read the Rest

The Department of Justice and Police Departments


Dec. 11, 2014 update: Mayor Jackson speaks to the media about the DOJ report. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Cleveland on Dec. 4, 2014, delivering a 58-page letter with the results of the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s investigation of the Cleveland Police Department (CPD). The DOJ posted the letter, Executive Summary, and Statement of Principles (documents) on its …Read the Rest

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

Young v. UPS


Overview Young v. UPS Statutes Cases — pre-PDA Cases — post-PDA Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Selected Secondary Sources Overview On Dec. 3, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Young v. UPS. At issue is if, and when, employers must provide pregnant employees with work accommodations similar to accommodations provided to nonpregnant employees with work limitations. Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog …Read the Rest