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Health of Presidential Candidates

Doctor-patient confidentiality is as well-known an axiom as attorney-client privilege. Journalists honored the medical privacy of FDR and JFK. Since 1972, when George McGovern’s vice presidential candidate left the race after it was reported that he had been hospitalized for depression, the media has reported on the health of major presidential candidates. (NEJM, 2008) While …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

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC, 2016

It is not everyday that the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC has a Grand Opening of a new museum, but that will happen this Saturday, September 24, 2016. Festivities start on the grounds of the National Museum of African American History and Cultures on Friday, Sept. 23 with “Freedom Sounds:  A Community Celebration.”  The Dedication …Read the Rest

Pick Up Temporary CLKD (CNKI) Passwords & URLs at Law Library Reference Desk

Law Students,  Faculty and Staff  may pick up temporary logins and passwords for China Legal Knowledge Databases (aka CLKD or CNKI) from the Law Library Reference Desk.  These logins and passwords will expire on September 20, 2016.  Our provider of CLKD, East View, cannot restore access until after the Chinese Autumn Festival holidays.  The actual date of …Read the Rest

CALI Experiencing Technical Problems Today

CALI is experiencing intermittent issues accessing CALI Lessons today. The problem manifests itself as a long delay ending with a 504 gateway timeout when a Lesson is launched. CALI is working on this and trying to get a fix in place.  If you are having issues running the Lessons,  CALI techs are  aware of the problem and expect to have …Read the Rest

China Legal Knowledge Database (also known as: CNKI) is Not Working (Service Alert)

News especially for our Chinese students:  Currently the Law Library’s subscription to China Legal Knowledge Database, also known as CNKI is not available. We asked our database provider to troubleshoot the problem and restore our access as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, it usually takes 48 hours for our vendor to communicate with Beijing and reestablish …Read the Rest