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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

Presidential Lawsuits


On June 25, 2014, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that he was going to sue President Obama over excessive use of executive orders and for the President “not faithfully executing the law” with respect to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate. President Obama called it a stunt; House Minority Leader called it a …Read the Rest

Marijuana*


In the news this week is a story about a bill to allow some strains of marijuana to be legalized under federal Law.** Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014 (H.R. 5226) was introduced by Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) in July. The bill is named for Charlotte Figi, who suffers from life threatening seizures. Cannabis oil …Read the Rest

Learning about Ebola


Devastating news reports about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) elicit both compassion and interest in learning more about this disease and the global public health efforts to prevent further infections. The World Health Organization, the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are three good sources of accurate information …Read the Rest

In Brief


In Brief, The Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Bulletin, provides a treasure trove of information about the law school since 1970. Scanning the contents from 1965-1990 provides photographs and information about various law faculty members and noted alumni, including Judge Ben C. Green, after whom the Law Library is named; Charles R. Richey, who has …Read the Rest

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


The opinion of the 3-judge panel is here. Our own Jonathan Adler co-wrote an amicus brief in the case, and an influential law review article in Health Matrix first advancing the statutory argument accepted by two of the DC Circuit judges. The article is available on Scholarly Commons, the law school’s repository of scholarship: http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/faculty_publications/25/ …Read the Rest