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U.S. Flag


July 10, 2015: Update: South Carolina removes the Confederate flag. As a bipartisan effort continues to pursue approval by 2/3 of the legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House of South Carolina, it is interesting to consider the history, custom, and law related to the U.S. flag, a.k.a. “Old …Read the Rest

Societies Without Borders – New Home


Societies without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences, the online journal affiliated with Sociologists without Borders (SSF)—a transnational association of sociologists committed to human rights and social justice, has moved from http://societieswithoutborders.com/ to http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/swb/. From the Editor, Brian Gran’s “A New Societies Without Borders” 10(1)1: We are pleased to share Societies Without Borders’ new website as well as Volume …Read the Rest

Summer Legal Academy


Thirteen students are attending the Eleventh Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy from June 15-26, 2015 at CWRU. One of their assignments was to prepare brief biographies of icons of the law, ranging (chronologically) from the first African-American female lawyer, Charlotte E. Ray, to civil rights lawyer (and CWRU Law graduate) Fred Gray, to the first …Read the Rest

OhioLINK Scheduled Downtime: June 12-June 13, 2015


Access to the following OhioLINK hosted services will be down Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon) as OhioLINK moves into its new facility: • OhioLINK website • OhioLINK Central Catalog • Electronic Journal Center (EJC) • Electronic Books Center (EBC) • Digital Resource Commons (DRC) • Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) …Read the Rest

Delly on Demand


Update: June 22, 2015 Though Delly didn’t continue to dominate during the Finals, and he has yet to inspire any ebooks, he may have inspired a movie.   Cleveland Cavalier J.R. Smith, commenting on teammate, Mathew Dellavedova (“Delly”), said: “We were just thinking on the bench that somebody has to write a book on this kid.” …Read the Rest

USA FREEDOM Act and USA PATRIOT Act


On June 2, 2015, the Senate passed the USA FREEDOM ACT, restoring, and extending through 2019, “three key sections of the Patriot Act that expired at midnight Sunday.” The controversial Section 215 was amended to allow the phone companies to collect phone data, rather than the National Security Agency, which will have to end its …Read the Rest