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Presidential Documents


In the January 22nd, Federal Register, there were four entries under the heading Executive Office of the President: Executive Order: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition (80 Fed. Reg. 3451, January 22, 2015) Created a Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group to address issues surrounding the Federal Government’s equipment transfers to State, local, and …Read the Rest

CLKD (CNKI) Down–Temporary Login At Law Library Reference Desk


CWRU students and faculty who want to use China Legal Knowledge Database (CLKD (also known to many students as CNKI)) can stop at the Reference Desk for a temporary login and password.  This temporary account will expire on Saturday, January 31st, at the end of the day, but we hope our regular access by IP-address …Read the Rest

Historical American and British Law


For researchers who are interested in historical American and British law, there are a surprising number of resources that offer full-text versions of court opinions, selected legislation, and even full-text treatises (scholarly books). The most obvious and available source, perhaps, is Google Books, a massive digitization project between Google and over forty library partners. CWRU Law …Read the Rest

Saturday Reference Service


The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library is pleased to continue offering reference assistance on Saturday afternoons during the Spring semester, with the exception of Spring Break and holiday weekends. A law reference librarian will cover the desk from noon-5 (with a brief break that will be posted at the desk) to answer in-person and …Read the Rest

“Jock Tax”


On Jan. 14, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hillenmeyer v. City of Cleveland Board of Review (14-0235) and Saturday (and Saturday) v. City of Cleveland Board of Review (14-0292). At issue is whether “‘highly paid and easy to find’ professional athletes are illegally targeted for taxation” by Ohio and Cleveland.” Hillenmeyer …Read the Rest

Additional OSU Winners


Update! (Jan. 14, 2015) According to a news report, the anonymous third party “donated” the money for the rebates for furniture purchases related to the Ohio State Buckeyes winning the national football championship. So that situation may not be the classic prize indemnity insurance scenario. However, the furniture company would be wise to consider such indemnity …Read the Rest