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Recently, President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge did so in 1928. Of course, another famous President, Theodore Roosevelt invaded Cuba in 1898, as Asst. Secretary of the Navy, prior to becoming president. President Obama and Raul Castro had a televised press conference, including a reporter asking President …Read the Rest

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law on Scholarly Commons

The Law School’s Scholarly Commons page features over 1100 articles from the CWRU Journal of International Law (JIL), which have been downloaded more than  21,000 times over the past seven months. A quick analysis of the data reveals the following: 10% (116 articles)  0 downloads 13% (147 articles) 1 download 56% (639 articles) 2-20 downloads 14% …Read the Rest

Plan Ahead for Your ProQuest Research Database Use– Service Alert for Sat., March 12, 2016

If you are planning to do all night research this Saturday-Sunday, you may want to re-think that idea, if you plan on using ProQuest databases. Beginning Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 p.m. (ET) and ending by Sunday, March 13, 2016, 7:00 a.m. (ET), the following ProQuest research databases will be down for required service: The …Read the Rest

Characteristics of U.S. Presidential Hopefuls

Currently, the U.S. presidential campaign is dominated by conversation about the personalities, temperament and, character of those seeking to follow President Obama.   To be fair, it is common for the media to focus on “soft news stories” as the 24 hour news cycle inundates the TV audience.  But this year, the media covering the Presidential primaries of both political …Read the Rest

Law Library is closing at 6:00 p.m. today

In honor of Spring Break, the Law Library will close 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4. For the rest of Spring Break, the Law Library hours will remain the same as usual hours. For students catching up on research papers, a reference librarian should be available from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy your break!

Stephen J. Field Craftsman of the Law, by Carl Brent Swisher

According to Wikipedia, Justice Antonin Scalia was the fifteenth-longest tenured member of the U.S. Supreme Court, at 10,238 days. I bought a used book via Amazon Marketplace on the second-longest tenured Supreme Court Justice of all times, Stephen J. Field, at 12, 614 days. Justice Field had at least two famous brothers — David Dudley …Read the Rest