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Mindfulness and Law Research Guide

Mindfulness and Law Research Guide provides links to many current books and articles on the topic of mindfulness, especially as applied to law students, attorneys and, law librarians.  Further, it provides links to related law review articles, medical and law journal articles, and, websites and videos. In April, 2016, I wrote a Just In Case …Read the Rest

Electoral College

Not surprisingly, there has been renewed interest in the Electoral College over the past couple weeks. In addition to print books, the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library offers its patrons a surprising amount of digital information that can track views on the Electoral College going back decades or even a century or two. Article …Read the Rest

50th Anniversary of FOIA Celebrated with Reform

On July 4, 2016 America celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the United States Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Today, President Obama celebrated early by signing Freedom of Information Improvement Act of 2016 (S.337, passed on June 13, 2016) into law. President Lyndon Johnson signed the original FOIA on July 4, 1966. It was intended to …Read the Rest


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

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

The CIA, Interrogations, etc.

On Dec. 9, 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 525-page summary of its classified, 6682-page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s enhanced interrogation techniques and possible torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11 until Dec., 2007. (The “torture report” in most of the reporting.) The Committee had voted 14-1 to make the summary public after it was completed. …Read the Rest