New Services @ Your Law Library: Book Drop

by Sarah Prosory 11. January 2011 13:48

Welcome new students, and welcome back current students! We truly hope you enjoyed the holiday break!

Your Law Library has been busy with planning new services for you!

We've installed a Book Drop in the Student Lounge/Loft on the first floor of the Tower. This Book Drop is for you to use especially afterhours when the library has closed, but when you don't want to lug the book home with you. Our only request is that you don't drop Course Reserve materials in the Book Drop. Since Course Reserve material circulates for 2 hours at a time, we don't want your books to be late!

Any questions regarding the Book Drop, call or visit the Circulation Desk (602) 682-6897 or email.

Question from the Grammar Policeman

by Ted McClure 6. January 2011 13:23

Which one of these is wrong (or at least different in meaning from the other three), and why?

(a) After Ramsauer took office as Transport Minister, he proscribed Denglish.

(b) After he took office as Transport Minister, Ramsauer proscribed Denglish.

(c) He proscribed Denglish after Ramsauer took office as Transport Minister.

(d) Ramsauer proscribed Denglish after he took office as Transport Minister.

For details, see

Court Holds that Cell Phones can be Searched After Arrest.

by Patrick Lopez 6. January 2011 12:15


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The California Supreme Court just held that a cell phone is personal property that can be searched after arrest.  Specifically the court was asked to “decide whether the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution permits law enforcement officers, approximately 90 minutes after lawfully arresting a suspect and transporting him to a detention facility, to conduct a warrantless search of the text message folder of a cell phone they take from his person after the arrest.” The court held that the search of the cell phone text message folder was a valid search conducted incident to a lawful custodial arrest.  With the proliferation of smart phones, it seems that this ruling potentially opens people up to having their e-mail accounts available for search without a warrant. 

Here's the article and it also has a link to the opinion:


Virtual Visitation

by Rob 1. January 2011 19:09

This article from FindLaw is the sort of technology and law mash-up I enjoy for some reason. The theme that technology is changing law is fascinating to me. See: Virtual Visitation.

Law Library Closed for Holidays 12/24/10-1/2/11

by Sarah Prosory 21. December 2010 14:36

Hi all!

We truly hope you enjoy your holidays! Be sure to take some time for yourself! Read a good book! Cool

Don't forget that the Law Library will be CLOSED beginning Friday, December 24th 2010 through Sunday, January 2nd 2011. We will resume our normal hours on Monday, January 3rd 2011 at 7:30am!

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