Holiday Light Displays

by PSL Law Library 20. December 2010 10:15

 

 

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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the light displays in the front yards of many homes.  I took a trip to Walt Disney World a couple of years ago and was impressed with the Osborne Family Spectacle of lights.  These lights lit up an entire area of one of the parks.  The lights were beautiful and danced to the holiday tunes that played in the background.  From my trip I learned that the lights were formerly displayed in Little Rock Arkansas as part of the Osborne Family’s holiday display.  The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the lights were a nuisance and the family could no longer have their display. The next year the Walt Disney Company stepped in and bought the lights and they continue to be on display to this day. 

I began to wonder about how many other cases were affected by the ruling in the Osborne case.  Specifically large light displays being considered a nuisance and not being allowed.  I decided to conduct a search on LexisNexis to find out.  I began by searching for the case.  From the search tab I selected, States Legal – U.S. view more.   I clicked on Arkansas and then AR Federal & State Cases, Combined.  I chose a Terms & Connectors search and entered the following search terms, Osborne & “Christmas Lights.”  The second case in my results list was Osborne v. Power.  After a brief glance I realized this was the case.  I scanned the headnotes and discovered the HN4 was the headnote I was interested in.  My final action was to Shepardize the case and find out how many other cases cited HN4.  I was surprised by the answer.  You may be too but to find out you’ll have to Shepardize the case on your own.

Have a Happy Holiday Season!

Law Library Closed Thursday 11/25 & Friday 11/26

by Sarah Prosory 23. November 2010 16:35

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

The Phoenix School of Law Library will be CLOSED on Thursday 11/25/10 and Friday 11/26/10 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you all a happy and safe extended weekend! Be sure to take breaks from studying to enjoy time with your family and friends!

Other upcoming changes to our hours are as follows:

Wednesday, November 24th

7:00am - 5:00pm (reference hours 9am-5pm)

Thursday, November 25th

CLOSED

Friday, November 26th

CLOSED

Saturday, November 27th

9:00am - Midnight (no reference hours)

Sunday, November 28th

9:00am - Midnight (no reference hours)

Monday- Friday, November 29th- December 3rd

7:00am - Midnight

 Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th

9:00am - Midnight

As always, visit www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryhours for more information on changes to the Law Library's hours.

Happy Veterans Day 2010!

by PSL Law Library 11. November 2010 13:06

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A huge thank you to all of our Veterans out there! We appreciate your service to our country!

In honor of Veteran's Day, here are a bunch of interesting resources for your perusal:

Or if you're more visual... here's a short video about the history of Veterans Day from History.com:

Enjoy your day!

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