Cats and the Commerce Clause

by PSL Law Library 11. December 2012 14:44

Cats substantially impact interstate commerce according to a recent 13 page opinion by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling discussed by the ABA Journal. The court ruled that the cats living at author Ernest Hemingway's museum/home are subject to federal regulation.  In Constitutional Law, law students learn that the Commerce Clause regulates instruments, channels, and things (including cats?) that substantially impact commerce.  The cats are the offspring of the author's famous six-toed cat, Snowball.  Judge Dubina, writing for the majority, reasoned that the presence of the cats draws people to the museum as an exhibition.  Thus, they are an important part of the museum's commercial activity and therefore subject to regulation by Congress.

If you are interested in learning more about constitutional law, take a look in the library catalog.  Or, stop by the Legal Research Help Desk for assistance with formulating a research strategy. 

Meow!

-Kristin

1Ls Needed for Library Focus Group- Free Food!

by PSL Law Library 10. November 2011 15:44

Please join a Student Library Focus Group to identify ways in which the Library might improve services, online resources, book collections, loan periods, customer service, or anything else! This is the first-ever Student Focus Group session and we welcome your feedback. The session will be hosted by the Interim Library Director and lunch/dinner will be provided. 

The focus group will be limited to 20 students.

The sessions will be held in Room 1821.

1L Day Students are invited to the session on Monday, November 14 at 12:15.
1L Evening Students are invited to the session on Monday, November 14 at 5:00.

Those who contribute to the discussion will be entered into a raffle for a $50 Visa gift card!

Hope to see you there!

AWR- Beyond Lexis and Westlaw

by PSL Law Library 28. October 2011 16:30

Are you writing an AWR? Are you having trouble finding everything you need in Westlaw and Lexis?  By now, you have probably already exhausted Westlaw and Lexis in your AWR research. 

Come to this workshop to learn about all of the other sources that are available through the library website. Bring your questions! Half of this fifty minute workshop will be a demonstration of research databases, and the other half devoted to answering your specific questions! 

See you Friday, November 11th from 12:00 – 12:50pm in the law library computer lab.

RSVP here.

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!

Lexis (R) Advanced for Solo Practitioners

by PSL Law Library 27. October 2010 20:23

 

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This really is as amazing as it sounds. . .LexisNexis one of the leading legal databases in the US has just launched Lexis(R) Advanced for Solo Practioners.  The new Reasearch Tool was built for a solo or two person firm & Lexis(R) is offering this new service at an unbelievable price!  Lexis(R) Advance is being released on their new platform for the awe inducing price of $175 as a flat rate fee per month for a solo practioner.  You can also add an additional lawyer for the the discounted rate of an extra $140 per month.  If you would like to get a peek at Lexis(R) Advance for Solos and view a live demo please click LAS.


Here's what you'll get access to for your $175 per month: all federal and state case law, including headnotes and case summaries; statutes and constitutions from all state and federal jurisdictions; Shepard’s Citations; and LexisNexis jury verdicts, briefs, pleadings and motions.  For a complete breakdown please click here for the Content Summary in PDF provided by Lexis(R).

 

 

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