Contest Winner!

by Lidia Koelbel 26. April 2013 10:52

Congratulations to Eric Mollenhauer!

 

Winner of the library’s contest idea for entering an inventive, original, or

creative service or resource that the library can implement or add. Four of his

entries were selected by the judges:

 

a)    Interactive learning games

 

b)    Review room on topics

 

c)    Unique learning space

 

d)   Youtube tutorials

 

Thank, Eric for submitting your ideas! We will be working to implement them

over the next year.

 

Suggestion for an Interesting Read

by Lidia Koelbel 24. April 2013 08:28

May I recommend a short, amusing and educational publication? It is a great poolside read with actual court opinions. The title is Judges Say the Darndest Things. Check its availability in your Law Library by clicking the title.

The sections Fred Shackelford compiled for the book might just clarify concepts for you.

See one of the selected opinions published in rhyme on Westlaw: Fisher v. Lowe, 333 N.W.2d 67 (Mich. Ct. App. 1983) (You will have to log into your Westlaw account). See also Irvin v. Smith, 654 N.E.2d 189 (Ohio 1993) (You will have to log into your Lexis account).

 

Congressional Information Symposium: Presented by AZALL

by Michelle Vallance 19. April 2013 15:28

Hope you'll join me in attending this seminar on Friday, April 26th, 2013!

To Register Visit: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/azll/legal-research-institute.asp

Registration for students is only $50!

Contact Jennifer Mannino at jmannino@risc-llc.com for more information!

**Earn 5 hours CLE credit!**

 

Law and the Movies: A Visual Display

by Gretchen Lebron 2. April 2013 12:45

"Law and the Movies" is the library's new and improved movie collection.

The collection is located on the east side of the library and is organized alphabetically by title. The collection is comprised of movies that have some relation to the law and cover a wide range of genres.

Up to 5 items can be checked out at one time and kept for 7 days with no renewals.

So if you have some down time and want to take a breather, checkout one of our over 400 DVDs to enjoy!

Also, if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our DVD collection please leave us a suggestion in the box located in the middle of of the DVD collection or online here: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarysuggestions

 

The case challenging DOMA

by Lidia Koelbel 27. March 2013 13:41

The case is U.S. V. Windsor.  Do you know the facts?  Read the parties' briefs on WestlawNext.

Brief for Plaintiff-Appellee

Brief for Defendant-Appellant

Also, see many other Amicus Curiae briefs and the Petition for Writ of Certiorari. 

Once logged in to WestlawNext, select "Briefs" from the "All Content" tab on the homepage.

Type the search string "US v. Windsor & DOMA."

Windsor is being reviewed along with Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8.

How do you think these cases will be decided?  What was the legislative intent?

Will they actually reach a decision on the merits - under Equal Protections, 10th Amendment state police power, dismissed for lack of standing?

morguefile.com

 

UPDATE:

Read the slip opinions below:

United States v. Windsor

Hollingsworth v. Perry

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