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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Terri Schiavo & Living Will Resources 

Terri Schiavo Case: Legal Issues Involving Healthcare Directives, Death, and Dying from Findlaw

E-Law Library's Collection of Resources on Advanced Directives.

Source: BarclayBlog via Law Librarian Blog

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Friday, March 25, 2005

ID Checking 

The library will begin checking IDs on Monday March 28th. Please remember to have your Suffolk ID with you at all times. If you have any questions about the access policy please contact the Circulation desk at extension 8177 or in person. Copies of the policy will also be available at the ID check.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Schiavo Legislation 

The Senate bill granting the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida the jurisdiction to hear, determine, and render judgment in the case of Terri Schiavo is available on gpoaccess (P.L. 103-9 not yet available on gpoaccess but this is the bill that became law).

Update: This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled (see the decision) that the District Court did not abuse its discretion in finding that there were not substantial grounds for a TRO. (Source: SCOTUSblog) SCOTUSblog also has a concise summary of the opinion.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Spring Newsletter Now Available 

The Spring 2005 Issue of Legal Ease, the Suffolk Law Library newsletter, is now available.

Highlights Include:

Win a $50 Starbucks Gift Certificate! - Trivia Challenge III
-- Answer 5 questions and be eligible to win a $50 Starbucks gift certificate.

Introduction of the Suffolk Law Library Blog – Drum-Roll Please
-- Introduction to the new law library blog and some information about blogging.

Need to Find International Legal Materials – Database Reviews – EISIL
-- Learn about EISIL, a free, comprehensive, electronic resource for international law.

Got an Upcoming Interview? – Tips for Job Interviewing Success
-- Find out about resources that can help you wow them at your interview.

If you have any questions about the newsletter or information found therein, please contact Susan Vaughn, svaughn@suffolk.edu, or Diane D’Angelo, ddangelo@suffolk.edu, co-editors.

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New Acquisitions List 

The New Acquisitions List for February 2005 is complete and has been posted http://library.law.suffolk.edu/screens/acq.html.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Advanced Westlaw Trainings 

Westlaw rep Mark Jackson is offering several case and statutory research trainings on campus this month. To see the list and sign up for training click here. This is part of the Westlaw certification program. For more information about Westlaw trainings contact Mark.

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TurboScout 

With TurboScout, a meta-search interface, you can type in your search terms once and then search in multiple search engines or use the same interface to search blogs, images, or reference sources. It has a clean interface and is easy to use.
Source: inter alia

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SCOTUSblog 

Want to keep up with the latest Supreme Court decisions and news, then SCOTUSblog is a must read. This blog has up to the minute information about decisions of the court, links to substantive documents, and legal commentary.

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State Department Releases 2004 Human Rights Report 

The U.S. State Department has released its annual human rights report. The report is broken-down geographically and contains an introduction, which highlights key findings.
Source: BeSpacific

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