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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. California, 373 U.S. 546 (1963)[1], the William A. Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado Law School has put together a unique online archive tracing the historic 12-year litigation.  Of interest to students of water law and environmental history, the […]

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The Supreme Court in the case of Sherley v. Sibelius declined a petition (petition here) for Writ of Cert letting stand the decision of the D.C. Circuit (decision here) upholding the actions of the National Institute for Health in approving funding of embryonic stem cells. Petitioners brought this case in response to President Obama`s March […]

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Justice Sotomayor denied a request for an injuction to stay the lower court ruling in Hobby Lobby pending appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The text of her ruling is here. The District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was no bar to the mandatory contraception coverage […]

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It is the time again to let you all know about the new additions the library has recently acquired for our Law In Film Collection, which is located on the main floor of the library. All patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of those movies out for up to five (5) days and for free. […]

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Supreme Court Statistics

In light of the recent frenzy of activity surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court and its string of important decisions (ranging from its Affordable Care Act decision to the immigration issues raised in Arizona v. United States) many students, faculty and staff have become interested in the metaphorical batting averages, ERAs and RBIs of the Court.  All […]

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The United States Courts website includes a podcasts page featuring  the Federal Rulemaking Podcasts, Court Shorts Podcasts, and now newly added Supreme Court Landmarks Podcasts. This podcast series features landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases that have shaped history and continue to affect American life. In each episode we briefly discuss a different landmark case with […]

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Join, or Die

On May 9, 1754, The Pennsylvania Gazette printed what is believed to be the first American political cartoon. Lacking copyright protection, “Join, or Die” was reprinted in almost every newspaper in North America.  It was designed by Benjamin Franklin and depicted the colonies as severed parts of a snake – referring to a popular superstition that […]

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Happy Birthday, Earl Warren!

The famous Chief Justice turns 120 this week and the Law Library is having a party in his honor!  Come by on Monday at 2:30 p.m. and help us celebrate his full and exciting life. Earl Warren said: “Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.”  It seems he was […]

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This press release has details of the new Supreme Court website, which debuted yesterday. The web address changed from http://www.supremecourtus.gov to http://www.supremecourt.gov, and the Supreme Court took over administration of the site from the GPO. Dockets, oral arguments, opinions, and order remain available, along with enhanced historical information. The search capabilities have been improved, and […]

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SCOTUSblog on iTunes

The blog of the United States Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog, announced that it has its own iTunes channel. All the podcasts we’ve recorded since 2006 are now available on a single convenient podcast feed, which you can subscribe to by searching for “scotusblog” on iTunes.

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