Monthly Archives: March 2014

Legal News: Federal government to recognize same-sex marriage in Michigan

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The government said on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages carried out last week in Michigan but left in limbo by a court appeal, making the couples entitled to appropriate federal benefits. More than 300 couples were married last Saturday, a day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman lifted Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban, saying it… Continue reading

Collection Highlight: Intellectual Property Law Databases

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Get your research started with the Intellectual Property Law Subject Guide, by Hadas Livnat & Hilary Hardcastle, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere. Databases at UC Hastings Bloomberg BNA Intellectual Property Law Resource Center Searchable database of Intellectual Property Law resources. Intellectual Property Law Collection (HeinOnline) “Millions of pages of… Continue reading

Google Introduces Maps Gallery

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Maps Gallery works like an interactive, digital atlas. You can explore historic city plans, climate trends, housing affordability, shipwrecks and up-to-date evacuation routes. In addition to finding these maps through Maps Gallery, they can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search engines. More on ResourceBlog.

Legal News: Future of California’s multi-billion dollar ‘bullet train’ becomes election issue for Dems with reelection challenge

Published on: Author: Teresa L

California’s effort to build the country’s first taxpayer-funded, high-speed rail system is facing a midterm derailment — as Republicans make it an election-year issue and lawmakers with re-election challengers appear reluctant to continue to support the most expensive project of its kind. [State GOP Assemblyman] Gorell is trying to gather enough signatures to get an… Continue reading

Legal News: Two S.F. lawmakers push bills to slow Ellis Act evictions

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Faced with a surge in evictions and stratospheric prices for homes and apartments, two San Francisco lawmakers are now pushing separate bills in an effort to amend the state law that property owners used to evict hundreds of households in the city over the last year, often to put the apartments up for sale. More… Continue reading