Monthly Archives: November 2014

Law in the News: Supreme Court considers extent of free speech over Internet

Published on: Author: Teresa L

WASHINGTON — Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent.But his wife didn’t see it that way. Neither did a federal jury. Elonis, who’s from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was convicted… Continue reading

8 Step Preemption Check Guide

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Working on your note for Journal?  The Library is here to help you.  We’ve updated our 8 step Preemption Check: Journal Research Guide to help you make sure that an article has not already been published about your topic.  If you still have questions about doing a preemption check, just ask  a UC Hastings Reference… Continue reading

Law in the News: Where Might Obama and the G.O.P. Agree? Here Are Possibilities

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Moments like this — when a president in his final two years of an eight-year run faces a sharply hostile Congress — are certainly not when big, ideologically polarizing legislation is likely to be enacted. Republicans may have a comfortable majority in both the House and Senate, after all, but not enough votes to override… Continue reading

Law in the News: On Election’s Eve, G.O.P. Is Confident, but Voters Are Sour

Published on: Author: Teresa L

WASHINGTON — The most expensive midterm campaign in American history stumbled into Election Day on Tuesday with voters’ interest at record lows and their divisions deep over what they want their government to do in President Obama’s final two years. … The uncertainty about the outcome is a fitting match for the mood of the… Continue reading