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- What are the legal implications of shooting down a drone that is trespassing on your property? What about disabling a peeping Tom drone? In their paper "Self Defense Against Robots", Michael Froomkin and Zak Colangelo examine "when, under U.S. law, humans may use force against robots to protect themselves, their property, and their [...] Read more.
Social Justice Monday - October 13th, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library InternDean Annette Clark moderated a discussion on healthcare access with Leah Rutman from the ACLU of Washington and Janet Chung from Legal Voice.
A recent wave of mergers between secular and Roman Catholic hospitals is raising the question of [...] Read more.
- Formal Transfer of Alaska Territory to the United States, October 18, 1867 Although considered foolish at the time, the United States bought the Alaska territory for $7,200,000 from Russia at the behest of William Seward, Secretary of State. Opposition in the House of Representatives postponed appropriation of funds for over a [...] Read more.
- The Seattle University Law Library access policy is posted on our website. If you have questions about access or unauthorized patrons, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Library Circulation staff on the 2nd floor of the library. Campus public safety can also be contacted: x5990 (non-emergency) or x5911 (emergency). Read more.
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- Regardless of the actions of the Seattle City Council, the second Monday in October is designated by Congress as Columbus Day. That law was enacted in 1998 and is codified at 36 U.S.C. 107 (forgive the non-Bluebook format). The phraseology of the statute is intriguing. Perhaps in a nod to the separation of powers, it reads: "The President [...] Read more.
Julie A. Nice explored constitutionally permissible government “irrationality.”
The lowest level of scrutiny that a court must apply when considering constitutional questions of due process or equal protection is a “rational [...] Read more.
- One of the most sensational celebrity trials of the twentieth century was the televised trial of O.J. Simpson in 1994. Simpson was charged with the brutal murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson had a history of domestic violence and no alibi for the night of the murders. There was considerable [...] Read more.
- The highlighter. Every law student has one . . . or two . . . or more. But before most of today's law students were born, law students underlined important passages in their casebooks (and probably some unimportant ones too). A few years back, the New York Times Magazine section wrote Read more.