Archive for May, 2013

  • Check it Out: A Few Good Men

    Written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Rob Reiner, A Few Good Men is a military courtroom drama about a Navy lawyer, Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise), who defends two Marines accused of murdering a fellow Marine. Lt. Kaffee is assisted by Lt. Commander JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore), who convinces Kaffee to take the case to court. As […] Read more...
  • Coal Transportation in the Northwest

    Our friends at the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington have compiled a descriptive online guide to the issues around coal transportation in the Northwest. The guide includes local government actions, environmental review of proposed projects, and media coverage. Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Tom Bradley Elected First African American Mayor of Los Angeles

    On May 29, 1973, Thomas Bradley became the first African American mayor of Los Angeles. Bradley had served in the Los Angeles police department for over 20 years, and earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School. In 1963, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council, being one of the first African Americans […] Read more...
  • Looking at the Law in all 50 States

    This guide is a veritable bonanza for legal researchers in finding work that has already been done so you don’t reinvent the wheel. Read more...
  • Check it Out: The Client

    In The Client, based on the John Grisham novel, an 11-year-old boy (Brad Renfro) witnesses the confession and suicide of a mob lawyer. With the mob after him and a federal attorney (Tommy Lee Jones) who wants him to tell everything he knows, he must find a way to protect himself. He hires attorney Reggie Love (Susan Sarandon), who puts […] Read more...
  • Legal Ethics Links

    Legal professionals are expected to follow the Rules of Professional Conduct.  This research guide provides you with a whole array of resources in this important area, including ethics opinions, WSBA Disciplinary Notices, and Freivogel on Conflicts.  It’s a must-read for guidance in professional responsibility. Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton

    The state of Arkansas imposed term limitations through Amendment 73, a ballot measure that prohibited the listing of any person who served the maximum terms allowed in the U. S. House or Senate on the general election ballot. Soon after the measure was adopted in 1992, Bobbie Hill, the League of Women Voters, and U.S. […] Read more...
  • Online Index to Treaties

    The FLARE Index to Treaties is a searchable database of information about over 2,000 multilateral and bilateral treaties. The database provides citation format, publication information, and links to full text. Information in the database is derived from a host of sources, including the British Yearbook of International Law, the United Nations Treaty Series Index, and […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

    Looking for international or foreign law materials? The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is now available through Hein Online from the library’s database page. IFLP indexes articles and book reviews from more than 500 legal journals, covering international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of many foreign jurisdictions. The fully searchable database […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Brown v. Board of Education Decided

    On May 17, 1954, in a monumental civil rights victory, the U. S. Supreme Court unanimously decided in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. The court argued that segregation of children based solely on race denied black children equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the […] Read more...