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 (1985-present) also includes access to the full text of more than 100 journals. Earlier content (1960-1984), not yet part of the fully searchable database, is available in searchable PDF format via the “Print edition” selection button.
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Lt. Tommy Hart is a second year Harvard Law student who enlisted to fight in World War II, but instead of fighting he was taken prisoner by the Germans. When a black Tuskegee airman, Lt. Lincoln Scott (Terrence Howard), is accused of murdering one of the other prisoners, Col. William McNamara (Bruce Willis) convinces the German Col. Visser to allow the prisoners to hold their own trial. Lt. Hart tries the case and finds out Col. McNamara’s true intentions for staging the trial. Check out Hart’s War from the law library.
Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) tries to redeem his legal career and salvage his self-respect by taking a medical malpractice suit to court. Check out The Verdict from the law library and witness an outstanding performance by Paul Newman in this courtroom drama.
At the end of the Boer War, three Australian Army officers are court-martialed. Lieutenants Harry “Breaker” Morant, Peter Handcock, and George Witton are charged with the murder of Boer soldiers and a German missionary. The three soldiers are defended by Major J. F. Thomas, who is only given one day to prepare for the trial. Check out Breaker Morant from the law library and watch one of the most controversial murder trials in military history.
On May 2, 1974, the Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred Former Vice President Spiro Agnew. A Baltimore grand jury had linked Agnew to political corruption—bribery, extortion, and tax evasion. Agnew avoided indictments on bribery and extortion by pleading no contest to tax evasion. Agnew resigned from office in 1973, and while the government did not prosecute him on charges of bribery and extortion, he was nonetheless disbarred as a result of his no-contest plea.
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Seattle’s Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were back in the news several weeks ago with word that the Corte di Cassazione (court of last resort in Italy) ordered a new trial for both defendants in the case of the murder trial for British student Meredith Kercher. Questions were raised in the media about the Italy – United States extradition treaty as well as a suggestion that this new trial may constitute double jeopardy. These subjects were discussed in a recent blog post by Julian Ku in Opinio Juris.
Published April 29, 2013
Tags: art, law, US court of appeals
On 4/25/2013 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit mostly overturned a lower court opinion on the nature of appropriation, the importance of transformative use and the protection of works of art under the federal copyright statutes. The 2011 federal district court case had found that artist Richard Prince’s appropriation of photographs by Patrick Cariou were not sufficiently transformative to warrant an exception to the fair use provisions. The Second Circuit mostly reversed this position in an opinion that is reverberating around the art world. Get a link to the opinion and a good dose of commentary from the Art Law Blog.