Renouncing U.S. Citizenship On the Rise

On the lead up to the recent Facebook IPO, one of its co-founders, Eduardo Saverin, renounced his U.S. citizenship. Brazilian-born and currently residing in Singapore, Saverin may be riding the crest of a trend as reported in IntLawGrrls where Sadie Blanchard blogged about the uptick in U.S. citizenship renunciations.


 

Drones for Home and Commercial Use?

According to a guest on Warren Olney’s April 11th radio program “To the Point,” there are currently more drones in domestic use in the US than military use. In the foreseeable future drones will be the size of a fly and could follow people undetected. The use of drones domestically for home, commercial and law enforcement purposes raises major privacy concerns. Check out the To the Point episode or the New York Times coverage of the issue.


 

Librarian appointed to American Executive Board of the Chinese American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries

Kara Phillips, Collection Development Librarian/Associate Director, has been appointed a member of the American Executive Board (AEB) of the Chinese – American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL). CAFLL was established to develop a mutual and long-term relationship between legal information institutions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United States of America (USA) and to promote, plan and coordinate legal information and law library exchange activities between the two countries.