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What Do We Know About Federal District Judge Appointments?

by Tarica LaBossiere A while back, I was passed a specific research request from the Dean of our college of law. I was asked to compile (1) shortlists of federal judge candidates since 1980 to the Southern District of Florida … Continue reading

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Teaching During Transition

by Ashley Ahlbrand With a new administration poised to take the helm this month, we can expect many changes in the federal government in the coming months. This can make teaching legal research, especially any lectures focused on government documents, … Continue reading

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Political Correctness and Safe Spaces in the Law Library

by Margaret Ambrose As any of my co-workers can tell you, I am an avid political-news junkie, and this political season is a doozy. Political correctness has taken center stage, and academia is a major player in this discussion. Most … Continue reading

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Scholarship and background on Supreme Court nominations

by Kris Turner With the sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13th, there is now an extra layer of importance added to President Obama’s final year in office, or perhaps to the first year in office for his … Continue reading

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One day left to vote for the new RIPS-SIS officers

There is one day remaining to vote for the RIPS-SIS officers. If you haven’t cast your ballot yet, don’t forget to do so by tomorrow at 11:59pm. Please e-mail Beth Given ( if you did not receive an e-mail from AALL … Continue reading

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