This Week in the Law Library …

This week at the Law Library we’re looking at Bluebook citation, highlighting Law Library exam resources, reminding you about our upcoming change in accessing library electronic resources, and taking a look at the April US Supreme Court arguments.

Got the Bluebook Blues?

Are you working on a seminar paper and need to use academic Bluebook format and now are feeling a little lost? Wrangle those citations into line with a little help from the Law Library! Check out our Bluebook Citation 101 — Academic Format guide for examples and explanations.

Bluebook Citation Guide Academic Format

Exams Are Coming — The Law Library Can Help!

Be sure and check out the many resources that the Law Library provides to help you with final exams:

Reminder — UC Libraries Platform Change (beginning May 3rd)

User access to library electronic resources is controlled by UC credentials and the library proxy server. To improve management of this, the libraries are changing proxy servers at the end of the spring semester. All URLs containing the library proxy will need to be changed to the new server address. The library has created tools to assist in changing/creating proxy URLs. Please plan to change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc. starting in the month of May. The library will maintain the old server through the end of 2021, so access will be continuous for summer semester and ample time is provided for the URLs to be updated.

  • May 3rd: server address changes
    • From:
    • To: (May 3rd):
    • The proxy tools page will be updated May 3rd to assist with editing URLs
  • After May 3rd, example of new proxy URL for the title “very short introductions”
  • May 3rd through 2021: change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc.
  • January 2022: outdated URLs will no longer work for library resources

The libraries will continue to send information about this platform change. We appreciate your assistance and attention!


April Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, April 19, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • U.S. v. Gary — whether a defendant who pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and 924(a), is automatically entitled to plain-error relief if the district court did not advise him that one element of that offense is knowledge of his status as a felon, regardless of whether he can show that the district court’s error affected the outcome of the proceedings.
  • Greer v. U.S., whether, when applying plain-error review based on an intervening United States Supreme Court decision, Rehaif v. United States, a circuit court of appeals may review matters outside the trial record to determine whether the error affected a defendant’s substantial rights or impacted the fairness, integrity or public reputation of the trial.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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