This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library it’s fall break! Although there may not be classes, the Law Library is still open! Need to access study aids? Remember that you can access our electronic study aids 24/7 from on-campus or off-campus. Links to access West Academic and the LexisNexis Digital Library, as well as study aids by subject, are available on our Exam Study Guide. Are you researching a paper for class over break? Check out our Seminar Paper Research Guide. Working on a cite checking assignment? Don’t forget our guide for UC Law Journals.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

On October 3, 2018, Cincinnati City Council passed a resolution officially recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Presidential Proclamation

City of Cincinnati Resolution

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

Joe Armstrong, 67 Resources for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Cincinnati Public Library Blog (Oct. 11, 2021)

National Museum of the American Indian Online Exhibits

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Theme Poster
Artist: Ms. Eliana De León, Hispanic Employment Program Manager at the Environmental Protection Agency

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15 and celebrates the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” Below are resources to help recognize the contributions and importance of LatinX people to the United States.

Campus Events

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month: Brown Bag Lunch Video Screening of ‘Bibi’, 12:00pm Online

This 18-minute film explores intersectionality in a powerful way, illustrating the beauty and conflict that can arise as we move between languages, places and societal expectations. The story sparks critical conversations about identity, culture, family and belonging. Discussion to follow: How do we come to be who we are? How do we communicate that to others? How do we respond when others share themselves with us?

Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Soul Palette Paint Night, 12:00pm AACRC

5 More LatinX Resources to Explore Hispanic Heritage

Chicano Database

Bibliographic materials on Mexican-American topics 1967 to the present. Scope expanded 1992 to include the broader Latino experience¸ including Puerto Ricans¸ Cuban Americans¸ and Central American immigrants. Includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database.

Ethnic Newswatch

Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America¸ some dating back to 1985.
Coverage: Full Text; 1985 – present

Hispanic / Latino Demographics

Statistics and demographic information from the Pew Research Center.


The LatCrit community operates as a not-for-profit corporation. LatCrit goals are: (1) to develop a critical, activist and inter-disciplinary discourse on law and policy towards Latinas/os, and (2) to foster both the development of coalitional theory and practice as well as the accessibility of this knowledge to agents of social and legal transformation. LatCrit theorists aim to center Latinas/os” multiple internal diversities and to situate Latinas/os in larger inter-group frameworks, both domestically and globally, to promote social justice awareness and activism.


Provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries. Search for “Hispanics in the United States.”

October Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, P.S.C. — whether a state attorney general vested with the power to defend state law should be permitted to intervene after a federal court of appeals invalidates a state statute when no other state actor will defend the law.

Thompson v. Clark — whether the rule that a plaintiff must await favorable termination before bringing a Section 1983 action alleging unreasonable seizure pursuant to legal process requires the plaintiff to show that the criminal proceeding against him has “formally ended in a manner not inconsistent with his innocence,” as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit decided in Laskar v. Hurd, or that the proceeding “ended in a manner that affirmatively indicates his innocence,” as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit decided in Lanning v. City of Glens Falls.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

U.S. v. Tsarnaev — whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit erred in concluding that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capital sentences must be vacated on the ground that the district court, during its 21-day voir dire, did not ask each prospective juror for a specific accounting of the pretrial media coverage that he or she had read, heard or seen about Tsarnaev’s case; and (2) whether the district court committed reversible error at the penalty phase of Tsarnaev’s trial by excluding evidence that Tsarnaev’s older brother was allegedly involved in different crimes two years before the offenses for which Tsarnaev was convicted.

Babcock v. Kijakazi — whether a civil service pension received for federal civilian employment as a “military technician (dual status)” is “a payment based wholly on service as a member of a uniformed service” for the purposes of the Social Security Act’s windfall elimination provision.

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