This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library, we’re reintroducing the Law Library to 2Ls, teaching about cases and citators, teaching technology in law practice, and highlighting privacy and national security law resources.

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This Week’s Research Sessions

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 208
11:10am – 12:05pm

2L Reorientation to the Law Library

Susan Boland, Associate Director
Room 114
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 208
11:10am – 12:05pm

Friday, September 10, 2021

Lawyering I, sec. 5

Susan Boland, Associate Director
9:00am – 10:25pm
Room 204
Cases & Citators

Lawyering I, sec. 3

Susan Boland, Associate Director
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 204
Cases & Citators

Featured Study Aids

Principles of Counter-Terrorism

Available via the West Academic subscription
The book examines the military and law enforcement responses to international terrorism. Subjects include the legal authority to use military force; determining when the law of armed conflict comes into force; the law of targeting and how this authority is applied to terrorist operatives; preventive detention; prosecution of terrorists by military commission; the legal framework for gathering counter-terrorism intelligence information; prosecuting terrorists and their sponsors; freezing terrorist assets; and civil liability for personal injury or death caused by acts of international terrorism.

Understanding the Law of Terrorism

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library (Overdrive)
This text provides a compact review of the three main approaches to combating terrorism: criminal proceedings, intelligence and prevention, and military action. The three modes of responses are not the same; each has benefits and limitations, and it will be difficult to find the proper balance among them. Understanding the Law of Terrorism contributes to the search for balance by providing the tools for analysis and application of each of the three modes of response.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law Privacy & Data Security Practice Center

From EU GDPR to CCPA and beyond, the Bloomberg Law Privacy & Data Security Law is a platform for practitioners to track the latest developments– with actionable guidance. It features primary and secondary sources, practice tools, and analysis across data privacy law and other key topics. It contains data privacy news. It provides checklists and sample forms, as well as In Focus resource pages providing analysis of critical issues.

Featured Treatise

Geoffrey Stone & Lee Bollinger, National Security, Leaks, and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On (e-Book)

The United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision in the Pentagon Papers case in 1971, concerning how government should balance its legitimate need to conduct its operations—especially those related to national security—in secret, with the public’s right and responsibility to know what its government is doing. The Pentagon Papers decision, though, left many important questions still unresolved and the circumstances that undergirded the system initiated by the decision have changed fundamentally in recent decades. Difficult problems call for a range of different perspectives. In this book, Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone gather an array of remarkable, wise, and accomplished individuals to share their deep and broad expertise in the national security world, journalism, and academia. Each essay delves into important dimensions of the current system to explain how we should think about them, and to offer as many solutions as possible. A rigorous and serious analysis, this volume examines the incredibly complex and important issues that our nation must continue to address and strive to resolve as we move into the future.

Featured Video

Frontline: America After 9/11

From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker and chronicler of U.S. politics Michael Kirk and his team, this documentary traces the U.S. response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the devastating consequences that unfolded across four presidencies.

Drawing on both new interviews and those from the dozens of documentaries Kirk and his award-winning team made in the years after 9/11, this two-hour special offers an epic re-examination of the decisions that changed the world and transformed America. From the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the January 6 insurrection, America After 9/11 exposes the legacy of September 11 — and the ongoing challenge it poses for the president and the country.

Featured Website

Hannah Hartig & Carroll Doherty, Pew Research Center, Two Decades Later, the Enduring Legacy of 9/11 (Sept. 2, 2021)

A review of U.S. public opinion in the two decades since 9/11 reveals how a badly shaken nation came together, briefly, in a spirit of sadness and patriotism; how the public initially rallied behind the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, though support waned over time; and how Americans viewed the threat of terrorism at home and the steps the government took to combat it.

September Oral Arguments at the Ohio Supreme Court

You can view the live stream of oral arguments on the Court’s website or see them after the arguments take place in the Ohio Channel archives.

Ohio Supreme Court Chamber

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • Lycan v. City of Cleveland – whether class members suing for return of funds collected through red-light camera enforcement actions lack standing or have waived their rights to pursue a cause of action when they failed to pursue relief through photo enforcement administrative hearings.
  • Sinley v. Safety Controls Tech., Inc. – whether the judicial review presumption favoring arbitral resolution of disputes for common law and contract-based claims also applies to statutory-based claims, and whether arbitration provisions in a collective bargaining agreement that do not refer to specific statutes can waive access to a judicial forum for employee statutory claims.
  • Cleveland Metro. Bar Ass’n v. Whipple – whether an attorney engaged in professional misconduct when he alleged professional misconduct and criminal charges against opposing counsel in order to obtain dismissal of a civil case.
  • Jezerinac v. Dioun – whether a change in the composition of the 10th District Court of Appeals prevents the panel from ruling on an application for reconsideration.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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