Tag Archives: Judiciary

Career Advice and Research

This month, we received books on career advice, research, and more!

TITLE AUTHOR CALL #
A blackletter statement of federal administrative law KF5407 .B53 2013
The constitutional systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean : a contextual analysis Derek O’Brien KGL5548 .O27 2014
California legal research Hether C. Macfarlane, Aimee Dudovitz, Suzanne E. Rowe KFC74 .M33 2013
Judging statutes Robert A. Katzmann KF425 .K38 2014
Employability skills for law students  Emily Finch, Stefan Fafinski KD460 .F56 2014

Good Summer Reads!

Are you looking for some light summer reading? Nothing is better at the beach than a law book! Why read the latest trashy novel or hot biography when Android apps in one hour for lawyers  or Finding your voice in law school: mastering classroom cold calls, job interviews, and other verbal challenges is available? You can find all your summer reading needs through the Coastal catalog including  these new acquisitions. Please shake the sand out before returning them.

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Is a special appointment special or normal?

Well here’s not something you see everyday. The Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal, is appealing a Federal District Court’s ruling that Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson will be the next Chief Justice of the Louisiana State Supreme Court. But why are the federal courts involved? Well, Justice Johnson was appointed to the Louisiana State Supreme Court in a special seat, to make up for the “racial gerrymandering” prevalent in the state at the time, in which she served for six years. governor Jindal argues that those six years shouldn’t count as service because it was a special seat. Hmm…what? Here’s  District Court’s Ruling. via Discourse.net

Facebook Safely this Fourth of July

Facebook has become a way of life.  No more is it merely a tool for wasting time and keeping in touch with friends.  The world is addicted to Farmville, Words with Friends, Likes, Shares, and George Takei’s witty library of pictures.  The ever evolving nature of facebook means a constant state of change in privacy and permission settings.  Check out some tips and tricks to enhance your facebook experience in ths blog post called the 5 Best Hidden Facebook Tricks You Should Make Use Of and be sure to open the PDF at the end to read the Very Unofficial Facebook Privacy Manual.

Now that your facebook is nice and secure you don’t have to worry about getting screamed at by a judge for your social networking activities.  However, it seems that is not the only reason you may catch the ire of a judge.  Check out this blog post about a judge who could not contain his disdain for a party before him in a divorce case.  There is also a video that captures the whole tirade.

One of the best things about The Fourth of July is all the fireworks.  Disappointed with this year’s display?  Well…There’s an app for that.

Have a SAFE and Happy Fourth of July.

Rock, Paper, Scissors decides case!

If you are ever in a stalemate with opposing counsel, you can try to break it the way United States District Judge Gregory A. Presnell did when he ordered the two attorneys to settle their differences with a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.  You can read more about Avista Management v. Wausau Underwriters Insurance and other humorous legal cases on Gavel2Gavel.com