• LEGISLATIVE TIP: Which Is Worth The Effort?
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    LEGISLATIVE TIP: Which Is Worth The Effort?

    People wonder whether it’s better to pass a bill as a state law or a federal law, why not both! Federal laws process things more slowly and fewer bills are passed. State laws are more fast paced and more bills are passed every year. When a federal law passes, it’s usually for the minimum. States can look at that minimum and make their state law more detailed, specific, and expand more. However, states can’t be more flexible on a law than the federal law’s minimum. I encourage you to look at federal laws before you try and expand on it in your state. Sometimes if more than one state passes…

  • FIRE Starters: Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
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    FIRE Starters: Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier

    We’ve learned that public school students possess First Amendment free speech rights at schools. In the Barnette and Tinker decisions, the United States Supreme Court protected the right of public school students to opt out of the Pledge of Allegiance and to wear a black peace armbands at school. However, in the 1980’s the United States Supreme Court cut back on the amount of student free speech protection. One of those decisions was Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. It involved the ability of school administrators to censor speech in a student newspaper if the school’s principal felt that articles in the newspaper were inappropriate. At Hazelwood East High School, Principal…

  • An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Argument, and Court Records and Briefs 2 13 2020
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    An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Argument, and Court Records and Briefs 2 13 2020

    morning my name is Kim Mattioli and I am the student services librarian at the Jerome Hall Law Library at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and I’m just here to give you a brief introduction thank you for attending today’s webinar which is sponsored by indigo and the Indiana State Library so indigo the Indiana networking for documents and information of government organizations is a special interest group for government information professionals who are dedicated to issues concerning government documents and access to federal and state information we are happy to present this two-part webinar series entitled researching the law finding cases and judicial documents so last week…

  • Australian Guide to Legal Citation: Legislation — Acts
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    Australian Guide to Legal Citation: Legislation — Acts

    Hello and welcome to UTS Library’s tutorial on referencing legislation in AGLC style. In this video we’ll show you how to put together a complete reference for an Act. There are four elements in a reference to an Act: the title, year, jurisdiction, and finally, but only if needed, the pinpoint. The first element is the title of the Act, which is written in italics. You can write the short title if there is one but if not the long title can be used. The next element is the year the Act was passed, which is also written in italics. After that, write the jurisdiction of the Act, written in…

  • Essential Legislative Updates for Peace Officers
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    Essential Legislative Updates for Peace Officers

    Welcome to essential legal updates for peace officers working patrol. This screencast includes some of the changes to Texas law made by the 86th session of the Texas Legislature, most of them effective September 1, 2019, and it’s designed to highlight some of the offenses and situations most likely to be encountered by a patrol officer or deputy. Several sources were used for this screencast including the ones pictured, but don’t take my word for it. Always consult applicable statutes, case law and your appropriate county, district or municipal attorney for guidance in the application and enforcement of criminal and procedural law. Once again, this screencast includes only highlights and…

  • Legislative v. Constitutional Remedies (Money Out Voters In Conference)
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    Legislative v. Constitutional Remedies (Money Out Voters In Conference)

    now introduce an amazing panel alert lessig is the roy furman professor of law at harvard law school the director of the admin js epicenter ethics at harvard university appreciate for those some contests thank you tank and uh… and i’m very happy b on this panel to because i think it’s really important that place these different reform movements in context i don’t accept the framing about question in the panel which is constitutional verses legislative i don’t believe in versus here i think we have to learn to walk and chew gum in tweet at the same time cancio absolutely support the constitutional reform movements uh… in all…

  • Don’t Be A Universal Law Breaker! | Bob Proctor
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    Don’t Be A Universal Law Breaker! | Bob Proctor

    – Every day you read the newspaper where someone’s breaking the law and they go on a long holiday to some place I don’t want to go. We lock ’em up, put ’em behind bars, and sometimes you keep them there for a long long time. Some people are in there for life, not a nice place. Well you know, a person doesn’t have to go to one of those places to be in a prison. Some people are in mental prisons of their own making, and they do it because they’re constantly breaking the law. Now I’m not talking about the laws of the world. I’m talking about laws…