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Music and the Law, Part 2

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

The following post is cross posted on the In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. As promised, we present Part 2 of our look into Music and the Law where we polled our staff to determine their favorite songs/musical works regarding the law.  The submissions were very diverse!  Here we take a look at those that fit …

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The Volkswagen Litigation

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

In September 2015, the German automaker Volkswagen (VW) admitted that it had manipulated software in around eleven million diesel vehicles worldwide to cheat on emissions tests. As more and more details emerged in the ensuing weeks and months, VW’s share value rapidly declined by 30 percent. U.S. regulators levied heavy fines of up to US$15.3 billion …

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On the Shelf: Hispanic Heritage Month and Recent Latin American Law Material Acquisitions

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Earlier this year we reflected on Hispanic Heritage Month with a post by my colleague Francisco Macias. He and I have explored the origins of the month in previous years’ posts. You can read this year’s Presidential Proclamation online too. Once you know all about it, how will you commemorate this month? It begins each …

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Legal Disputes Concerning Trees: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by: Robert Brammer

This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis, instructional librarian, and Robert Brammer, senior legal reference specialist It is said that good fences make for good neighbors. The same might not be said for trees, which are a frequent source of litigation among neighbors. Overgrown branches, fallen leaves, and downed trees all serve to embroil neighbors in acrimonious …

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The Protection of Champagne Wine

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

This is a guest post by Nicolas Boring who has previously written for the blog on a variety of topics including FALQs: Freedom of Speech in France, How Sunday Came to be a Day of Rest in France, Napoleon Bonaparte and Mining Rights in France, French Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights, and co-collaborated on the post, Does the …

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Happy Birthday, César Chávez!

Posted by: Francisco Macías

Sí se puede.—César Chávez First President of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC) Born March 31, 1927, César Estrada Chávez is perhaps the most renowned Latino civil rights activist. Two years ago, perhaps with the aim of seeing “one of America’s greatest champions for social justice” get his rightful place among his peers, President …

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¡Happy Birthday, Benito Juárez!

Posted by: Francisco Macías

…el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.–Benito Juárez 210 years ago, on March 21, 1806, Benito Juárez (Benito Pablo Juárez García), one of Mexico’s most renowned leaders, was born.  Ask any Mexican about Benito Juárez, and you may find them promptly reciting a well-known aphorism of his:  “… el respeto al derecho ajeno es …

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Legal Challenges for Uber in the European Union and in Germany

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

To “Uber” is now a verb. This development reflects the rapid expansion of the mobile ride-hailing company Uber in the United States and the rest of the world. However, in many European jurisdictions, and particularly in Germany, Uber has run into regulatory roadblocks. Uber offers “a technology platform that enables users of Uber’s mobile applications …

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Pic of the Week: Monday is not Presidents’ Day – Or is it?

Posted by: Jennifer González

This coming Monday, February 15, we will celebrate the federal holiday, Washington’s Birthday. You may be thinking, “my calendar says Monday is ‘Presidents’ Day,’ not ‘Washington’s birthday!’” Interestingly, the federal holiday is officially called Washington’s Birthday (5 US Code 6103) and is observed on the third Monday in February as established by Public Law 90-361 …