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Archive: May 2023 (13 Posts)

This is an engraving depicting the assassination of President Garfield

Congressional Reactions to the Assassination of President Garfield in the Bound Congressional Record

Posted by: Robert Brammer

The Bound Congressional Record on now provides coverage back to 1881, so I decided to see if I could find Congressional reactions to the shooting of President Garfield on July 2, 1881, at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station by Charles Guiteau, and the President’s subsequent death on September 19, 1881. The assassin, Charles …

A black and white photograph of butter, oil, and margarine product, including Crisco, Spry, Good Luck Margarine, Seneca Corn Oil, Wesson Oil, and Morrell lard.

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Class Action Claims on I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray

Posted by: Anna Price

In an April 18, 2023, opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that nutrient content claims for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray” (“Butter! Spray”) are misleading. The plaintiffs in this case were California consumers who alleged that the “product’s label makes misrepresentations about fat and calorie content …

New Acquisition: 1872 House Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Recently, the Law Library acquired a copy of the 1872 House Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs titled Alleged Frauds Against Certain Indian Soldiers. In 1862, in the middle of the Civil War, Indigenous people living in the Midwest who volunteered for service were organized into regiments in the Union Army and were designated …