AMENDMENT XIX

AMENDMENT XIX The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.   On August 18, 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which …

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Remote Access to Westlaw Now Available for a Limited Time!

You read that right. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and thanks to the generosity of Thomson Reuters, the Law Library is pleased to announce remote access to Westlaw is available for a limited time to solo and small firm subscribers! There is absolutely no extra cost for this access. Simply sign up with your email …

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New database in Hein: COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law

A new database has been added to the Law Library’s HeinOnline subscription: COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law According to Hein, this database will allow users to: Find factual information about how COVID-19 has impacted public health, economics, society, and the world Peruse hundreds of Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports,updated regularly …

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A Jury of 12 Men: Jury Duty in the Wake of the 19th Amendment

When the 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18th, 1920, states across the nation found themselves grappling with the implications of this new suffrage. One aspect that was particularly divisive was jury duty. Most states selected their jury pool from those who were eligible to vote, and the question became, “Would women now be counted …

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Friday First District Roundup 8-7-20

Each Friday, we highlight decisions of the First District Court of Appeals in the past week. For question about these cases, contact Vanessa Seeger. Interested in getting these weekly updates sent right to your inbox? Sign up here! State of Ohio v. Lakysha Sager Case #C190417 Quote from Judgment Entry: Defendant-appellant Lakysha Sager appeals the decision of …

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Law Library closed the week of August 3

The Law Library’s physical facility will be closed the remainder of the week of August 3. Please contact Lauren with any questions at lmorrison@cms.hamilton-co.org. Subscribers should please email any reference questions to reference@cms.hamilton-co.org as we are continuing to work remotely.

Mr. Rogers Teaches Civility

A few weeks ago, I was watching a Professional Conduct CLE on civil behavior. One of the speakers suggested that a great rule of thumb for how lawyers should think about conducting themselves was to keep Mr. Rogers in mind regarding how to treat each other with civility. Fortunately, for a little refresher on Mr. …

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Friday First District Roundup 7-24-20

Each Friday, we highlight decisions of the First District Court of Appeals in the past week. For question about these cases, contact Vanessa Seeger. Interested in getting these weekly updates sent right to your inbox? Sign up here! State of Ohio v. James Williams Case #C190382 Quote from Judge Myers’ Opinion: Defendant-appellant James Williams appeals the trial …

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