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Professor’s Tweet Cited in Brief

Posted by George Butterfield on September 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

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The Woman From the Sky

Posted by George Butterfield on September 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Mexican drug kingpin was shackled to the railing of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter cruising up the coast of Baja California when he saw a curious sight: A hovering helicopter lowering somebody by rope onto the deck of a nearby boat. The dangling person in the green flight suit was Laura Duffy, a federal [...]

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Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View

Posted by George Butterfield on September 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View is a new book by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. From the Amazon book description: The Supreme Court is one of the most extraordinary institutions in our system of government. Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the nine unelected justices of the Court have the awesome [...]

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Global Legal Monitor (GLM)

Posted by George Butterfield on September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can find previous news by searching the GLM. Access the GLM here.

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The Inter-American System of Human Rights: A Research Guide

Posted by George Butterfield on September 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

The objective of this guide is to provide the researcher with a brief understanding of the historical development of the Inter-American system of human rights and of its resulting complexity. It is not purported to comment extensively on the Inter-American case law; rather it discusses the most salient institutional features of the system and it [...]

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Juror Kicked Off, Fined, and Assigned an Essay

Posted by George Butterfield on September 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

You have to admire the punishment that Judge Diane Druzinski handed down to a juror that updated her Facebook status to say that it was “gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re GUILTY.” Apparently, Judge Druzinski doesn’t like it when a juror posts a verdict on a case that was STILL BEING TRIED. The [...]

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