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Neil Gorsuch sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Neil Gorsuch, picked by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice at the White House on Monday and was poised to have an instant impact on a court once again dominated by conservatives.

Gorsuch took his judicial oath in a White House Rose Garden ceremony with Trump watching on, filling a vacancy that lingered for nearly 14 months after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. The oath was administered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch worked as a clerk as a young lawyer.

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UMN Libraries’ Umbra Search African American History makes Black history freely available online

The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, is launching Umbra Search African American History, a free and openly available online search tool that facilitates broad access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African American history from more than 1,000 libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions across the United States.

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President Obama’s vast social media archive goes live with 250,000 posts, photos and videos

The White House, in partnership with ArchiveSocial, announced on Thursday that an archive of eight years of Obama social postings have been made available online. The database contains more than 250,000 posts, photos and videos shared by more than 100 official Obama White House social media profiles including the president’s @POTUS Twitter timeline, the official White House Facebook page, and the First Lady’s Instagram feed.

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NEW! Online West’s Study Aids

The Law Library is excited to announce that you now have full access to West’s Online Study Aids.  These include the Acing Series, Black Letter Outlines, Career Guides, Concise Hornbooks, the Exam Pro Series, Flash Cards, Gilbert Law Summaries, High Court Case Summaries, Hornbooks, Law Stories, Legalines, Nutshells, the Short & Happy Guides, the Sum & Substance Series, and the Turning Point series.   You can access them here:  http://0-subscription.westacademic.com.hopac.uchastings.edu/  If you lose this link, you can find it in the library’s Online Databases list (http://libguides.uchastings.edu/az.php) and in the library catalog. 

 

You can search and browse the study aids without creating an account.  If you want to access them in e-book format so you can take notes and add highlights, you will need to create an account by clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top of the homepage.  Please feel free to email the reference librarians at libref@uchastings.edu if you have any questions. 

 

NOTICE OF 6TH FLOOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

May 23 – June 7: Possible Noise in Parts of the Library from 7am to 3pm

The removal of shelving on the 6th floor will begin on Monday morning May 23rd and will continue through June 7th.  Work will be proceed Monday – Friday 7am to 3pm.

It is expected that there will be noise that may impact students studying on the 6th and 5th floors.   Students are encouraged to study on the 4th floor.

Please contact the 4th floor Library Reference Desk or email the librarians at libref@uchastings.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Merrick Garland Is Named As President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland is President Obama’s pick to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The president officially named Garland as a Supreme Court nominee Wednesday as they stood before the media and a large gathering of attendees in the Rose Garden at the White House. Read article on NPR