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With a Supreme Court nominee in the news, there's lots of talk about how a reconfigured court will treat precedent. Professor Kent Streseman provides some historical context about judicial overrulings with respect to personnel changes on the bench in his latest Appellate Advocacy Blog post, "The Supreme Court & Stare Decisis: What Difference Can One Justice Make?"
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If you missed the great discussion of recent Supreme Court decisions with Dahlia Lithwick and Geoffrey Stone this week, you can find the full video, a social recap and photos on the CK Now Blog here:
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"Songwriting shouldn't be like walking blindfolded through a copyright minefield," says Professor Ed Lee in an op-ed for Billboard that argues musicians should invoke 'fair use' as a defense in copyright infringement suits.
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Join us on August 9 for Block(Legal)Tech, a one-day conference focused on the evolving regulatory and legal issues in the #blockchain and #cryptocurrency space. The event is free, but admission is limited to the first 600 ticketholders. CLE credit available. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/2LxfdVU.
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The Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration kicks off today here in Chicago, and you can learn about the history of and Chicago connection to the games in a Chicago magazine story about Chicago-Kent alumna and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke '83, who co-founded the program. http://bit.ly/2mqkUtW
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For student leaders looking forward to the next year, our library offers a range of services for student organizations, from website hosting and journal archives to personal headshots and event photography.

Not sure what you will need? Find contact information in the library blog post:
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Congratulations also to Lydia Sharp '16 (right), who was awarded the 2018 Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship from the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation yesterday. Lydia is pictured with Dean Harold Krent (left) and awards luncheon co-chair Paul Stephens. (2/2)
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Congratulations to Dean Harold Krent, recipient of the 2018 Leonard Jay Schrager Award for Excellence from the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation! Dean Krent was recognized July 12 for his leadership in a succession of public interest initiatives. More: http://bit.ly/2zF0mqY (1/2)
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News from the bench: Alumna and Illinois Appellate Court Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs '88 will be installed as chair of the Illinois Judicial Council for 2018-19 on August 30. Congratulations, Cynthia! Find out more at http://bit.ly/2zxLJpd.
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Word of the Day: Bowdlerize
Learn the history of this unique form of censorship on the library blog, which began with a man who wanted to make Shakespeare “fit for the perusal of our virtuous females.”
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