International Women’s Day

If you are interested in the topic of women and the law, the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries have a variety of resources that you may want to check out.  These include books such as Women and the Law Stories, which highlights cases addressing sex discrimination, working conditions, and reproductive rights, among others.  You may also want to explore articles on HeinOnline from journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender and the Women Lawyers Journal.  Lastly, in honor of International Women’s Day, many blogs are also posting interesting stories, such as the Library of Congress’ global history of women’s voting rights.

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Super Tuesday and Election Law Resources

As you may know, yesterday was Super Tuesday, in which many states held primary presidential elections and caucuses.  If you are curious about the election, or about election law in general, the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries have several resources that may help.  For instance, the books The law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process and Election Law in a Nutshell each provide useful overviews of the topic.  For more information pertaining to the current election, you may also want to check out newspapers such as the Boston Globe, the New York Times, or the Wall Street Journal, all of which are available in the Law Libraries.  Looking for more?  Just ask a reference librarian!

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FBI Error Locked San Bernardino Attacker’s iPhone

In the ongoing legal battle between Apple and the F.B.I. over whether Apple must provide the F.B.I. with the technical help necessary to unlock the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone, it has come to light that the F.B.I. caused the phone to be locked in the first place, by demanding county officials reset the iCloud password (Mr. Farook was employed as an environmental health specialist by San Bernardino county, which owns the iPhone Mr. Farook used). Apple suggests that had the F.B.I. followed their initial suggestion, to connect the phone to a known wireless network and see if the data could be downloaded, rather than having county officials  reset the iCloud password, the F.B.I. would not be in their present predicament. You can read more about it here and sign up for complimentary access to the New York Times through our group pass here.

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EEOC takes up anti-gay discrimination in employment FINALLY under Gender Discrimination Laws.

In a move, long awaited by the LGBTQ community, the EEOC has finally challenged employers who discriminate against the community’s members under the Nation’s gender bias laws.

Read the full story here on Law 360, one of the several great sources we have available at the Library for keeping you current:

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Certification Class: Court Documents

When a case is filed in any court a docket is created.  This allows the court to track all activity with this case.  What if your boss askes you “What is happening in that 1st circuit case?”  Figure it out from the docket.  She asks “Can you find me the complaint in that copyright case that was filed in the Southern District of New York?”  Learn how to identify the docket number and use the tools necessary to find the court documents for most courts.

Monday Feb. 29th @ 1pm in Rm 335
Thursday March 2nd @ 1pm in Rm 335

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Certification Class: Business Research

Competitive Intelligence 2Do you know if your corporate client has ever filed for bankruptcy? Come learn how to find company and industry information, including financials, consumer demographics, and how to use NAICS codes. Students will also be introduced to common online sources used for this research.

This class will be offered on Wednesday, February 24th, from 1PM-2PM and 2:15PM-3:15PM. Register for this and other classes at http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification/register

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