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The Legal Beagle’s favorite book and that of dog lovers everywhere is Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must Have Book for Your Owner by Mary Randolph (KF390.5 .D6 R36 2005). His favorite movie is about the crime fighting pooch, Underdog! His current hero is Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at the...

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Legal Beagle's Archive for October 2014

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10/31/2014 at 08:39 AM
November 4, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching!  To be in compliance with the state’s Voter ID law, learn more about acceptable forms of ID at the Office of the Secretary of State’s Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2014.  The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda. For those who are interested in current election law issues, the Election Law Blog and Election Law @ Moritz are great resources.  Professor Richard L. Hasen’s  Election Law Blog covers election law...
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10/16/2014 at 04:06 PM
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987.  In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress with such legislation passed annually. Of note, RWU School of Law Professor Emily Sack is a nationally recognized expert on domestic violence. She is the co-author of the casebook Domestic Violence and the Law: Theory and Practice (Reserve, KF9322 .D35...
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10/08/2014 at 08:42 AM
When you use the Internet do you think about how many electronic eyes are watching? Have you thought about how to protect your own and your clients’ information? The easiest place to start is to limit how much information is collected when you search the Internet.  Search engines like DuckDuckGo and ixquick do not collect or share your personal information. They accomplish this by not capturing your IP address, not using cookies, and not recording your search. Also useful is the ability to force websites to use the encrypted web protocol, HTTPS. HTTPS Everywhere, a browser add-on...
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10/01/2014 at 08:00 AM
As the Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 Term begins, a reminder that there are many excellent resources for following the Court’s activities from oral arguments to opinions and consideration of the numerous petitions for certiorari.  Preeminent among them is the Law Library’s digital resource, Bloomberg BNA U.S. Law Week, which offers continual expert in-depth analysis and commentary about the Court.  The authors are attorneys who are stars in their legal field at top law firms. You can sign up for email alerts of newly added content to the U.S. Law Week or subscribe to the new U.S. Law...