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Just in: Blood at the Root

Forsyth County, Georgia, was home to a large African-American community. Then came the race-based terrorism.

In September of 1912, three black laborers were accused of raping and murdering a white girl. One man was dragged from a jail cell and lynched on the town square and two teenagers were hanged after a one-day trial. Next the real campaign of terrorism began, eventually driving all 1,098 black citizens out of the county. The charred ruins of homes and churches disappeared into the weeds, and history—but not forever.

National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth’s story of “homegrown terror” a hundred years ago and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth “all white” until the 1990s.

This Just In: An Introduction to Health Law Litigation

An Introduction to Health Law Litigation Based on Contracts and Government Claims (in our new arrivals section on the first floor in the law library), is a topical and timely selection for our patrons.  Aaron Krauss, the editor (and also author of the chapter on Partnership and Closely Held Corporation Disputes), is a member of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor‘s Health Care practice.  Each chapter can be looked at as a standalone primer on the issue covered.  Advice and strategies when facing litigation in each area are also covered.



Topics covered not already mentioned above include:

  • The pros and cons of litigation versus arbitration
  • Antitrust claims
  • Issues surrounding the licensing of healthcare facilities
  • Real estate claims
  • Privacy and cybersecurity claims
  • Intellectual property claims
  • Medicare and Medicaid audits
  • Employment law issues facing healthcare companies
  • The False Claims Act and qui tam actions
  • Narrow networks
  • Restrictive covenants and trade secrets

This Just In: Religion and Law in Public Schools

Religion and Law in Public Schools published by Cleveland State University Partner Education Law Association is a timely and thorough publication on the topic.  One of the editors of the publication is Cleveland State’s (CSU) own Professor Ralph Mawdsley.  Professor Mawdsley is a Professor of both Law and Education at CSU.

27 authors, all leading scholars on religion and education contributed articles, and discussion questions to this book concerning religion in public primary/secondary schools and universities.  The book deals with the background of religion and schooling, the development of legal precedent, as well as contemporary and future issues of educational administration in the current Presidential Administration and beyond.

Religion and Law in Public Schools is available in our New Arrivals section on the first floor of the law library near the circulation desk.  Ask any library staff member for help finding this book or others on the topic.

This Just In: Subject Compilations of State Laws 2015-2015

The Subject Compilations of State Laws 2015-2016 is an annual publication first published in 1982 with coverage going back to 1960, for identifying thousands of articles, books, government and loose-leaf publications, court opinions, and websites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects.

The Subject Compilations of State Laws is also available via HeinOnline. The electronic version goes back to 1960.

This Just In: Opiate Summit (OSBA Reference Manual)

A recent NBC News article covers the opioid epidemic in Montgomery County, Ohio (location of Dayton).  The county holds the dubious distinction of having the most overdoses per capita in the United States, with the county on pace to have 800 overdose deaths this year.  The sobering reality is that many other parts of Ohio are hit almost as hard by this crisis.  This makes our This Just In selection Opiate Summit from the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), a timely and needed addition to our collection.  This document is the reference manual from a five hour CLE session held this past March by OSBA.

The CLE consisted of presentations by panelists from the Ohio Legislature, as well as Ohio and national drug court administrators and judges.  The reference manual has information on current and proposed legislation in this area, medical information related to opiate use and addiction, statistical information, a detailed bibliography of the above along with information on the operations and contact information of drug courts in Ohio and nationally.