News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Archive for September, 2015

Listen to Your Cases for Class with AudioCase Files


Listen to cases for class on any mobile device with AudioCase Files on the Courtroom View Network. AudioCase Files offers downloadable MP3 files of edited cases that you can listen to on your commute, on your jog, in the shower, or anywhere.

With AudioCase Files you can browse opinions by course or by casebook. To access the resource, start at the Library’s homepage, and click on Courtroom View Network under Quicklinks. From there, click on AudioCase Files and Sign In or Register with your C|M|Law email. AudioCase Files is free to C|M|Law students.


The Sam Sheppard Case Collections Still a Big Hit

The Sam Sheppard Case Collections of materials from 1954-2000 is a very popular online collection from C|M|Law. Since July 1, 2014, 192,919 pages have been viewed, and 27,646 documents were downloaded. People from all 50 states plus District of Columbia accessed the website. Also, people from 102 countries accessed the website. Kudos to C|M|Law Library’s Technical Services for their hard work in making this collection accessible.

Background on the cases and the collection:

In the early morning hours of July 4, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard was bludgeoned to death in her bed. Her husband Sam, a prominent Bay Village doctor, maintained that Marilyn was murdered by a bushy-haired intruder. He stood trial and was convicted for his wife’s murder amidst a media storm.

The media frenzy so tainted his case that the United States Supreme Court released him and ordered a retrial in the decision Sheppard v. Maxwell. At the 1966 retrial, Sheppard was acquitted. He died just a few years later.

In 1999, Sam and Marilyn’s son, Sam Reese Sheppard, unsuccessfully sued the state of Ohio for the wrongful imprisonment of his father. The documents collected and used by the prosecutor’s office in this trial are the basis of the collection.

The Sam Sheppard case materials were donated to the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. The library is busy preparing the entire collection for archiving and viewing by the public upon request. All documents will be available for viewing digitally in The Sheppard Reading Room in November, 2015, pending approval of the Prosecutor’s Office. Most of the physical documents will be available for viewing as well.

2015-2020 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

Health IT LogoThe US DHHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released an updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2015-2020.  The Plan was developed in collaboration with over 35 federal agencies, and “sets a blueprint for the federal partners to implement strategies that will support the nation’s continued development of a responsive and secure health IT and information use infrastructure.”  Over the last four years, federal Health IT efforts have concentrated on assisting hospitals and primary-care doctors to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), and providing Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Programs.  The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan focuses on helping non-primary care doctors to adopt EHRs, as well as helping individuals to access their own health records and encouraging federal agencies (eg, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense) to exchange health data.  For additional information, see the Health IT Strategic Planning page.

This Just In: On Level Terms: 10 Legal Battles That Tested and Shaped Soccer in the Modern Era

onleveltermsOn Level Terms (by Ted Philipakos) takes a look at 10 legal battles in the United States and Europe that have had a lasting influence on the game as we know it today. From the demise of the North American Soccer League and the rise of Major League Soccer in the United States to the prosecution of England captain John Terry for alleged racist conduct and Belgian journeyman Jean Marc Bosman’s quest to gain free agency for players in Europe, this book is the first of its kind.

Loislaw No Longer Available

It is with regret that we wish to inform our patrons that Loislaw has informed us they are no longer offering the service. We have taken the link off our homepage and will update our research guides to reflect this.

Remember though that you still have access to fastcase and other research databases via the library.