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Archive for August, 2021


U.S. Supreme Court Blocks CDC Eviction Moratorium

image of final notice inside mailboxThe U.S. Supreme Court recently granted an application by the Alabama Association of Realtors, et al. to vacate stay of the judgment by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that vacated the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) Eviction Moratorium order.  The CDC originally issued an order “under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act” (codified at 42 U.S.C. § 264) “to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19,” effective 9/4/2020 through 12/31/2020. [See 85 Fed. Reg. 55,292.]  On 12/27/2020, the U.S. Congress extended the CDC order through 1/31/2021. [See Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub. L. No. 116-260, Title V, Subtitle A, §502 (1/3/2020).]  The CDC continued to extend the Eviction Moratorium order through 3/31/2021, 6/30/2021, and 7/31/2021, then issued a new temporary order on 8/3/2021 to be effective through 10/3/2021. [See 86 Fed. Reg. 8,020, 86 Fed. Reg. 16,731, 86 Fed. Reg. 34,010, and 86 Fed. Reg. 43,244.]  The 8/26/2021 U.S. Supreme Court per curiam opinion states “our system does not permit agencies to act unlawfully even in pursuit of desirable ends,” and “if a federally imposed eviction moratorium is to continue, Congress must specifically authorize it.”  Information for affected tenants is available on the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ohio Legal Help websites.

Black’s Law Dictionary Available on Westlaw

Black’s Law Dictionary, founded by Henry Campbell Black, is the preeminent law dictionary in the United States.

The first edition of Black’s was published in 1891. Up to the 6th edition, Black’s gave case citations for the term cited. The 8th edition introduced a unique system of perpetually updated case citations and cross-references to legal encyclopedias. The 9th edition was published in 2009 and the 10th will be coming out this month.  To find current or past editions of Black’s, consult the Law Library’s catalog. You can also access Black’s on Westlaw.

Yoga in the Quiet Room, Tuesday 8/31, 12:00-12:30p

Yoga in the Quiet Room

Located in the Learning Commons in the Library

Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 12:00-12:30p

This class is for all levels, beginners welcome!

Yoga mats not provided.

Westlaw and Lexis Offer 24/7 Research and Technical Support

When the law library is closed or the reference librarians are not on duty, remember that Westlaw and Lexis offer 24/7 customer support. Both services are staffed with representatives with JDs from US law schools.

Lexis: 800-45-LEXIS

Westlaw: 800-733-2889

1L Success – Fitting In and Getting Ahead

Welcome to law school – we’re glad you’re here. In addition to study aids, the law library has plenty of materials to help you get off on the right track in law school. Here are some suggestions from our collection –

  • The Guide to Belonging in Law School [Find it]
  • Expert Learning for Law Students [Find it]
  • 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School [Find it]
  • The ABCs of Law School: Diary of a First Year Student [Find it]
  • First-Year Law School Success: The Ultimate and Essential Guide for Every 1L [Find it]
  • How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School [Find it]

Find more 1L success resources in the C|M|LAW Students’ Library & Academic Success Guide. If you need help finding any library materials, just contact us.