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

Archive for December, 2021

Law Library to Close Today at Noon Until January 3

The law library will close today December 23 at noon.

The law library will reopen January 3, 2022 at 730am.

Cleveland Opens New Drive-Thru COVID Testing Site

A new COVID-19 testing site at the W.O. Walker Building in University Circle opens today. This is a drive-thru testing site located in the parking garage at 10524 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

The testing site is free and open to everyone. You do not need health insurance to be tested.

Registration is required but an appointment is not needed. The site is open daily this week  from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM except Christmas Day.

Can the President Do Anything They Want in a National Emergency? Probably

A 2019 article by Elizabeth Goitein lays out the alarming scope of a President’s Emergency Powers. Goitein codirects the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty & National Security Program, is a Senior Practitioner Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Center for Effective Government, and is a nationally-recognized expert on presidential emergency powers, government surveillance, and government secrecy.

While there are good arguments for a President to have some extraordinary powers in extraordinary times, the scope and breadth of a President’s powers in an emergency is chilling. It is important for citizens to know about this, especially in light of the insurrection on January 6 and the discussion about the backsliding of democracy in the United States. The author states, “The moment the president declares a ‘national emergency’—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—he is able to set aside many of the legal limits on his authority.”

Goitein takes an exhaustive look at presidential powers throughout history and analyzes statutes and case law on the topic.

Ohio Governor Deploys National Guard to Help Hospitals Battle COVID

Governor Mike DeWine has activated over 1000 members of the Ohio National Guard to assist hospitals being overwhelmed by sick and dying COVID patients. Hospitals across the state are seeing record levels of ICU admissions, and COVID-19 case numbers are the highest they’ve been since a year ago.

Cleveland’s Mayor-elect Justin Bibb stated that more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the City of Cleveland yesterday and around 90% of hospitalized patients are unvaccinated.

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Upcoming Library Hours and Closings

A reminder about the upcoming schedule changes and closures at the law library:

Friday, Dec. 17:  7:30am – 5pm

Saturday, Dec. 18:  Closed

Sunday, Dec. 19:  Closed



Monday, Dec. 20 – Wednesday Dec. 22:  7:30am – 5pm

Thursday Dec. 23: 7:30am – Noon

Friday, Dec. 24 – Sunday, Jan. 2:  Closed