Mar 29
4:34 PM

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Health Care Reform

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the landmark 2010 health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  On March 26th (Anti-Injunction Act), March 27th (Individual Mandate), and March 28th (Severability & Medicaid) the court heard arguments from attorneys on both sides.  You can listen or read the oral arguments yourself on the Supreme Court’s website. [MF]

Mar 22
5:20 PM

USD Event: Trans-Border Institute Border Film Week

Monday, March 26 – Thursday, March 29
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium

Next week in conjunction with Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana, TBI will be presenting four films that address different issues relating to the U.S.-Mexican border.  Law students may especially be interested in Presunto Culpable (Presumed Guilty), a 2008 documentary made by two young Mexican attorneys who are attempting to exonerate a man who has been wrongly accused. Through the process, the directors, Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith, expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes the accused as a guilty until proven innocent.

Showtime: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5 p.m., Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium

RSVP to  Click here for more detailed information about this film and other events taking place throughout the week. [MF]

Mar 13
2:37 PM

Lord’s Resistance Army and the Congressional Record

Sometimes we need to be reminded that hot topics are often discussed in Congress.  The viral YouTube video – Kony 2012 has sparked a lot of social debate.  It may be surprising to find that the Congressional Record has a number of hearings and legislative documents regarding the Lords Resistance Army and Jospeh Kony.  Chat with your friendly reference librarian for more details regarding Congressional documents on: