Starting on Monday, October 16th, there will be a trivia question about the Supreme Court in the library display case.
Everyone who answers each question correctly will have their name put into a drawing to win a $10 Starbucks card at the end of each week.
There will be one drawing for the next two weeks, with a bonus drawing at the end of the month. Winners announced on the Friday of each week.
See Trivia Info Sheet for important details such as display location, dates, and other requirements (for CSOL students only)!
During the school’s Fall Break, the library will be open its usual operating hours.
Today ends Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. When someone challenges a book, they are seeking to restrict or remove it from a library or curriculum. If a challenge to a book succeeds, it’s removed and banned. Banning a book restricts access of information to its readers. Because of this, many cases challenging books have arguments based on the First Amendment. Find a list of notable First Amendment cases on challenged and banned books here. Most of the challenges are not successful because of people who oppose the suppression of access to information, such as librarians and teachers. For an exhaustive list of frequently challenged books, check this out.
The South Carolina Lawyers Weekly compiled a list of important court opinions from South Carolina for the third quarter of 2017. The South Carolina Lawyers Weekly is available to students, faculty, and staff here. For alumni, the library subscribes to the print version, which will be available to view in the library within the next week. For direct access to the article, click here.
The Barrister will continue to do the weekly South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals summaries within the next week. Stay tuned!