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Is Thanksgiving Day a Recognized Holiday in All Fifty States? Using Fifty-State Surveys to Find the Answer!

Is Thanksgiving Day a statutorily-recognized holiday in the states? While you are likely familiar with the list of federal holidays, you might not know that most states also have their own statutes recognizing state legal holidays. One way to quickly locate these holiday statutes is by utilizing a fifty-state survey. This blog post will walk you through using a variety of databases to locate fifty-state surveys. 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. November 17, 2020 10:00 AM
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New Legal Research Guide: Critical Race Theory and Racial Justice

The UNC Law Library is pleased to announce the creation and publication of a new Critical Race Theory and Racial Justice legal research guide to support student and faculty research on this topic, as well as our Critical Race Lawyering Civil Rights Clinic.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Mon. November 2, 2020 2:00 PM
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COVID-19 and Racial Justice Resources in Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline

Many of the major legal information providers have recently created pages in their databases that collect materials relating to the pandemic and ongoing racial justice protests and issues in the U.S. This post will consider Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and HeinOnline; all four have content addressing these issues, but the presentation and materials may differ.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Fri. October 30, 2020 1:00 PM
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Behind the Buzzword: Reading Guide on Originalism

As you may have heard a thing-or-two about, we’re in the middle of a Supreme Court nomination. In the debate surrounding Amy Coney Barrett, there has been a ton of discussion on how much of an originalist she is. So -- what exactly is an originalist?


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Posted by Andrew J. Wisniewsky on Thu. October 22, 2020 1:00 PM
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Free Online Access to Advance Sheets for NC Reports

Need access to advance sheets for the North Carolina Reports while working or studying from home? Check out digital advance sheets on the North Carolina Courts website.
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Posted by Nicole M. Downing on Thu. October 15, 2020 3:00 PM
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Getting Creative with Field and Segment Searches: Using Advanced Search Options to Research Judges

Considering a clerkship? Preparing for an interview? Read on to learn how the field and segment search options in both Westlaw and Lexis can help you target your searches to identify material that can assist in interview prep!
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. October 13, 2020 3:00 PM
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