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Library Article Updated On: December 30, 2014, 3:24 pm MST

The Library will be closed January 1 and 2 for the New Year Holiday. We reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015.

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Library Article Updated On: December 29, 2014, 9:26 am MST

We know you’re inundated with year-end best books of the year lists–hence our annual tradition in which we reach out to top critics to try to come to some kind of consensus on the best books of the year. We also incorporate lists from some other publications (like the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, AV Club, Slate, and the Chicago Tribune) to come up with our final tally. Read the list here.

 

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Library Article Updated On: December 22, 2014, 10:32 am MST

On December 18, 1944, the Supreme Court announced one of its most controversial decisions ever. The Korematsu decision is still controversial, since it allowed the federal government to detain a person based on their race during a wartime situation. Read full article here.

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Library Article Updated On: November 3, 2014, 9:28 am MST

One word on a boy’s passport years ago has led to a big-time showdown involving all three branches of the federal government on Monday, as the Supreme Court referees a dispute over Israel between Congress and two Presidents. Read more here.

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Library Article Updated On: October 29, 2014, 10:36 am MDT

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 17 states already have state constitutional guarantees that protect the right to hunt and fish. In addition, two states, California and Rhode Island, have constitutional provisions that protect fishing, and not hunting.

Now, voters in Alabama and Mississippi voters will cast ballots to expand protections of a constitutional right to hunt and fish next week

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