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Law Library Closed on Monday, September 7

The Pritzker Legal Research Center will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. It will reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday, September 8. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Fall semester hours to begin on Sunday, August 30

The Law Library’s fall semester hours will be in effect August 30-December 2: Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-11pm Friday: 7:30am-8pm Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: 9am-11pm In observance of University holidays, the Law Library will be closed on: Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) Thursday, November

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Law Library Closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4

The Pritzker Legal Research Center will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. We will reopen at 9:00am on Monday, July 6. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Law Library Closed Monday, May 25, 2015

The Pritzker Legal Research Center will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, 2015. We will reopen at 9:00am on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Thank you!

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Finding the President’s Annual “Turkey Pardon” Remarks

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the “turkey pardon,” an event in which the President ceremoniously spares a turkey from consumption.  Although the tradition has been attributed to Presidents ranging from Lincoln to Reagan, the first President to implement the

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Veterans Day

Did you know that Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day? An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to

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Happy Constitution Day!

In honor of it being Constitution Day, here are some facts about the 1787 Philadelphia convention, the ratification of the Constitution, and the supreme law of our land itself (and its amendments), courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Labor Day: Did You Know?

In honor of Labor Day, did you know … History of the Labor Day (via the U.S. Dept. of Labor) An Early Film from a 1904 Labor Day parade in Massachusetts, made by Thomas Edison, is available via the Library of

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