The library's blog featuring legal resources, news, and updates on Texas law.
Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions from CDC Order
November 17, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an agency order at the beginning of September that halts residential evictions for tenants in certain situations through the end of December 2020. We've provided an overview of this order on the Eviction page of our COVID-19 research guide, including information on who it protects and how it can be used to stop an eviction along with forms and other resources.
Can I be fired for voting for a particular candidate? Am I entitled to paid time off to vote on Election Day?
November 3, 2020
Complimentary Access to Lexis Advance
November 2, 2020
Happy Halloween from SLL!
October 27, 2020
National Estate Planning Awareness Week: Powers of Attorney
October 23, 2020
National Estate Planning Awareness Week: Living Wills
October 22, 2020
National Estate Planning Awareness Week: Creating a Will
October 19, 2020
Annotating the News: The Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS Hearings
October 15, 2020
Early Voting Begins Today, October 13th!
October 13, 2020
Last Day to Register to Vote in the November 3rd Election!
October 5, 2020
Absentee Voting & Voting By Mail: A Quick Legal Introduction
October 1, 2020
Interest in voting by mail has increased in 2020 due to concerns about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the practice actually dates back to the American Revolution. This Spotlight post takes a look at the history of absentee voting and voting by mail as well as modern efforts to increase access to vote-by-mail procedures.
National Voter Registration Day
September 22, 2020
It's National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? Voters must be registered by October 5th in order to vote in the November 3rd election, so read on for information on how to check your voter registration status, register to vote, finding polling places, and other resources for voting in Texas.
CDC Order Provides Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions
September 16, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issued an agency order at the beginning of September that halts residential evictions for tenants in certain situations through the end of December 2020. We've provided an overview of this order on the Eviction page of our COVID-19 research guide, including information on who it protects and how it can be used to stop an eviction along with forms and other resources.
Reference Roundup: Marriage in the Time of COVID-19
September 15, 2020
We've received a lot of marriage-related questions from Texans looking for information during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we thought we'd cover some of the basics in one spot. Read on for answers to questions about Zoom wedding ceremonies, name changes, registering as an officiant, and more!
Complimentary Access to Lexis Advance!
September 15, 2020
Take advantage of temporary remote access to Lexis Advance! Procedures for accessing Lexis Advance have changed, so please review these changes and let us know if you have any questions.
New Addition to the Digital Collection: Race & the Law
September 9, 2020
We're announcing the addition of Race & the Law, a new list of newly purchased titles within the Constitutional Law and Civil Rights category of the library's Digital Collection! This list features e-book titles that focus on a variety of aspects of race in the United States: strategies for racial justice, a look at racial bias and prejudice within the legal system, the history of racial inequity in the United States, and more. Here are a few highlights from our new list:
The Texas Ratification of the 19th Amendment
August 25, 2020
Last week we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which extended the right to vote to women in America. This week we'll take a closer look at Texas's role in the ratification process. Follow Texas’s journey to the ratification of the 19th Amendment with this selection of resources available online and in SLL’s collection.
Happy 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment!
August 18, 2020
Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the journey of voters’ rights activists in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Here’s a selection of commemorative resources available online and in SLL’s collection that offer a closer look at the fight for women’s suffrage.
COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law from HeinOnline
August 12, 2020
The Americans with Disabilities Act: The ADA at 30 Years
July 27, 2020
Reference Roundup: Masks and the Law
July 15, 2020
Library Website Fully Restored
July 15, 2020
June 25, 2020
We've received a *lot* of questions recently on whether or not a person can legally carry a handgun while wearing a mask, and we've added a legal FAQ to address this question directly.
Happy Juneteenth! A Brief Legal Background
June 18, 2020
State Law Library's Commitment to Increasing Access to Justice in Texas
June 17, 2020