A University of Dayton School of Law torts law lab has students reading case law out loud to each other to gain a better understanding of the meaning of the law contained within.
In response to the Watergate scandal and the Saturday Night Massacre that occurred under the Nixon presidential administration, Congress passed the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, which imposed a number of ethical obligations on government officials and public sector employees.
The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317 (1986), construing that rule would become one of the most important and often cited cases on federal civil procedure. Along with Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, 477 U.S. 242 (1986), and Matsushita Electric Industries Co. v. Zenith Radio Corp., 475 US 574 (1986), Celotex is part of what has come to be known as the 1986 Trilogy setting forth the substantive standards for Rule 56 summary judgments.
One of the most important United States Supreme Court decisions on federalism and the division of governmental power, New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992), is all about garbage, specifically, radioactive waste.