John Cannan

John Cannan

John Cannan is a research and instructional services librarian at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland, School of Law and practiced historic preservation and land use law in Baltimore. After obtaining his MLS from the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Science, he was assistant law librarian at the Montgomery County (MD) Circuit Court Law Library and then a legal information analyst with the Law Library of Congress. His previous work in legislative history was cited in King v. Burwell, 135 S. Ct. 2480, 2492 (U.S. 2015).


Posts by John Cannan


Not Here to Start Trouble: Court Rules Documentary’s Use of Super Bowl Shuffle Was Fair Use

The Eighties are in! A contagious wave of nostalgia has infected popular culture with period TV series, from shows like Stranger Things to rebirths and reboots of …
By John Cannan
4 months ago 0

A Legislative History of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Legislative history is, of course, the compilation of the legislative process’ source documents—committee reports, hearing transcripts, bills and floor debate—to understand the Congressional intent behind …
By John Cannan
3 years ago 1