“On August 28, 2003, the Supreme
Court of Alabama removed a monument of the Biblical Ten Commandments from its
courthouse rotunda. The monument had been installed on the orders of Chief
Justice Roy Moore, triggering a federal lawsuit. In Glassroth v. Moore,
the federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ordered Moore to
remove the monument. This decision was upheld on appeal
to the Eleventh Circuit”.
“Womenomics” In Japan: In Brief, is a recent CRS report by
Emma Chanlett-Avery, Specialist in Asian Affairs, and Rebecca M. Nelson Specialist
in International Trade and Finance.The
Report discusses Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s strategy to grow Japan’s economy
and eliminate deflation.“One of Abe’s
planned structural reforms is a strategy to persuade Japanese women to join the
workforce, to remain in the workforce after they have children, and to advance
higher on the career ladder.”
The new school year has started and it is a good time to gather study aids. One of the best, and free, online study aid is the www.cali.org website. "The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, also known as CALI, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of mostly US law schools. In keeping with its Mission Statement, CALI conducts applied research and development in the area of computer-mediated legal education. The organization is best known in law schools for CALI Lessons, online interactive tutorials in legal subjects..." Read more about it here. The CALI website has online lessons in 1L and 2L/3L subjects, e-books and e-casebooks. "Law School Materials for Success, written by Dean Barbara Glesner Fines, is an book and podcast series filled with tips and tricks to make the law school experience as painless as possible." It is available on the CALI website here. If you have not signed up for your free CALI username and password, please come to the Hofstra Law Library reference desk and ask for the Hofstra school code.
From the Announcement - A Brief Summary of Changes:
Provisions relating to voting and elections are being transferred from
titles 2 and 42 into a new Title 52, Voting and Elections. The transfers
are necessary and desirable to create a well organized, coherent
structure for this body of law and to improve the overall organization
of the United States Code. No statutory text is altered. The provisions
are merely being relocated from one place to another in the Code.
The decision to transfer provisions in the United States Code is taken
very seriously. After careful study, the Office of the Law Revision
Counsel has concluded that certain organizational deficiencies in the
Code must be corrected. The short-term inconvenience of adjusting to new
Code citations is greatly outweighed by the benefit of making much
needed long-term improvements in the organizational structure of the
For the online version of the United States Code, the transfers will
occur on September 1, 2014, after which the new Code citations should be
used. For the printed version of the Code, the transfers will occur
effective with supplement II of the 2012 edition.
HeinOnline recently published a new library entitled "Pentagon Papers." This new library provides a digital version of the "Pentagon Papers" which are a series of reports about the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The collection can be browsed by title or keyword search. To access HeinOnline Pentagon Papers click here.
Whether you're studying a new subject this semester or have a job or internship expecting you to work with an unfamiliar area of law, there is often nothing more helpful than a good treatise on the subject. Legal treatises present an organized, detailed explanation of a specific area of the law (such as torts, immigration law, or evidence), generally written by an expert or authority in the field.
To find reliable and outstanding treatises on many legal subjects, try these tools:
- Recommended Legal Treatises: Key Treatises by Subject Area - a Hofstra Law Library research guide listing selected treatises by subject, with a direct link to the library catalog record for each treatise and information about its location and whether it can be found on Lexis, Westlaw, or other online database. Printed copies of this guide can be found in the handout rack next to the Law Library Reference Desk.
According to its Web
Great Outdoors (AGO) is an
initiative to develop a 21st century approach to conservation and outdoor
recreation. AGO brings together many federal agencies to work together with
state and local partners across the country.” Under the auspices of the
Department of the Interior, the AGO site also contains a document
library where you can read
more about specific aspects of the initiative.
One of HeinOnline's newer collections is State Statues: A Historical Archive. This collection includes more than 2,000 volumes and more than 2,000,000 pages of historical superseded state statutes. The collection does not provide access to current state statutes.
The collection can be browsed or searched by State, Publication Title and Date.
(a.k.a. - legal stuff I have to say on advice of counsel)
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