Saturday, November 29, 2008

India: Legal Research Guide

News this week about India's tragic terrorist attacks reminded us that India is increasingly important as an international business and financial center. India is also an important part of the global legal community with a system rooted in our own English common law tradition. For law students, a great starting point for information and research help on India is "A Guide to India's Legal Research and Legal System," prepared by the Chief Librarian at the Supreme Court of India and just published in October 2008 by Globalex. Globalex, an online publication of the Hauser Global Law School Program of New York University, is dedicated to foreign and international legal research and offers expert guides for many countries and for topics of interest in international and comparative law.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Deane Law Library will operate under the following schedule:

  • Wednesday, November 26: 7AM – 8PM
  • Thursday, November 27 - Friday, November 28: CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 29: Extended hours resume

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How Congress Works: Resources from the House of Representatives Committee on Rules

Think you know how Congress works? Well, take a look at the How Congress Works site hosted by the U.S. House Committee on Rules for a complete overview of rules and procedures. Aside from links to rules, definitions, etc., there are CRS reports on legislative research and another on tracking current federal legislation and regulations.

This is an excellent reference site when engaged in any aspect of federal legislative research.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, November 24, 2008

The pardoning of the turkey

It's not too late to cast your vote for the the National Thanksgiving Turkey. The lucky turkeys (the National turkey and an alternate) will be flown to Disneyland and to spend the rest of their lives in leisure.

If you are interested in statistics on clemency actions, such as pardons, the Department of Justice has a web page with statistical tables of clemency actions by administration.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat