Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sotomayor's Student Days

Law students and faculty might gain some special insight in to the personality and background of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor by taking a look at some events and writings from her student days at Princeton University and Yale Law School. Check out Princeton's press release with a link to images and documents chronicling her undergraduate interests and achievements.
Yale Law School's announcement links to a special Law Journal page and her student Note published in the Yale Law Journal, "Statehood and the Equal Footing Doctrine: The Case for Puerto Rican Seabed Rights."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Ever-Changing Art On The White House’s Walls

The art that has decorated the White House since its inception has undergone some interesting mutations during that time. Click here for an overview of variations in presidential taste in decorative paintings, from George Washington’s time to the present.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes Legislative Library

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) is an agency of the United Nations established to assist Member States with issues concerning illicit drugs and international crime. UNODC’s online legislation legal library provides full text of drug control laws and regulations adopted by countries in support of international drug control treaties. It includes legislation adopted since 1948.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

YouTube - U.S. Government's channel

The U.S. government has aggregated channels and videos from across departments and agencies onto one site, YouTube - The U.S. Government Channel. Channels and playlists are organized by topics such as White House, NASA, etc. (channels) or "Defense and International" or "Money and Taxes" (playlists).

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, June 01, 2009

Legal Ethics and Facebook

The Legal Ethics forum has an interesting post on lawyers, litigation and Facebook. The "friending" of adverse witnesses or lawyers in pending litigation have apparently become problematic issues. I'm guessing that we'll soon see much more discussion about professional misconduct and the use of Facebook (and other social networking sites) by lawyers.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat