Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lawsuit Over Fish Pedicures Reaches Arizona Court

Yes, you read the headline correctly: fish pedicures. To learn more than you perhaps ever wanted to know on this subject, and how it could possibly be the basis for litigation, click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

FWIW: Pres. Obama's birth certificate - the long form

The long form of Pres. Obama's birth certificate was released today. View the certificate and read the story at CNN.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group is releasing the results of its fourth annual analysis of link rot among the original URLs for law- and policy-related materials published to the Web and archived by the Chesapeake Group.

The analysis also explores the prevalence of link rot among top-level domains. A detailed summary of the study is available at

For this study, the term "link rot" is used to describe a URL that no longer provides direct access to files matching the content originally harvested from the URL and currently preserved in the Chesapeake Group's digital archive. In some instances, a 404 or "not found" message indicates link rot at a URL. In other cases, the URL may direct to a site hosted by the original publishing organization or entity, but the specific resource has been removed or relocated from the original or previous URL.
Hat tip to Sara Sampson.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 25, 2011

Study Break: NFL and DOMA litigation

Today in major federal litigation, the NFL lockout may be over. Maybe? A stay of that ruling may be imminent.

Also, former solicitor general Paul Clement's determination to continue to be involved in the on-going DOMA litigation has been a major legal news story today.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat