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After Branch Kills Baby, New Yorkers Look Skyward

Posted by Troy Johnson on June 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

Was the weekend accident, which also seriously hurt the baby’s mother, just a freak occurrence? Or was it the result of negligence? Full story at NPR

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Roberts Put His Stamp on Supreme Court in Latest Term

Posted by Troy Johnson on June 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

Last June, the Supreme Court term ended with restraint and a cliffhanger, as the court left the Voting Rights Act intact and ordered re-argument in Citizens United, the big campaign finance case. A year later, the profile of the court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is fundamentally changed. Judicial minimalism is gone, [...]

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Duplicate U.S.C. Sections

Posted by George Butterfield on June 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Legal Informatics Blog recently pointed out a section in the United States Code that has been duplicated. 28 U.S.C. section 1932 has two entries on different subjects. This error is compounded by the fact that Title 28 has been enacted into positive law. Read the full article and check out the links here.

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Lost Laws

Posted by George Butterfield on June 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

Lost Laws: What We Can’t Find in the United States Code. This article by Will Tress, Assistant Professor and Law Library Director, at the University of Baltimore School of Law, can be found here.

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Justices Reinstate Settlement With Freelance Writers

Posted by Troy Johnson on June 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated an $18 million settlement between publishers and freelance writers in a copyright case about work included in online databases. The Supreme Court was unanimous in its decision, which overturned an appeals court ruling that threw out the settlement. The publishers had appealed to the high court in an effort to [...]

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