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Nebraska Briefs

Posted by George Butterfield on February 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

The Nebraska Briefs collection contains Nebraska Supreme Court and Nebraska Court of Appeals briefs held by the Creighton University Klutznick Law Library / McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Legal Research Center. Beginning with 2007, all briefs in the collection are available in full text. Although full-text is not yet available for pre-2007 briefs, this index [...]

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There is No Constitutional Right to Cite Unpublished Opinions

Posted by Troy Johnson on February 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Attorney Eric Lifschitz brought suit on First Amendment and Due Process grounds, alleging that the rules bar him and other attorneys from petitioning the government by denying the use of unpublished opinions. Click here to see full blog post.

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No Argument: Thomas Keeps 5-Year Silence

Posted by Troy Johnson on February 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

Article in the New York Times about Justice Thomas and his tradition of not asking questions during oral arguments. There is a chart with the article that shows how many questions each Justice typically asks during a case.

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Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals

Posted by George Butterfield on February 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

Abstract:      This document contains information about submitting articles to law reviews and journals, including the methods for submitting an article, any special formatting requirements, how to contact them to request an expedited review, and how to contact them to withdraw an article from consideration. It covers 202 law reviews. The document was fully updated [...]

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Title 51 of the United States Code

Posted by George Butterfield on February 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Check it out here.

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Presidential Signing Statements

Posted by George Butterfield on February 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

There is an interesting website that lists all of the laws from 2001-2011 subjected to Presidential Signing Statements. The laws are categorized by public law number, popular name or short title of the Act, and bill or resolution number. Links are provided to the public law and the signing statement. You can also narrow your [...]

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The Bluebook Blues

Posted by George Butterfield on February 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

The particular faults of the Bluebook . . . place it in the mainstream of American legal thought. Like many of the judicial opinions and law review articles whose citation forms it dictates, the Bluebook is elaborate but not purposive. Form is prescribed for the sake of form, not of function; a large structure is [...]

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