Category Archives: U.S. Federal – Judicial Branch

Thanks to Katherine Lowry, Ramon Barajas and Rachel Gordon

I would like to thank … Katherine Lowry, Reference Librarian at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, for letting me know about the broken link to Lauren Schroeder’s Researching Oil & Gas Law: A Legal Research Guide in the Energy entry; Ramon … Continue reading

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The Restyled Federal Rules of Evidence

I got a nifty booklet in the mail comparing the current Federal Rules of Evidence to the “restyled” rules that go into effect on December 1st.   The “restyling” is supposed to make the Rules easier to understand without changing the … Continue reading

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Federal Rules in eBook Format

Another quickie:  I added the Legal Information Institute’s Federal Rules eBooks to the Federal Procedure Rules, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence entries.

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SCOTUSblog rocks for cert. petitions, briefs, etc.

The SCOTUSblog makes it easy to find U.S. Supreme Court cert. petitions and briefs for pending cases, plus the Archives go back to 2007.   Added to the United States Supreme Court entry, with thanks to Goldstein & Russell, P.C. for … Continue reading

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New name and more uses for Lexis/ProQuest Congressional

I changed “Lexis Congressional” to “ProQuest Congressional” to reflect the new name in the Federal Legislative History, Congressional Record and Congressional Reports entries.  I also added ProQuest Congressional to the Federal Register entry (covering 1977 to present) and to the  “Historical Editions” … Continue reading

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Best free Circuit Court opinion search

I added Google Scholar to the entries for all the U.S. Circuit Courts.   Google Scholar has Circuit Court opinions back to the 1920s and wickedly powerful relevancy searching.   It’s my go-to source for free Federal case law.

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Inter-American Conventions on Letters Rogatory

While any change to the Letters Rogatory entry is exciting, today I added in the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and the Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory.  The conventions make it easier for a party in one country to … Continue reading

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