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Observe Freedom of Information Day on Monday, March 16th by acknowledging your right to public information. Freedom of Information Day is celebrated each year on or around March 16th, the birthday of James Madison , the fourth President of the United States. Madison is recognized as the Father of...
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Primary voting season is underway! The Pennsylvania primary is April 28, and to help you prepare for the primary election, the Commonwealth has created a voting guide with helpful tips and date reminders. Are you registered to vote? If you don't know, you can check on the Pennsylvania Department of...
Each resource in the Jenkins' Catalog is assigned a specific location noting where the item can be found. If you are unfamilar with the new library space or our catalog, this quick guide will help you find the location of most of our library resources. General Collection - Located on the North side...
Have a case where you need to find an older version of the Building Code for Philadelphia? We can help. The Philadelphia Code (hereafter referred to as the Code) was first published in 1956. The Building Code was codified at Title 4. At this time, a researcher only needed to consult Title 4 to see...
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It is once again leap year, that magical, mystical time that adds an additional day to February every four years*. Though the practice of adding an extra day keeps "the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year or seasonal year" ( Wikipedia ), it also has the potential to cause havoc in...
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On February 17th, the American Bar Association passed Resolution 115 , a resolution intended to encourage U.S. jurisdictions to provide greater access to effective civil legal services for low and middle income Americans. The Report to the House of Delegates , in support of the resolution, found...
When discussing an episode of ABC’s television comedy Black-ish that she directed last year, actress and producer Tracee Ellis Ross commented on the way the episode, entitled “Black History Month,” was intended to elevate African American leaders in history beyond the typical few stories that are...
Have a reference to an article that you need to find? Here is a checklist of resources available remotely on your desktop through Jenkins that could be helpful: GeneralOnefile - Contains more than 8,700 full text titles including newspapers and periodicals on a wide range of topics: business,...
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In 2018, the gambling industry saw a dramatic change when the Supreme Court decided in consolidated cases, Murphy v. NCAA and New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. v. NCAA , that the Professional and Amatuer Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PAPSA) was unconstitutional. The decision “...
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With primary season kicking off in Iowa last week, we thought it would be timely to highlight one of our newly acquired books at Jenkins, entitled America Votes! Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights , Fourth Edition, edited by Benjamin E. Griffith and John Hardin Young. America Votes...