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HeinOnline has announced the addition of a new database, The U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library . The database includes documents related to the impeachment of the four affected presidents, and also provides a general overview of impeachment with resources from the Congressional Research Service...
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Ever wonder why the same search across different legal databases can produce results with different relevancy rankings? It's because of the unique algorithms each database uses. In order for researchers to better understand how the databases cultivate their specific algorithms, representatives from...
Since 1970, the Pennsylvania legislature has worked on a project to group all of the Pennsylvania statutes by subject. The project consolidates the laws into Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) titles that are organized by subject. Prior to 1970, all Pennsylvania statutes were...
“[R]ecognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” These words, from the first sentence of the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , embody the spirit of...
President Judge General Court Regulation No. 14 of 2019 rescinds, amends and adopts Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Criminal Court Rules. The changes went into effect December 2, 2019. To take a look, see President Judge General Court Regulation No. 14 of 2019 (clean version begins on p. 57 of...
Today, December 3, 2019, the amendments to Pennsylvania's Telemarketer Registration Act go into effect. Act 73 of 2019 amends the 1996 Act by "further providing for definitions, for unlawful acts and penalties, for blocking of caller identification and other telemarketing screening products or...
Many legal researchers - whether attorneys, law librarians, or self-represented litigants - may have noticed that the Unofficial Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes from Westlaw website was temporarily unavailable this year. Jenkins is happy to spread the news that, thanks to the Pennsylvania...
UPDATE: On November 14th, Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed the Legal Representation in Landlord Tenant Court bill, making Philadelphia the fifth city in the nation to pass such historic legislation. According to a press release from the Philadelphia Bar Association , Chancellor Rochelle...