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Trying to search Pennsylvania case law while you are working remotely? Jenkins has several resources that may be helpful. For Pennsylvania appellate court cases, take a look at Fastcase . Generally, Fastcase has case law from all 50 states going back at least as far as 1950. Many states, including...
The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 opinion on April 27, 2020 in the case Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. The case considered whether annotations that summarize and provide further context to the law are copyrightable, particularly when the annotated version of the law is the official code. The...
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HeinOnline recently unveiled some exciting updates for our members. The database History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III was added to our subscription and the Criminal Justice & Criminology database underwent a complete reorganization and revision. Continue...
Happy Law Day! Celebrated on May 1 each year, Law Day is an opportunity to honor the principles of our government under law. Law Day was first recognized in 1958 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1961, Congress designated May 1 as the official date with Public Law 87-20 , a Joint Resolution...
We recently highlighted a handful of the 150+ online books available to most Jenkins members through Law Journal Press * (LJP). As a follow up to that blog entry, this post will convey how to search and navigate within a particular LJP title. To find a title of interest, you can either browse...
Trying to work remotely and need to view a brief? At Jenkins we have a large collection of Pennsylvania briefs and records from the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts. After 2006, most of the material has been digitized, and much of it is accessible for free to Jenkins' members in our Court Records...
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Jenkins members have remote online access to the Oxford English Dictionary , one of the most recognized dictionaries in the world. Containing over 600,000 words, the OED provides both current and historical definitions of words and phrases. Though typically updated on a quarterly basis, the OED...
The 11th Edition of Evidentiary Foundations by Edward J. Imwinkelried is now available on LexisNexis Digital Library . This evidence treatise provides sample lines of questioning that demonstrate how to lay the foundation for admitting various kinds of evidence. It also offers a brief description...
If you are a Philadelphian looking for legal resources or assistance related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are many websites with helpful information and guidance. We’ll highlight just some of those websites here. Many legal aid organizations have staff members who are working...
Fastcase * offers a research tool called Authority Check which helps find later citing cases to a particular case. Authority Check can be used to locate related authority on your topic or to prioritize your research by looking for the most frequently cited cases. In the Fastcase Classic interface,...