Posts by Thomas Baer

This year, copyrighted works published in 1924 have entered the public domain after 95 years of copyright protection. In 2019, published works entered the public domain for the first time in decades after a 20 year lapse. Several amendments to federal copyright law throughout the 20th century...
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...
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...
Jenkins is excited to announce a new addition to our legal research databases. Cheetah from Wolters Kluwer is now available onsite at Jenkins. Cheetah has extensive and comprehensive coverage for practice areas such as antitrust, banking, intellectual property, securities, employee benefits, and...
In February 1684, eight years before the infamous Salem Witch Trials in colonial Massachusetts, a Swedish woman named Margaret Matson was brought to trial in Philadelphia. Accused of practicing witchcraft, she was tried before a jury of 12 men that was presided over by Governor William Penn and the...
Are you working on a bankruptcy case and looking for a treatise that covers key bankruptcy law issues? If so, check out Ginsberg & Martin on Bankruptcy, 5th Edition . This treatise offers chapters on many areas of bankruptcy law, such as voluntary and involuntary petitions, automatic stay,...
As a Jenkins Law Library member, you gain access to content that is uniquely valuable to Pennsylvania legal researchers. Our collection contains many hard to find materials such as historic Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes, Pennsylvania records and briefs, Pennsylvania House and Senate Journals,...
The Library of Congress has launched a new website that offers online access to the Constitution Annotated . The Constitution Annotated provides analysis of the Constitution for Congress and the public. It outlines the Constitution in layman’s terms and uses Supreme Court caselaw and historical...
Just in time for back-to-school season, the PA Courts have released an infographic that “highlights key data and demographics about traffic citations in school zones in Pennsylvania over the last five years.” It is no surprise that September is the month with the most citations, while July has the...
Are you working on an immigration case and looking for a comprehensive immigration law resource? Check out Immigration Law & Procedure by Gordon, Mailman, Yale-Loehr, and Wada. This 21 volume set covers numerous topics including the development of immigration laws, immigrant rights and...