Posts by Michelle Buhalo

Those looking to appeal a case to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Superior, or Supreme Courts may find themselves asking the questions: Who has the right to appeal? ; Where should I appeal to? ; How long do I have to appeal? ; What orders/decisions/opinions can be appealed? ; and How do I appeal?...
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govinfo , a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), provides a wealth of federal government information for free. This includes the United States Code (USC), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), executive agency materials, Congressional materials, and much more. govinfo...
As the use of cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, continues to rise, so do researchers' interests in the laws and regulations about cryptocurrencies. The Law Library of Congress has compiled a list of resources to assist researchers looking for more information: United States Blockchain and...
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National Native American Heritage Month is observed and celebrated throughout the month of November. The genesis of this celebration dates back more than a century when advocates pushed for the recognition of "the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of...
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If you are a frequent user of the LexisNexis Digital Library , you may have noticed that it looks different. Earlier this year, the LexisNexis Digital Library launched a new platform to improve functionality and user experience. This platform is now the default for Jenkins' members. The new...
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In April of this year, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added 21 definitions related to the COVID-19 pandemic outside of the OED's typical updating schedule . In the months since, the OED has continued to add and update definitions related to the virus and how our daily lives have shifted. The...
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With Election Day four weeks away, news coverage of the presidential race is heating up. Use NewsBank to keep up with news surrounding the election from around the country. To help users navigate the vast coverage of news about the election this year, NewsBank has created a 2020 U.S. Presidential...
The past six months have introduced an abundance of new experiences: from face masks to toilet paper shortages to the challenges of working from home. There were also many new local, state, and federal laws passed and executive orders issued as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged (and continues to ravage...
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Federal legislation does not occur in a vacuum. Understanding the historical context of a Congressional term can bring a greater understanding of how the legislation was impacted by economic conditions, major world events, Landmark Supreme Court cases, and partisan divisions and leadership. The...
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The National Survey of State Laws on HeinOnline provides an overview of state laws on a variety of topics. The chart view allows users to make state-by-state comparisons of a number of topics related to business and consumer laws, criminal laws, employment laws, family laws, real estate laws, and...