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Posts by Michelle Buhalo

The local level governments in Pennsylvania consist of counties, cities, boroughs, and townships. These local levels (also called "municipalities") may have ordinances or laws compiled into local codes. Many Pennsylvania municipalities provide free online access to their codes through a third-party...
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The American Law Institute (ALI) organizes its Restatements of the Law into "series". Many times, the later series of a Restatement topic supersedes all or a portion of the earlier series of that topic. If you have a citation to an earlier series and need to know where it is in a later series, use...
Jury verdicts and settlement awards can be important tools in the legal research process. Because they are not published in court reporters, legal researchers must employ other means to find verdicts and settlements. Researchers at Jenkins can use the library's Westlaw computers to find verdicts...
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The Restatements of the Law are a common secondary legal resource produced and published by the American Law Institute . The goal of the Restatements is to clarify notable legal subjects. According to ALI , the Restatements are "primarily addressed to courts" and "aim at clear formulations of...
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Tomorrow marks the end of Pride Month - the annual celebration and remembrance of LGBTQ+ identity, experience, and contributions to society. This year, LGBTQ+ legal rights have been heavily reported in the news as many states passed legislation on transgender athlete laws and transgender health...
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Practical Law (available on the library's Westlaw computers) recently launched "Sectors" as a way to streamline the research process. According to Thomson Reuters , sectors are a way to "[m]ore effectively tailor your legal advice and gain deep insight into specific industries...
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The LexisNexis Digital Library has over 260 legal resources. One major resource is the annotated United States Code Service (U.S.C.S.). This 299 volume set includes the United States Constitution, all 54 Titles of the U.S. Code, Federal Court Rules, and multiple finding aids. The U.S.C.S. on the...
Parking can be tough in Philadelphia, and abandoned vehicles don't help the situation. In March 2021, Philly 311 received over 4,000 inquiries about abandoned vehicles. To help Philadelphians recognize and report abandoned vehicles in their neighborhoods, Philly 311 recently published a blog...
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Regulations.gov is your one-stop shop for federal regulatory materials. Users can search publicly available regulatory materials like regulations, public comments, and Federal Register Notices, as well as submit comments, applications, or adjudication documents for regulations. The recently updated...
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This past weekend marked the first day of Spring, when the warmer weather arrives, the rain falls, and the flowers begin to bloom. To get a sense of the type of weather your area typically sees this time of year, take a look at NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraion . NOAA...