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Need to find the current zoning of a property in Philadelphia? Take a look at Atlas , a search tool available from the city's Zoning, Planning and Development website . When available, Atlas provides zoning information for specific city addresses, including base district zoning maps, associated...
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Pennsylvania Session Laws, the compilation of the acts passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature, are available on HeinOnline and are now indexed back to inception! Session laws , also referred to as acts , are "the body of statutes enacted by a legislature during a particular annual, biennial, or...
Earlier this month, Elaine L. Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, announced two upcoming proposals at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting . These proposals, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, would update the regulations regarding the operation of Small Unmanned...
Last fall, Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, announced that the library had begun to provide Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public for the first time in history. Authored by experts, CRS reports provide policy and legal analysis, offering multiple perspectives on...
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Family Law in a Nutshell is available to Jenkins members online through our West Academic Digital Library database. It can also be found in our print general collection. The 'In a Nutshell' series serves as a thorough law reference guide in a concise format. This title covers many areas of Family...
The U.S. Code is available on govinfo.gov , a service of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (G.P.O.). Govinfo has the U.S. Code from 1994 to present and it can be browsed or searched. To find and browse the U.S.C., use the "Browse by Category" option: The U.S.C. is located in the "Bills and...
Philadelphia Lawyer M. Kelly Tillery uses wit, wisdom and history to eviscerate the high and mighty and empower the downtrodden in a collection of enlightening and entertaining essays about life, law and politics. Whether it is the legal system, the legal profession, politicians or institutions,...
On January 12, 2019 the Federal Government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history. With the shutdown now in its 25th day, the President and Congress continue their negotiations. Keep up with the debate using these resources: Congressional Record (Daily) govinfo (GPO) - The Congressional Record...
What a year 2018 was for Jenkins! It all began in January - we knew that we only had 12 months before our lease at 833 Chestnut Street was set to expire. Thankfully we found the right space and signed a lease in February. Then came our biggest challenge of all: our major funding source was in...
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We're open in our new location! The reference PCs are humming away quietly, ready to connect you to the world of legal research. The books are organized and back on their shelves. Phones and email are up and running. To be honest, we won't be at 100% on the first day. The classroom is still a work...