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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...
Tomorrow, August 26, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. After the amendment was passed in the US House and Senate, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify it on August 18, 1920. The...
HeinOnline’s State Constitutions Illustrated is an extensive collection of constitutions and related documents from the 50 states of the United States. The database contains nearly 10,000 current and historical documents, including the text of every constitution that has been in force for every...
Iconic Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis (1940-2020) will be remembered not only for his many years representing Georgia's 5th Congressional District, but for his lifelong dedication to challenging racial injustice, getting into “good trouble,” and advocating for freedom and equality...
The 8th edition of McCormick on Evidence (2020) by Robert P. Mosteller, Kenneth S. Broun, George E. Dix, et al. is now available on the West Academic Digital Library . The goal of this classic title is "to set out the law of Evidence in as complete and understandable a manner as possible in a work...
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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...
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Many counties in Pennsylvania publish their own reporters which contain select trial court opinions for that county. LLMCDigital , a membership database available to all Jenkins members, includes the Pennsylvania county reporters, also called "Side Reports". The Pennsylvania, Side Reports...
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COVID-19 has changed the way we approach everyday activities, including researching and practicing the law. To help attorneys adjust to this "new normal", many state and local bar associations have published articles with tips and advice on legal practice during this ever-evolving...
On Wednesday, the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee will hold an antitrust hearing with the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. The hearing was originally scheduled for 7/27, but was rescheduled for the observance of Rep. John Lewis’ funeral ( The Verge ). The four tech giants...
Cross-technology transactions bring up complex legal issues related to entertainment, publishing, computer technology, finance, securities, healthcare, insurance, and communications law. Emerging Technologies and the Law: Forms and Analysis, from Law Journal Press , focuses on the legal issues...