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Among the many initiatives delivering access to court opinions online for free is a project made possible through the partnership of the federal Judiciary and the Government Printing Office providing free online access to federal court opinions on the GPO’s Federal Digital System, FDsys.  This project now includes 64 federal courts publishing opinions on FDsys, […]

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Here is an iphone app that offers access to Federal court information including: full text of all of the federal rules of procedure and the local rules for every federal court in the county – including district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. Provides access to PACER, the address of every district, bankruptcy, and appellate court in […]

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The United States Courts website includes a podcasts page featuring  the Federal Rulemaking Podcasts, Court Shorts Podcasts, and now newly added Supreme Court Landmarks Podcasts. This podcast series features landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases that have shaped history and continue to affect American life. In each episode we briefly discuss a different landmark case with […]

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The American Constitution Society (ACS) for Law and Policy has put effort in making the process of becoming a federal judge more transparent.  As mentioned on the ACS’ website, ACS hosts panels and conference calls with judges who are willing to give advice on how to become a judge, it provides opportunities for law students […]

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Justia.com launched a free service providing Daily & Weekly Opinion Summaries for all Federal Courts, and selected State Supreme Courts.  The daily summaries are also available by practice area.  To receive the summaries, users need to register with Justia.com, unless they already have an account.  See the following examples of daily email for the U.S. 9th […]

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Happy Birthday, Earl Warren!

The famous Chief Justice turns 120 this week and the Law Library is having a party in his honor!  Come by on Monday at 2:30 p.m. and help us celebrate his full and exciting life. Earl Warren said: “Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.”  It seems he was […]

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Federal Judicial Center (FJC), created in 1967, is the education and research agency for the federal courts. On its website it provides information about its publications & videos, international judicial relations, federal judiciary history, and educational programs & materials.  Recently, it has published the sixth edition of the Manual on Recurring Problems in Criminal Trials. This […]

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Statistical Reports of the U.S. Courts

The U.S. Courts website includes a page listing various statistical reports. Annual Report of the Director: Judicial Business of the United States (available online since 1997) Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act Statistics (tables are available for 2008 calendar year) Bankruptcy Statistics (Some tables date back to 1990s. Additional statistics are available via PACER.) […]

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In the July 2009 Newsletter of the Federal Courts, titled The Third Branch, is an interesting article titled Internet Materials In Opinions: Citations and Hyperlinking mentioning some “suggested practices” to assist courts on how to deal with citations to Internet materials. The Judicial Conference has issued a series of “suggested practices” to assist courts in […]

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Via Legal Blog Watch, U.S. sides with RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in filesharing case. Read the entire post here. Purchase a song online and it will cost you, at most, 99 cents. Download the song via filesharing and it can cost you anywhere from $750 to $30,000. That is the range of statutory […]

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