Monthly Archives: June 2010

Press Coverage of CLS v. Martinez

The Supreme Court issued its decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez on Monday, June 28th (you can read the slip opinion here). The following are just a few of the recent newspaper and magazine articles that discuss the ruling:,0,7521865.story <a href="
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Expanded Access to Historical Legal Documents

The Hastings Law Library has just purchased two new databases: Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 and Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926. The Trials database includes published trial transcripts, unofficially published accounts of trials, briefs, arguments and other trial documents. The Primary Sources database comprises over 1,300 individual titles, including early U.S. state codes, city charters, constitutional conventions, legal dictionaries, and the published records of the American Colonies. Both databases supplement Hastings’ existing subscription to Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926, which includes over 22,000 legal treatises on U.S. and British law published from 1800 through 1926.
Off-campus access to all three databases is restricted to Hastings students, faculty, and staff.

Expanded Access to Federal Legislative History Documents

The Hastings Law Library has just expanded its LexisNexis Congressional subscription. Users can now download PDFs of Serial Set documents (including House and Senate reports) from 1789 through 2003 and Hearings from 1824 through 2003, as well as numerous other legislative history documents. Off-campus access is restricted to Hastings students, staff, and faculty.
For more information on how to compile a federal legislative history, see our comprehensive research guide.