“A state appeals court has upheld a San Francisco law banning the use of noncompostable plastic bags at checkout stands in retail stores and grocery markets. The 2012 law, an expansion of an earlier measure, prohibits most single-use plastic checkout bags and requires stores to charge 10 cents for paper or compostable plastic bags.The ordinance was upheld Tuesday by a three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeal in San Francisco.”
Read more at the SF Examiner.
The Library tutorials provide quick 5 minute overviews for important research topics that can be accessed from anywhere. Now updated with 3 new tutorials:
Researching California law with CEBOnLaw
Finding Treatises and Practice Guides on WestlawNext
Search for Law Review Articles on HeinOnline
From the Google Scholar Blog:
“Today we’re launching Scholar Library, your personal collection of articles in Scholar. You can save articles right from the search page, organize them by topic, and use the power of Scholar’s full-text search & ranking to quickly find just the one you want – at any time and from anywhere. You decide what goes into your library and we’ll provide all the goodies that come with Scholar search results – up to date article links, citing articles, related articles, formatted citations, links to your university’s subscriptions, and more.”
“A Sacramento judge put the brakes on California’s plans to build a bullet train after dual rulings Monday blocked the sale of $8 billion in bonds and ordered the rail authority to rewrite its funding plans for the huge project.” Read more on SFGate
Our Databases page now includes The Kluwer Law International database, which contains the following resources: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments; IEL Commercial and Economic Law; IEL Constitutional Law; IEL Contracts; IEL Cyber Law; IEL Family & Succession Law; IEL Intellectual Property; and Maritime Law Handbook.