The Reference Desk will close at 5 PM on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. If you need research assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A Reference Librarian will respond on Wednesday morning.
SCOTUS blog has a special section to news relating to Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this past Saturday, and President Obama’s possible Supreme Court nominees. Read the blog posts here.
From the Washington Post, Feb. 9, 2016:
“War is brewing over the most boring piece of intellectual property imaginable: the “Bluebook,” the 580-page quasi-authoritative source of proper legal citation formats published by the Harvard Law Review, described by Adam Liptak of the New York Times a few months ago as “a comically elaborate thicket of random and counterintuitive rules about how to cite judicial decisions, law review articles and the like [that] is both grotesque and indispensable.
Students at NYU Law School have prepared a new, streamlined, open-access citation system and gotten it ready for publication…”