The Reference Desk will close at 5 PM today, October 1, 2014. It will reopen at 8:30 AM tomorrow morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Federal government docket system PACER recently removed access to case archives of five courts. This blog post from the UNC Law Library helps people understand the process for obtaining removed information formerly available on PACER.
Google releases the 2014 version of Scholar Metrics in June 2014. Scholar Metrics include journal articles from websites that follow our inclusion guidelines, selected conference articles in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering and preprints from arXiv, SSRN, NBER, and RePEc.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday, declaring it an unconstitutional restraint on the free-speech rights of protesters.
Authorities have less intrusive ways to deal with potential confrontations or other problems that can arise outside clinics, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote. Roberts noted that most of the problems reported by police and the clinics in Massachusetts occurred outside a single Planned Parenthood facility in Boston, and only on Saturdays when the largest crowds typically gather.
“For a problem shown to arise only once a week in one city at one clinic, creating 35-foot buffer zones at every clinic across the Commonwealth is hardly a narrowly tailored solution,” Roberts said. He wrote the majority opinion after asking no questions — exceedingly rare for him — at the argument in January.
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will hear arguments in a Maryland case that could rewrite tax laws across the country and cost Montgomery County and other localities hundreds of millions in revenue if it decides for the plaintiffs.
The issue in Maryland v. Wynne is the extent to which a state can tax income that residents earn in another state. Maryland allows residents to deduct income taxes paid to other states on their Maryland income tax forms. But that deduction doesn’t apply to income tax the state collects on behalf of counties and some municipalities — what is known as the piggyback tax.
Get your research started with the Animal LAW Subject Guide, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere:
Databases at UC Hastings: http://librarysource.uchastings.edu/sp/subjects/databases.php
Full-text access to more than 1,500 law journals.
Environmental Law Reporter
A tool to search laws about the environment, natural resources, energy, health and safety, and land use, containing original source documents, editorial summaries, and expert analysis. Includes news and analysis, updates, litigation, and laws and regulations, among other items.
Databases at the San Francisco Public Library
Available to San Francisco Public Library cardholders. http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000028601
Full-text access to over 1,000 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs. Available through the SFPL with an SFPL library card.
Suggested keywords: Animal Experimentation; Animal Law and legislation; Animal welfare; Animal Rights; Dog Law; Domestic animal Law; Endangered Species; Wildlife
Google Scholar searches multiple academic databases simultaneously. Search results include a citator to rank the influence of each article.
Free text of books scanned by Google. May contain either the entire text of the book, or sample pages to assist you to determine a book’s content.
Click a books’ record and enter your zip code to find nearby libraries that hold the book. For specific topics, enter keywords in the basic search field
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 pm today (Wednesday, May 14.)
Have a summer job? Need to brush up on your legal research skills? The UC Hastings Law Library is offering a Crash Course on Legal Research focused on the practical skills you’ll need to get started on your first assignment. Come by after work on Wednesday, May 14, for pizza and expert advice.
1Ls, 2Ls, and graduates welcome.
May 14, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Classroom K of the 198 Building.