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The goal of this Baghdad-based foundation is to provides a "view of the inner workings of the Ba'thist institutions of repression and social control that dominated ... Iraqi life between 1968 and 2003." The site includes a description of projects and selected items from collections. In Arabic and English. The foundation is an outgrowth of the Iraq Research and Documentation Project (IRDP)founded at the Center of Middle East Studies at Harvard University.
Source: Resource Shelf's Docuticker
Learn about how changes are made to Federal court rules here.
It’s that time again! Exams begin in less than two weeks, so I thought it would be a good idea to provide some helpful law school exam prep info on Heafey Headnotes. Professor Dionne Koller at the University of Maryland has a very useful seven-page guide to taking law school exams. Despite the crazy graphics in the background, her guide offers really solid advice for mastering essay exams. And for those who are getting ready for the oh-so-fun experience of studying for the California bar exam, Professor Vernellia Randall offers tips on taking multiple-choice exams. You can find a wealth of additional exam prep resources on the Law School Academic Support Blog.
Learn more about the Court's rulemaking process here.
This online database is a compilation of speeches, interviews, statements, and publications of jihadist leaders, foot soldiers, and sympathizers. Nearly all content is in English translation, and has been collected from publicly-accessible websites. Original links are provided, along with excerpts and full-text content when available.From Law Librarian Blog.
Targeted specifically to webmasters and other digital rights stakeholders, Plagiarism Today (PT) is a blog dedicated to increasing awareness among copyright holders and the media
regarding the prevalence of plagiarism on the Web. PT has been online since June 2005, and covers a broad number of categories, including Legal Issues, DMCA, Prevention, and Products. A unique contribution of this blog includes guides to Internet plagiarism for webmasters, which cover "Stopping Internet Plagiarism," "How to Find Plagiarism," "Contacting a Plagiarist, "Finding the Host" and other useful tips. The author has also created a "Host Report," which summarizes the responsiveness of web hosting companies to reports of copyright violations. Plagiarism Today allows comments and the site is searchable.
This is just a small part of the ABA's Family Law Section site, but it has some great information. Here' you'll find a set of tables summarizing the
certain family law issues for all fifty states. You can check out custody criteria, grounds for divorce, property division, third-party visitation, and other topics. A nifty way to compare family laws amongst the states.
While the real site may be pretty easy to spot in these examples, it's not always the case. So, remember to be a bit skeptical and pay attention to details like the domain name. ".gov" is for federal government sites, while ".net" can be used by any internet provider.
Other questions to ask:
Thanks to Mary Ellen Bates for the examples.
Created by graduate student Joshua Tauberer in 2004 and oriented towards the average American citizen, GovTrack.us is a personalized "nexus of information" about the United States Congress, which follows the status of legislation and the activities of Congressional senators and representatives. GovTrack allows users to create customized data sources monitoring events such as the status of specific legislation, the speeches of representatives on the House and Senate floors, voting records, campaign contribution summaries, and other public information. After registering (for free), users may tailor their searches to specific government employees, bill numbers, or Congressional Research Service subject terms. Users may then monitor these searches and have the results pushed to their e-mail accounts or RDF/RSS feeds on a daily or weekly basis. The search can even be embedded into a third-party website through a simple script, which will automatically post new developments in the monitored areas of interest. GovTrack gets its information from the THOMAS website, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)on a daily basis.
NCJJ: National Center for Juvenile Justice
Founded in 1973, the National Center for Juvenile Justice is a private, non-profit entity devoted to juvenile justice research and is affiliated with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Through research and technical assistance, the Center works to improve the justice system for children and families. The Center’s services are provided by three divisions: Applied Research, Legal Research, and Systems Research. The website provides detailed explanation of the Center’s services and projects. Services include statutory analysis, statistical research and analysis, and program planning and evaluation. The main feature of the site is the extensive publications database that includes a variety of documents and reports prepared by the Center and other organizations. Publications are listed by title and topic. Topics include arrest statistics, delinquency, and minority youth. Most documents may be downloaded in PDF. Other publications include the Center’s annual reports and several serial publications. These are generally available on the site except for the Juvenile and Family Law Digest, which must be ordered.