Happy Birthday FDsys!

In 2009 on Jan 15. he U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) launched GPO’s Federal Digital System, to serve as the one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. Here is a direct link to  FDsys. Mark Kloempken and Tove...

Are you interested in learning more about the ongoing National Football League Players concussion injury litigation and be notified whenever a document is filed at the court?

Did you know that it is possible to search and access federal dockets for free? All you need to do is go to Justia Dockets and Filings.  This web site allows you to search by party name, judge, court and date. The archive goes back to 2004. It is worth a try. However,...

Medieval treasures

Title 12 of the United States Code outlines the role of Banks and Banking in the United States Code. Federal Regulations governing banks and banking are located in Title 12 of the CFR. Do you still treasure your piggy bank? Have you ever wondered why are piggy banks...

Ubiquitous Apps?

Ubiquitous means to be present or found everywhere.  These 10 apps to protect your smart  phone may not be ubiquitous, but perhaps they should be. Mark Kloempken and Tove...

Google’s Two Step

You may already have noticed that Google redesigned it’s web page. Do you miss having access to the advanced search option template in Google? Unfortunately this search option is now hidden, somewhat modified and more limited, compared to previous search options...

Unknown MLK recording found in Nashville attic

“A previously unknown interview given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1960 has been discovered in the attic of a Nashville home. Stephon Tull was looking through old boxes of his father’s when he came across a reel labeled “Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960.” He...

Law Review Write-On Survival Tips

It is spring time and a law student’s thoughts turns to the upcoming write-on competition.  Here are some resources that may be of help to you: Books: Wes Henricksen, Making Law Review: The Expert’s Guide to Mastering the Write-On Competition (2008). Law Reserve...

A picture is worth a thousand words.

The “Sergeant Schultz defense,” “I know nothing,” aka the Ostrich defense is when a appellant/defendant claims to be ignorant of the activities of an associate.  They hide their heads in the sand feigning ignorance and hoping it will all just go away. ...

Do you need help creating an RSS-Feed?

The numbers of internet sites that offer RSS- feeds are growing rapidly.  An RSS- feed will notify you anytime there is an update on your favorite web site.  It is a true time saver. Did you know that the Unites States Department of Labor  also offers this option? It...

When Time is of Essence

When dealing with regulatory topics, and when your time is of essence, you may want to consult both the Federal Register and the agency’s website to learn more about recent regulatory developments. Here is why: The agency’s web site may list an upcoming final rule on...

An underfunded court system weakens access to justice

According to an article in the Economist on October 1, 2011, the recession is also affecting the judiciary In California.  Backlogs have increased, trials take longer to finalize, and access to courts is increasingly limited at a time when there is greater need for...

Happy 13th Birthday to Google!

Happy 13th Birthday to Google! Google turned 13 years old on September 27, 2011.  The World Wide Web had its 20 year anniversary this year as well.  These tools have changed the way we conduct research and communicate with people. Researchers often struggle with...

The Frugal Legal Researcher

You have been asked to find a case written by Judge Denny Chin. Judge Chin commented in a footnote, “The Court notes that it has had success with its own, much simpler diet, which can be described in four words: “Run more, eat less.” You could search on Westlaw or...

Interested in GAO Updates?

Did you know that you can subscribe to GAO (US Government Accountability Office) updates via email? You can choose your  topic of interest. For more information see:...