Emory Law: Electronic Resources The following is a list of subscription-based law related electronic resources and databases with a brief description of each. For a list arranged by subject, go here: Electronic Resources -- By Subject The symbols following most references to online resources indicate the access policies that apply to those databases: = Accessible on Emory campus = Accessible in Law School The National Security Archive December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness. September 28, 2014 THE YELLOW BOOK Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared.
English-Spanish Legal Glossary English-Spanish Legal Glossary Glosario jurídico inglés-español By Esther Vázquez y del Árbol translator of English to Spanish She has published 13 books and numerous journal articles on translation and related subjects esther.vazquez at uam es Guide to Law Online The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information. The Guide to Law Online is an annotated compendium of Internet links; a portal of Internet sources of interest to legal researchers.
In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable Trends in News Consumption: 1991-2012 Overview The transformation of the nation’s news landscape has already taken a heavy toll on print news sources, particularly print newspapers. But there are now signs that television news – which so far has held onto its audience through the rise of the internet – also is increasingly vulnerable, as it may be losing its hold on the next generation of news consumers. The Practice of Law The practice of law is a wide and varied area of employment ranging from academic studies to lawyers working for law firms. Each country has different education systems, different requirements for certain types of work and different titles for its lawyers. The following is therefore a general description of the various types of work within the legal profession.
Emerging global networks for free access to law: WorldLII’s strategies Graham Greenleaf, Philip Chung and Andrew Mowbray Co-Directors, AustLII & WorldLII* 1. The emerging ‘free access to law’ network 1.1. The challenges of global legal research It Only Seems That Political Corruption Is Rampant With the indictment last week of the former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on fraud and conspiracy charges, one might surmise that high-level political scandal is breaking out all over. And in a way, one would be right: It has been a good year, or perhaps a bad one, for hauling politicians before judges. Three members of the House of Representatives pleaded guilty to, or were convicted of, crimes in 2013, more than any other year since 1981, when the now-cinematized Abscam sting operation put six House members and a senator behind bars.
Unpublished Opinions in Federal Courts: An Interview with David Cleveland « Cornell Law Library's InSITE Website Reviews | Main | Google Reaches Tentative Settlement of Book Search Copyright Class Action » October 29, 2008 Unpublished Opinions in Federal Courts: An Interview with David Cleveland David Cleveland is an Assistant Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. State of the AmLaw 200 Blogosphere: March, 2010 96, or 48%, of the 2009 AmLaw 200 law firms are now blogging. This number is up from 39 firms, or a 149% increase, since August 2007 when LexBlog released its first State of the AmLaw Blogosphere. The number of blogs being published by these firms has grown nearly 300% in that same timeframe, from 74 to 297.
From Words to Deeds: translation & the law I think you might enjoy Guffipedia – a “dictionary of business jargon and corporate nonsense”. It is published by the Financial Times newspaper from a column by Lucy Kellaway, in which she has been “prosecuting corporate crimes against the English language for two decades”. There are also annual Guff/Golden Flannel Awards. Judge on privacy: Computer code trumps the law Australian High Court Judge Justice Kirby says computer code is more potent than the law--and that legislators are powerless to do anything about it. Technology has outpaced the legal system's ability to regulate its use in matters of privacy and fair use rights, said Kirby, speaking Thursday night at an Internet Industry Association (IIA) event. Kirby said the judicial system has faced difficulties in coping with changes the Internet and computing have brought. While the soon-to-be-reviewed Privacy Act has incorporated key privacy principles such as "usage limitation"--which states that data collected about an individual cannot be used for other purposes, except by the approval of the law or the person's consent--Google and Yahoo have rendered that principle defunct, Kirby said. "It was a good moral and ethical principle to keep people's control over the usage that was made of the information...And then along came Google and Yahoo," said Kirby.
Gavel Grab » California Judiciary Wary of Further Court Budget Cuts California court officials have warned that Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to cut another $200 million from the state’s court budget, according to the Sacramento Bee. The court system was initially promised that the $200 million was part of what would be received for the next fiscal year, state administrative director of the courts Judge Steven Jahr said in a memo. State courts have already faced drastic budge cuts this year (see Gavel Grab).