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Citing the U.S. Code in the New Year: Part 2

Bluebook Rule 18.2.1(a), as noted in yesterday's post, allows for citation to sources available online “as if to the original print source” in three cases: when there is an “authenticated, official, or exact copy of a source available online.” I based my argument on the third option, an “exact copy,” on an assumption that the PDFs of the U.S. Code were neither authenticated nor official. This assumption, like many to have come before it, is flat-out wrong.
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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Tue. January 7, 2020 4:31 PM
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Citing the U.S. Code in the New Year

How would you properly cite a section of the official U.S. Code today, January 6, 2020? As lawyers and law students no doubt realize, the answer is more complicated than it may appear. This post will offer advice and reasoning about how to go about choosing the year to append to the title number, abbreviation, and section number that will make a complete and correct citation following the rules of The Bluebook.


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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Mon. January 6, 2020 3:06 PM
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Provincial Statutes of Canada - New HeinOnline Collection

The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library recently added a new collection to its HeinOnline subscription – the Provincial Statutes of Canada. The collection contains both historical and current public and private acts passed by the Canadian provincial governments.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. December 2, 2019 8:00 AM
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A Little Thanksgiving Day Trivia via Legislative History Records

The law library wishes all UNC Law students, faculty, and staff a very Happy Thanksgiving! If you want to really impress your friends and family over dinner this year, trying using these federal legislative history materials to highlight a few lesser-known facts about this beloved holiday.


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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. November 25, 2019 9:00 AM
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Resource Guide on Legal Issues in Revenge Porn

Interested in reading more about the state of revenge porn in legal literature? This resource guide provides some starting points. 
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Posted by Nor Ortiz on Fri. November 22, 2019 2:00 PM
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UNC Law's Inaugural "Open Mic: Speak Your Research" Event

On November 5, 2019, the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library hosted the law school’s inaugural research “open mic” event as part of UNC’s Research Week.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Fri. November 8, 2019 11:00 AM
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Try Westlaw’s Jurisdictional Surveys to Compile Laws Across US Jurisdictions

Westlaw’s new tool Jurisdictional Surveys helps users get a head-start on gathering and comparing laws across US jurisdictions.
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Posted by Emily E. Roscoe on Fri. November 1, 2019 3:00 PM
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Tales from the Rare Book Collection: An Early Legal History of Witchcraft and Conjuration, as Told Through British Statutes

It’s nearly Halloween, and that means another opportunity to highlight some of the spookier gems in the law library’s Rare Book Collection.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. October 28, 2019 11:00 AM
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The NC Courts Website as a Research Tool

When the North Carolina court system launched its new website, it streamlined the design and made information about the courts easier to find. The new website includes information targeting public users, but it also includes features that make it an excellent research tool.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Mon. October 14, 2019 2:00 PM
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