Blog Posts: Julie L. Kimbrough

Julie L. Kimbrough

U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978

The law library has purchased The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978. U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 contains the world's most comprehensive online collection of records and briefs brought before the nation's highest court by leading legal practitioners. It includes transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements and other official papers.

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Wed. June 8, 2011 11:23 AM
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12 Ways Libraries Are Good for the Country

American Libraries (the Magazine of the American Library Association) has a new article entitled 12 Ways Libraries Are Good for the Country. "To library supporters everywhere...American Libraries magazine offers this gift of 12 ideals toward which librarians strive as they provide comprehensive access to the record of human existence. It will take all of us, in a spirit of pride and freedom, to maintain libraries as a living reality in a free nation through the 21st century."

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Wed. December 22, 2010 10:21 AM
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New North Carolina Digital Preservation Website

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources' State Library and State Archives have created a new website to guide local and state government employees responsible for the preservation of North Carolina's public record. The site, Digital Preservation Education for NC State Government Employees, provides specific preservation information for North Carolina government employees as well as helpful resources for anyone interested in digital information preservation.

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Mon. November 15, 2010 1:16 PM
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Open Access Week

Open Access Week is October 18-24. This global event, now in its 4th year, promotes Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. UNC is hosting several events designed to raise awareness of open access at UNC and to assist researchers who wish to publish in open access venues. Visit the UNC Libraries website for a calendar of UNC events and more information on Open Access Week events throughout the Triangle.

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Tue. October 19, 2010 1:56 PM
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The Roberts Court

The New York Times has a new series called "The Roberts Court." Articles in this occasional series explore the inner workings of the current Supreme Court and the little-understood forces that influence it. The third article, entitled "New Breed of Lawyers Races to Argue Before the Supreme Court," focuses on attorneys and law school clinics specializing in Supreme Court practice.

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Mon. October 11, 2010 9:17 AM
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GPO Access and FDsys

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) will turn off its current government information website, GPO Access, at the end of 2010. At this time, FDsys will become GPO's electronic system of record. Migration of all content from GPO Access to FDsys will be complete by October 2010, and the two systems will run in parallel through the end of the year. Major collections including the Federal Register and United States Code are already available on FDsys.

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Thu. September 30, 2010 2:50 PM
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September 24, 1789

On September 24, 1789, President George Washington signed the Judiciary Act of 1789 into law. On the same day, President Washington nominated John Jay to be the first chief justice of the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Act also established the number of associate justices at five. In 1803, the Judiciary Act was the statute under review in Marbury v. Madison.

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Tue. September 28, 2010 10:48 AM
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Can Google Read Your Mind?

Have you searched Google this week? Google has changed the default search to "Google Instant". According to Google, this new interface is a "search enhancement that shows results as you type". Google also claims that Google Instant can save two to five seconds per search and the new interface will have smarter predictions that help guide your search as you type. See the About Google Instant page for more information. The New York Times also has an article about Google Instant. For those who feel a little dizzy seeing their search results displayed this way, Google allows users to turn off Google Instant by clicking the link next to the search box on any search results page or by visiting the preferences page.

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Fri. September 10, 2010 2:15 PM
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Researching State Session Laws

Attention Cite-Checkers! Did you know that our law library subscription to HeinOnline includes full-text Session Laws from all fifty states? The Session Laws Library currently contains the Session Laws of all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. It also includes the D.C. Register and the United States Statutes at Large.

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Posted by Julie L. Kimbrough on Tue. August 31, 2010 10:08 AM
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