Section 154 of PL 115-141, passed earlier in 2018 and now codified at 2 U.S.C. § 166a, mandates that many common types of CRS Reports must be published for free on a publicly accessible website.
Before this law was passed, Members of Congress needed to choose to release reports on an individual basis for them to become public. There was no comprehensive, publicly available, official location for accessing CRS Reports. Reports that did become public were collected on non-profit websites maintained by open-government advocates or were sold to customers by legal information vendors. It was weird, and usually pretty confusing, even for experienced researchers. But now that is all changing!
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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Tue. September 18, 2018 5:04 PM
Did you know that the law library provides access to more than 500 online study aids to Carolina Law students and faculty? Well, we do! We provide access for the law school community to the online West Study Aids collection which includes study aids from most areas of the law.
Starting this academic year, there are some changes to the way you find and use these study aid e-books.
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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. August 25, 2016 9:23 AM
The brand new, hot-off-the-presses 20th Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation,
arrived at the law library yesterday. It was with equal parts dread and
anticipation that the reference staff cracked open the pages of this latest
incarnation of the ubiquitous citation manual, looking for substantive changes
in the rules. New editions, you see, have been coming out about once every
half-decade in recent memory. And when law students are off at internships or
summer positions, the librarians prepare themselves to help cite-checkers and
others in the upcoming academic year.
Read More... (A Bluebook Summer Playlist)
Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. June 18, 2015 9:46 AM