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Daily Archives: August 27, 2019

Research Guides In Focus – How to Find Free Case Law Online

In Custodia LegisThe following is a guest post by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress.  We are back again to focus on the Law Library’s Research Guides. This time we are discussing another popular guide, How to Find Free Case Law Online. Until a few years ago, case law generally was not freely-available online. Researchers had to find an accessible law library and then either learn how to search a subscription database or study the library’s print collection of reporters and digests. Recently, however, various organizations have been working to make state and federal court opinions, as well as associated case materials, available electronically without charge. This guide offers clear direction on using those resources.

The guide walks users through some popular online databases, with a focus on Google Scholar, CourtListener, FindLaw, Justia, and the Public Library of Law. Each section instructs users on navigating the resource and lists its tools, coverage, and unique features that may be helpful for various researcher needs. For example, did you know that CourtListener maintains the RECAP Archive, which includes selected case and docket information from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts? Or what about FindLaw’s collection of Supreme Court briefs?…”

New Resource Tool Sheds Light on Government’s Prepublication Review System

Just Security – “For more than three years, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University have been litigating a series of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to “prepublication review.” Under this far-reaching censorship system, millions of current and former government employees, contractors, and even interns must submit… Continue Reading

Long Tail. Fat Risk. Why You May Want to Rethink Your “Platform” Strategy. Right Now

Via LLRX – Long Tail. Fat Risk. Why You May Want to Rethink Your “Platform” Strategy. Right Now – Tech savant, innovator and prognosticator – Jason Voiovich: “How many times in #marketing, #innovation, and #product strategy do we find ourselves looking only at the upside? In our TAM calculations, how often do we subtract out… Continue Reading

Book publishers sue Audible to stop new speech-to-text feature

ars technica – Publishers say Audible’s new captions feature is illegal. Is it? – “Seven of the nation’s top book publishers sued Amazon subsidiary Audible on Friday, asking federal courts to block the company from releasing a new feature called Audible Captions that’s due out next month. The technology does exactly what it sounds like: display… Continue Reading

Travel your first and last mile with Google Maps

Google Blog: “Google Maps has always helped you get from place to place, whether you’re driving, walking, biking or taking public transit. And we know that transit journeys can be complex–often involving multiple modes of transportation to help you get around town. Today, we’re making it easy to pair transit directions with biking and ridesharing… Continue Reading

Verizon’s anti-robocall service will be automatically enabled on Android phones

c/net – The change comes after the FCC gave carriers greater power to “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls: “Verizon on Tuesday said it’ll begin automatically enrolling eligible Android phones in its free Call Filter service. The company said it’s making the move after the Federal Communications Commission in June voted to give wireless carriers greater power… Continue Reading