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Monthly Archives: August 2022

How the AP, USA Today, and Northeastern built a database of mass killings that tracks more than shootings

Many mass killings receive relatively little news coverage in the U.S. – “Public mass shootings — ones that unfold in elementary schools, supermarkets, and parades — tend to receive the most media attention but a new database compiled by the Associated Press, USA Today, and Northeastern University reveals mass killings are far more likely to… Continue Reading

Inside the rise of ‘stealerships’ and the shady economics of car buying

NPR: “Recently, my truck was stolen, forcing me to get some new wheels. And, for the first time in my life, I’ve been looking to buy a new car. The process has involved hours of searching. Painful haggling. And encounters with many dealerships that, quite frankly, have been downright duplicitous. The whole thing has been… Continue Reading

LTRC Roundtable Discussion: Personal Knowledge Management

“As the name implies, Personal Knowledge Management is about collecting and managing information that is important to you personally, not necessarily research or other resources you might gather for your firm’s use. This roundtable highlights useful tools for personal management from legal professionals. Our Panelists: Tom Mighell (TM), Dennis Kennedy (DK), Allison Shields (AS), Alan… Continue Reading

IPUMS Complete Count Data (1790-1940)

“IPUMS USA makes freely available to researchers worldwide complete count U.S. Census microdata through 1940. This dataset includes over 650 million individual-level (1850-1940) and 7.5 million household-level records (1790-1840). The microdata represents the fruition of longstanding collaborations between IPUMS and the nation’s two largest genealogical organizations — and FamilySearch— to leverage genealogical data for scientific… Continue Reading

The Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant: A Legal Introduction

CRS Legal Sidebar: The Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant: A Legal Introduction, Updated August 29, 2022 – “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, Florida. A magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida later unsealed the warrant… Continue Reading

DOJ to Judge – Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents already examined by FBI

Washington Post: “FBI agents have already finished their examination of possibly privileged documents seized in an Aug. 8 search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, according to a Justice Department court filing Monday that could undercut the former president’s efforts to have a special master appointed to review the files. The “filter team” used by the… Continue Reading

The Archive Of A Vanishing World

Noema – Archives de la Planète: “PARIS — Line 10 of the Paris Métro terminates almost five miles west of the center of the city at Boulogne-Pont de Saint-Cloud. The station is a polished hub in one of the wealthiest regions of Paris, not to mention all of France. Boulogne-Billancourt is the birthplace of France’s… Continue Reading