Westlaw and LexisNexis have been publishing publicly filed legal briefs and motions, and charging their subscription users to access them online, for years. Two attorneys, Oklahoma lawyer Edward White and New York city lawyer Kenneth Elan, plan to put a stop to it. White and Elan recently filed a class action lawsuit against Westlaw and LexisNexis, claiming copyright infringement of the aforementioned legal documents. They seek to represent both lawyers who have copyrighted their work and those who have not, and claim that the two publishing companies have engaged in “unabashed wholesale copying of thousands of copyright-protected works created by, …
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Legislative history research got you down? Here are some great resources to help you navigate the waters.
- Law Library of Congress Federal Legislative History
- Law Library Federal Legislative History
- Law Library Electronic Sources for Federal Legislative History
- Law Library Arizona Legislative History
- Researching Federal Legislative History
- Federal Legislative History Research – Compiled Legislative History
- LexisNexis legislative history tutorial (and the Law Library’s research guide on finding legislative information using LexisNexis Congressional ).
- HeinOnline’s quick tutorial video to search the HeinOnline Legislative History Library
ProQuest has several upcoming webinars for thier Congressional Digital …