CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction), have partnered with the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell Law School to bring free .epub files of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence. The downloads will currently work on iPads, iPhones, Nooks, and other devices that can read the .epub format. Please be aware that these are E-Book formats, so it won’t work in your PDF Reader.
Learn more by clicking here: The Federal Rules Ebooks by Legal Information Institute
Legislative history research got you down? Here are some great resources to help you navigate the waters.
ProQuest has several upcoming webinars
for thier Congressional Digital Suite and Legislative Insight (webinars are free, but you must register):
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
- Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:00 PM EDT
- Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 9:30 am EDT
These webinars aim to help you:
1. Develop an understanding of the legislative process both:
a. Procedurally – How did the language read as first proposed, what committees considered the proposal, when were amendments made and where was the proposal when it was amended;
b. As an adversarial process – who was lobbying in support of the proposal and what were they trying to accomplish, who was active in opposition what were their objections, who was responsible for amendments to the proposal;2. Become familiar with the documents available pertinent to your issue;3. Identify where in the process the changes you care about occurred – this provides a mechanism to narrow the scope of your search for explanations for why the language was changed;4. Learn how to identify both direct and circumstantial evidence of intent.
The U.S. Code, a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States, is now available in a searchable online format. And it’s free!
Access the U.S. Code