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DOJ Documents from Cleveland Police Investigation

The following documents were released by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the N.D. Ohio. While these are available as attachments to a “news” page within the N.D. Ohio portion of DOJ’s sprawling website, I have placed them here for now pending their availability at what seems likely to be a more permanent and …Read the Rest

What (really) is the difference between print and online?

Discussion, whether in terms of collection building or of legal research instruction, of print “versus” online resources is outdated and fruitless if that discussion doesn’t seek to clarify and resolve the relative existing and potential qualities of each format in terms of permanence, stability, and “structured” vs. “random” accessibility. The classic visual impression of a …Read the Rest

Ohio Sup. Ct. Commission on Professionalism Writing Guide

The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission of Professionalism publishes a series of very short best-practices guides titled “Professionalism Dos and Don’ts.” These are in the form of two lists, one of “dos” and one of “don’ts” and are each only a few pages long. It has just released a list of “Dos and Don’ts” for …Read the Rest

Building our Scholarly Repository

We are waiting until we have more items loaded to promote the “big launch” — but the Case Western Reserve Law School Scholarly Commons is now live. The library has begun to load faculty publications, and will be adding many more in the coming weeks as we refine our batch uploading techniques, proofread metadata, clear …Read the Rest

‘Net Neutrality’ in the News

The FCC is scheduled to vote today on a proposal from its Chairman to revise the FCC rules governing the network management practices of “last mile” wired broadband Internet providers — those (primarily cable) companies that provide broadband Internet connections to mainstream end users. The scheduled vote is to approve issuance of a Notice of …Read the Rest

On getting online state codes (mostly) right

I recently had occasion to confirm a citation to the codified statutes of Wisconsin. Wisconsin happens to be one of the minority of states that produces both a directly state-published statutory Code and a commercially published (West, in this case) annotated code. But the quality of the online availability of the “official” code, the Wisconsin …Read the Rest