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Google settles legal dispute with publishers

On Thursday, October 4, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and  Google Inc. announced a settlement in their seven year old litigation over Google’s massive book scanning and digital library building  project. The AAP sued in 2005 when Google began its project to build a digital library by scanning and making available digital copies of previously copyrighted works. …Read the Rest

United Nations and the Rule of Law

On September 24, 2012, the United Nations in New York will convene the High-level Meeting of the 67th Session of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels. This is the first High-level Meeting of the General Assembly exclusively devoted to the rule of law. In a 2011 UN …Read the Rest

Obama for America v. Husted

Obama for America v. Husted (Case 2:12cv00636), United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, is the controversial “early voting” challenge receiving national attention because of Ohio’s history of being a  swing state in national elections. The issue before District Judge Economus is deciding if recent amendments to ORC 3509.03, which eliminate in-person …Read the Rest

Oxford University Press Journals leave Westlaw

Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports has been reporting on the August 1, 2012 removal of  a number of Oxford University Press (OUP) journals from the Westlaw database to Lexis-Nexis. Law professors and practitioners in the United States are concerned that this change will alter article impact citation counts and journal rankings. Rhodri Jackson at OUP explains …Read the Rest

Ohio’s Early Voting Battle

As we move into the final months of of the 2012 presidential campaign, Ohio’s new rules regarding who is allowed to vote during the 72 hours leading up to Election Day on November 6, taken center stage. Ohio is far from the only state with newly introduced voting restrictions. Felesia M. Jackson, in an Aug. …Read the Rest


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, describes PubMed as “a free database accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez information retrieval system. PubMed was first released in …Read the Rest