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Government Documents and the JFK Assassination

While some may presume the best place to research the JFK assassination would be his presidential library and museum in Boston, the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-526) requires that JFK assassination-related materials be kept in a single collection at the the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The …Read the Rest

TED: The Editor’s Desk

TED: The Editor’s Desk, is the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s (BLS) daily information publication. The BLS advertises that “…if you give The Editor’s Desk a few minutes a day, within a week you’ll sound pretty clever about economics, within a month you will be extremely well-informed about the economy, and within a year you will …Read the Rest

Ohio H.B. No.59: Taxation of Legal Services

There is legislation pending in the Ohio House of Representatives that would result in a tax on legal services. The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association has created a Tax Opposition Toolkit for lawyers and clients who want to encourage their representatives to oppose this tax. The proposed legislation that would cause this change is H.B. 59. …Read the Rest

State of the Union 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, President Obama will deliver his second State of the Union address in his second, and final, term in office. The phrase, “State of the Union” was first used in 1934 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. George Washington, who delivered the first regular annual message before a joint session of Congress on …Read the Rest

United States Courts Opinions on FDsys

Do you need a federal court opinion and not have a PACER account? The United States Courts Opinions — BETA database on FDsys is “a pilot project between the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) to provide public access to opinions from selected United States appellate, …Read the Rest

GPO Bookstore’s New Look

The Government Printing Office (GPO) is changing its bookstore’s home page. To see the new site click the link on the home page featuring Uncle Sam telling you to preview the beta site. The new page reminds me of my own regional public library’s digital library home page. It highlights recent releases, the week’s best sellers, and customers …Read the Rest