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State Laws That Went Into Effect on January 1st

Did you know that starting January 1, Wisconsin municipalities may legalize pedal pubs?* These are quadricycles in which peddlers may consume alcohol while traveling from bar to bar. This is one of the many new state laws identified by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The NCSL’s “Annual List of State Laws Going Into Effect on …Read the Rest

Tax Research Help

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) website is a great place to start researching personal tax-filing questions, and it’s free. The site can help you find a form or publication, and begin researching specific issues (such as the earned income tax credit or reporting requirements for payment settlement entities).  If you select the “Help & Resources” tab you …Read the Rest

Online Access to Federal Court Trials

The merits of allowing cameras in federal courts has been debated for many years. In 1972, the Judicial Conference of the United States adopted a prohibition against cameras in the courtroom. From 1972 until 1990 the Code of Federal Conduct for United States Judges flatly mandated that a “judge should prohibit broadcasting, televising, recording, or taking …Read the Rest

Supreme Court Dismisses Stem Cell Appeal

On Monday, January 7, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down further review of a lingering dispute involving stem cell research. Without additional comment, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Sherley, James, et al., v. Sebelius, Sec. of H & HS, et al., allowing the latest opinion of the D.C. Circuit on the merits of the …Read the Rest

Privacy is Key Feature of Free Search Engines

If you haven’t tried a new search engine in awhile, you might want to look into a couple that are beginning to catch on with searchers concerned with privacy as well as reliable results. DuckDuckGo (DDG) is making a splash in the press as well as among those who follow tech trends. Recently featured in …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