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United States Code: Using The Supplements

As journal students know, Bluebook Table 1.1 says that when citing the United States Code, one should “Cite to U.S.C. if therein.” But sometimes the supplements can look a bit confusing. In this blog post, I hope to clear up some confusion. The first thing to know is that a new edition of the United …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

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

Featured Gov Doc: Dimora Trial

Last month, I wrote a blog post about PACER, the system for federal court documents.  This system includes many documents related to the Cuyahoga County corruption trials, including the trial of Mr. Dimora.  There were several cases involving Mr. Dimora. Here is a selection of PACER documents from Case 10-0387, the case that has been …Read the Rest

Featured Gov Doc: Slip Laws and Statutes and Codes, Oh My!

Many of you may have seen the Schoolhouse Rock video I’m Just a Bill, which tells how a bill becomes a law. But after the President signs a new law, the new law also needs to be promulgated, which Merriam-Webster defines as made known and put into action or force. The new “session law,” or …Read the Rest

Featured Gov Doc: PACER

Do you need case or docket information from a Federal appellate, district or bankruptcy court? Public Access to Court Electronic Records  (more commonly known as PACER), a service of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, provides online access to court records. PACER’s date coverage varies by court. Its Court Information  page contains specific dates …Read the Rest