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Monday, April 30, 2007

Worth Noting: Findlaw's Writ

Findlaw's Writ features commentary by legal
scholars on legal issues in the news.

Recent columns include:

Lessons of the Virginia Tech Shooting:
Should We Lock Up All of the Maniacs?

The Supreme Court's Split Decision to Uphold the
Federal "Partial-Birth Abortion...

Could Virginia Tech Be Held Liable for Cho Seung
Hui's Shootings?

Voices of Civil Rights

Cornell Law Library's InSite (4/30/2007) current
awareness service brings our attention to Voices of
Civil Rights, a project "dedicated to collecting and
preserving thousands of personal stories, oral histories,
and personal artifacts of the civil rights movement
through a searchable online archive."

The project is sponsored by the Sponsored by the American
Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Leadership
Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and the Library of

Friday, April 27, 2007

Worth Noting: JURIST U.S. & World Documents

JURIST provides access to the text of
current U.S. and world documents in the news.
For example, recent U.S. documents include:

Partial birth abortion ruling [US SC]
National bank mortgage lending ruling [US SC]
Gonzales documents subpoena [US House Judiciary Comm.]

Protecting Public Health and Human Services Programs: A 30-Year Retrospective

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department
of Health and Human Services has issued Protecting Public
Health and Human Services Programs: A 30-Year
Retrospective [PDF].

From the report's Message from the Inspector General:

"In an unusual confluence of milestones, the year 2006
marked the 30th anniversary of the office’s creation in 1976,
the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the False Claims
Amendments Act of 1986, and the 10th anniversary of
the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
These statutes are the legal and policy foundations upon which
much of OIG’s work is based. This triple anniversary
helpfully affords a framework for our narrative. We lay out the
initial establishment of the office; examine how its mission was
affected by major changes in the structure and size of HHS’s
programs; and address how the subsequent 1986 and 1996
laws transformed the way in which key initiatives were under-
taken to advance the statutory mission of the office to prevent
and detect fraud, waste, and abuse and promote the economy
and efficiency of HHS programs."

Hat tip to beSpacific (4/26/2007)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"The Future of Disability in America" - A New IOM Report

Notice from the Institute of Medicine of the National
Academies (4/24/2007):

"To better understand disability in the United States, the
Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Education,
and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) asked the
Institute of Medicine (IOM) to assess the current situation
and provide recommendations for improvement, which
culminated in the report The Future of Disability in America.

The committee reviewed the developments since two previous
IOM reports on disability, analyzed a number of shortcomings
in the nation’s disability policies and programs, and raised
serious questions about how individuals and society will cope
with the challenges of disability. This report concludes that
immediate action is essential for the nation to avoid harm
and to help people with disabilities lead independent and
productive lives."

The report may be purchased or viewed online in sections
(by Table of Contents headings).

OECD Factbook 2007: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

If you are interested in global economic, social and
environmental trends, check out the OECD Factbook

The factbook is an annual statistical resource available
on the web that covers economics, public finance,
globalization, science and technology, education, energy,
environment, health and quality of life, labor and
migration. The data is provided for all OECD member
countries and selected non-member economies.
The web site offers data as text, tables and graphics.

The 2005 and 2006 Factbooks are also available.

Resource List on Attorney Advertising, Ethical Rules and the 1st Amendment

Colette Vogele, an attorney and residential Fellow at the
Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society,
has created a list of recent news and blog articles on
attorney advertising, ethical rules and the First Amendment.
Vogele prepared the list in conjunction with a panel
which she moderated last week for the San Francisco
Bar Association.

Hat tip to LawSites (4/24/2007).

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

AutoAdmit Horrors Continue

Brian Leiter relates more horrors associated with
the AutoAdmit discussion board in his blog post
of 4/19/2007

According to Leiter, the dean of the University of California,
Hastings College of Law, acting on the advice of the FBI,
cancelled classes and evacuated a law school building last
Wednesday after becoming aware of a threatening message
directed at Hastings posted on the AutoAdmit discussion board.

The message was allegedly authored by a student Boalt Hall.
Leiter reprints letters from an AutoAdmit spokesperson and
from the deans of Hastings and Boalt Hall with their responses
to the incident.

Lawyer2Lawyer: Imus and the Law

Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts Robert Ambrogi and J.
Craig Williams take on the legal issues surrounding
the Don Imus controversy on their Legal Talk Network
legal podcast.

Joining them are Eileen O'Connor, counsel at
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Washington, D.C.,
and a 24-year veteran broadcast journalist, Norman
A. Pattis, criminal defense and civil rights lawyer
and co-author of the blog Crime & Federalism, and
Sandra S. Baron, lawyer and executive director of
the Media Law Resource Center in New York City.

Listen and download from Ambrogi's LawSites

Global Legal Information Network Now Searchable Via World Legal Information Institute

From beSpacific (4/19/2007):

"The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) of the
United States Law Library of Congress is now searchable
via WorldLII, the World Legal Information Institute.
GLIN Abstracts provides databases from 40 countries..
approximately half of the the 139,622 abstracts in GLIN
provide links to the full texts of the legislation, court decisions
and other documents that are abstracted." [Graham Greenleaf,
Professor of Law Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales]

Monday, April 23, 2007

Audio from Federal Trials to Be Released Online

An Associated Press news release posted on the
First Amendment Center web site (3/19/2007)

"The federal judiciary approved a pilot program this
week to make free audio recordings of court proceedings
available online. Although a court’s participation in the
program is voluntary, U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan,
the executive committee chairman of the policy-making
Judicial Conference, said he expects the system ultimately
will be widely used."

According to the press release, the pilot program will be
launched in the next few months. Audio files will be posted
on the court’s electronic-records database for download.

Hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog.

Watch Out PowerPoint! Free Flash-based Presentation Tool

LibrarianInBlack (4/16/2007) points us to a free
flash-based presentation tool that can supercharge
class presentations and tutorials. Called Spresent,
the application allows you to easily create and edit
Flash presentations online.

In addition to offering you the ability to create Flash
presentations without learning Flash, Spresent has
full web functionality; you can create a presentation
on the Web and present it on the Web or on a desktop.

After you create a presentation, you can save it to
a secure "My private folders" section of the Spresent
web site and edit it from any computer with an Internet
connection. If you want to share your presentation,
you can save it to "My shared folders," notfiy others
about the new content, or send it to them as an HTML file.

Check out the demos on the Spresent web site.

Update: EPOS Digital Pen

On 4/19/2007 I introduced you to the EPOS
Digital Pen. Good news! A company representative
has informed me that the selling price will be
less than $100, rather than the approximate figure
of $200 quoted in my blog post. All the more reason
to check out this clever device.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Cool Gadget: Digital Pen Converts Notes to Your Computer

Do you find it cumbersome to take notes using
a laptop keyboard, but hate transcribing hand
written notes onto your computer? Maybe you
should consider a digital pen. (1/11/2007) introduces us to
EPOS, a digital pen and USB flash drive that uses
positioning technology to recognize and save pen
strokes to the USB drive. Just use the digital pen as
if it were a ballpoint, then plug it into a USB drive
on your computer (with the EPOS software installed),
and the image of the notes will appear on the screen.
Like magic, the system converts your notes to computer

The EPOS digital pen is due to launch sometime
this summer for around $200.

Historic American Newspapers Web Resource

The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library
of Congress have launched Chronicling America: Historic
American Newspapers, a web resource that allows you to
search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find
information about American newspapers published between

Currently, researchers may search for newspaper pages for the
years 1900 to 1910 from the following states: California,
District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah, and

In addition, information about historic newspapers is available
for papers published from 1690 to the present. Details
include date published, frequency, publishers, other
titles, and information about holdings. For example, the Manlius
Times was published weekly from 1809 - 1818; a selection
of issues may be found at the Onondaga County Historical
Association, the New York Public Library and Houghton
Library at Harvard.

Hat tip to the Librarians' Internet Index.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

N.Y. Advertising Rules Challenged by Syracuse Law Firm

Inside Opinions: Legal Blogs (4/16/2007) reports
that New York's recent changes to lawyer advertising
rules have been challenged by the Syracuse law firm
of Alexander & Catalano. Citing an article in New York
Lawyer (registration required), the blog reports that
Northern District Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin
"denied the state's motion to dismiss plaintiffs lawyers'
challenge to the constitutionality of the rules."

The plaintiffs, which also include the non-profit organiza-
tion, Public Citizen, argue (according to the New York Lawyer
article) "that the rules place onerous restrictions on
commercial and noncommercial speech and, in doing so,
regulate the content of the ads rather than their accuracy."

A copy of the complaint may be found (in PDF format)
on the Public Citizen web site.

Related resources:

'Heavy hitters' take up fight on lawyers' ads
TRIAL Featured Article - April 2007
TVC Alert Research News for 6 February 2007

Best Practices in Implementing Law Firm Diversity Programs

An article by Karen Asner in today's addresses
Best Practices in Implementing Law Firm Diversity
Programs. In the article, Asner urges law firms to
movement beyond discussing and defining the problem
to crafting a practical plan.

She recommends that firms begin by drafting a diversity
mission statement "that identifies what the firm values,
so initiatives and resources can be directed toward agreed-
upon goals" and implementing a voluntary self-identification
survey to establish uniform definitions.

Asner goes on to address the issues of providing adequate
resources to promote and develop a culture of diversity
in the workplace.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Worth Noting: IndexMaster - Tables of Contents & Indexes for Legal Titles

IndexMaster is a compilation of the indexes and/or
tables of content of over 8,000 legal titles from many
of the leading legal publishers. The searchable database,
which includes treatises, practice guides, hornbooks, etc.,
allows users to determine if the content of a particular
book will meet their research needs.

IndexMaster is a licensed database. The Barclay
Law Library of the Syracuse University College of
Law provides access to College of Law users only.

New Research Guides from GlobaLex

The following new or updated research guides are now
available on GlobaLex (Hauser Global Law School
Program at NYU School of Law):

Research Guide on Transboundary Freshwater Treaties
and Other Resources (Barbara H. Bean)

Guide to Legal Research in the Dominican Republic
(Marisol Florén-Romero)

Rwanda's Legal System and Legal Materials (Eunice Musiime)

UPDATE: A Guide to Legal Research in Costa Rica
(Roger A. Petersen)

Documents Related to the U.S. Attorney Firings

The Washington has posted documents
related to the U.S. Attorney firings. Documents
are organized in reverse chronological order.

Caregiving Legislation Web Resource

The Family Caregiver Alliance has launched a
Federal and State Caregiving Legislation
web resource. The site provides information
about federal and state caregiving legislation.
Data includes bill status, date of introduction,
summary, and current status. Researchers
may also locate caregiving legislation by category
(e.g., "family and medical leave" or "tax incentives").

The Family Caregiver Alliance web site also offers
Care Giving Across the States, a repository of information
on publicly-funded caregiver support programs in each
of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Monday, April 16, 2007

2006 - 07 AAUP Annual Report of Faculty Salaries

The American Association of University Professors
has released its annual report on faculty salaries,
Financial Inequality in Higher Education: The Annual
Report on the Economic Status of the Profession,
2006–07 (PDF file).

Paul Caron on the TaxProfBlog (4/12/2007) provides
a summary of highlights and gives links to related

Create a Whiteboard from Any Web Page!

If you show web sites in your classes, a new
Firefox add-on called Firedoodle could enliven
your teaching.

The LibrarianInBlack blog (4/13/2007) tells us
that Firedoodle lets you add white board functionality
to any web page, image, or map. Like a traditional
whiteboard, you or your students can highlight or mark
any Internet screen and save your work (if you create
an account). You can also use the product to mark your
place online and return later.

Just remember that Firedoodle works in the Firefox
browser (NOT in Internet Explorer).

Friday, April 13, 2007

Online Forum Fosters Dialogue About Women in the Law

Ms. JD, an online forum for women in all arenas of the legal
profession, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community "dedicated
to reinforcing and expanding the representation of women in
law school and the legal profession." The site is coordinated by
law students and administered by an advisory board of women
law students who represent schools nationwide.

From the Mission Statement:

"Ms. JD fosters dialogue about women in the law. It does so with
an appreciation of the interconnection between gender and race,
ethnicity, sexuality, class, disability, religion, nationality, physical
appearance, and age. Ms. JD provides a space for conversations about
these complex issues and their possible solutions. Ms. JD explores the
work of female attorneys and provides networking opportunities,
critical analysis of relevant news, and thoughtful discussions for women
about their chosen fields of law. Ms. JD also spotlights women in the law
and explores women-friendly practices across a spectrum of legal

Publish or Perish? Open Access Publisher Offers Scholars an Alternative

Scientific Journals International (SJI) joins
SSRN in the movement towards rapid online
dissemination of scholarly research.

SJI publishes peer-reviewed open-access journals
for all disciplines. Its mission is "to give every
researcher, writer or artist a fair consideration to be
published [and] provide immediate, world-wide,
barrier-free, open access to the full text of research
articles and creative works." Towards that end, SJI
deliberately maintains minimal procedural and stylistic
rules, and accepts papers that follow any style manual
such as APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.

SJI journals currently include:

Journal of Intellectual Property
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
Journal of Business and Public Affairs
Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences
Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Journal of Education and Human Development
Journal of Engineering, Computing and Architecture
Journal of Mathematical Sciences
Journal of Physical Sciences
Journal of Creative Work
Journal of Dissertation
Journal of Electronic Book

The SJI web site provides details about the
Editorial and Advisory Board. Manuscript submission
guidelines for all journals can be found at Launches New Legal Search Tool has launched a new search tool called Quest that promises more relevant law-
related searching. The new search engine offers the
option of searching either the network of
sites or a broader range of legal sites on the web,
including legal blogs.

Robert Ambrogi, who reviews Quest on his
blog, LawSites (4/12/2007), praises Quest's "ability to
filter search results by date ranges or by the content
source or type." For example, a researcher may select
to view results only from the National Law Journal or
may select only articles or decisions from the search
results. Another nice feature is the ability to search
within your results, similar to Westlaw's "Locate" or
LexisNexis' "Focus" functions.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Gonzales Issued Subpoena On U.S. Attorney Firings: Documents & Related Stories

JURIST has made available the subpoena [PDF] issued by the
House Judiciary Committee to U.S. Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales for U.S. Justice Department documents relating to
the firings of eight US Attorneys.

The JURIST article that discusses the subpoena also links
to a copy of the letter sent to Gonzales by the Senate
Judiciary Committee on the day before the subpoena was
issued, requesting that Gonzales provide undisclosed documents
in the committee's investigation of the firings. The letter asserts
that the DOJ ignored repeated calls from the Senate Judiciary
Committee to provide the documents.

NPR hosted a related program yesterday by Dahlia
Lithwick (legal analyst for Day to Day and the online magazine
Slate) and NPR's Alex Cohen. You can listen to the audio here.

Supporting Human Rights & Democracy: The U.S. Record 2006

U.S. Department of State Press Release (4/5/2007):

"The Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S.
Record 2006 report is submitted to the Congress by the
Department of State in compliance with Section 665 of
P.L. 107-228, the FY 03 Foreign Relations Authorization
Act, which requires the Department to report on actions
taken by the U.S. Government to encourage respect for
human rights. This fifth annual submission complements
the longstanding Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
for 2006, and takes the next step, moving from highlighting
abuses to publicizing the actions and programs the United
States has employed to end those abuses."

The report is available in HTML and PDF formats.

Hat tip to the Law Librarians Blog.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Worth Noting: HeinOnline Legal Classics

Hein Online's Legal Classics library contains the complete
text of legal works from the late 18th through the mid 20th
centuries. The core collection is based on titles listed in Morris
Cohen's Bibliography of Early American Law. In addition to
Cohen’s selections, the Legal Classics Library consists of
additional “A”-rated titles (according to the AALS Law Books
Recommended for Libraries), plus many early British and
Commonwealth titles. According to the publisher, approximately
500 new legal classics will be released annually.

Included in the collection are such important works as
Cardoza's Nature of the Judicial Process, William Stubb's
Constitutional History of England in its Origin and
Development, and a collection of works by Joseph Story,
including his first edition of Commentaries on the
Constitution of the United States.

The Syracuse University Barclay Law Library subscribes
to the collection, which is accessible to College of Law and
Syracuse University main campus users. Additional
information may be found on the Law Library's web site.

Coolexon Dictionary - Free Trial of Multi-Language Translation Software

The Coolexon Dictionary, from Coolsoft, is currently
available as a free download on a trial basis. The dictionary
offers multi-language translation software and dictionaries
in over 60 languages, including English, French, Spanish,
Chinese, Japanese, and many more languages.

The software is easy to download and is only only 3MB.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Students Sue Turnitin for Copyright Violation

The Christian Science Monitor (4/10/2007)
reports that four teenagers from McLean High
School in Virginia have sued the antiplagiarism
company, Turnitin, for copyright violation.

According to Kevin Wade, Sr., the father of one
of the plaintiffs, "The suit is not about plagiarism;
it's about the school forcing the students to turn
their work over to a for-profit company." Critics
such as Wade claim that Turnitin violates copyright
law because it doesn't seek the permission of student
authors to make their papers available to school authorities.
According to the article, plaintiffs are also concerned
that parent company, iParadigms, may claim a right to
sell the Turnitin database and its contents.

Several intellectual property lawyers interviewed
for the article indicated that both sides have compelling
arguments but, if the case goes to court, "it could come
down to a 'fair use' judgment call."

Are Virtual Casinos in Second Life Legal?

An article in (4/4/2007) reports
that Linden Lab, the creator of the online virtual
world, Second Life, has invited the FBI to visit
the site to investigate its virtual casinos. According
to the article, "hundreds of casinos offering poker,
slot machines and blackjack can be found in Second
Life." Gamblers in Second Life wager with Linden
dollars, which can be purchased with and redeemed
for real currency through the Second Life Lindex
currency exchange.

The article goes on to claim that "most lawyers agree
that placing bets with Linden dollars probably violates
US anti-gambling statutes. " Brett Britton, an attorney
specialising in emergent technology at the law firm
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Tampa, is quoted
in the article as saying that Linden Lab could potentially
face criminal charges under the 1970 Illegal Gambling
Business Act or the Unlawful Internet Gambling
Enforcement Act.

To date, the FBI and the US Attorney's Office for
Northern California have declined to comment about
the legality of gambling on Second Life.

Worth Noting: RegulationsPlus on Westlaw

The Westlaw® RegulationsPlus™ feature is like having
a well indexed and extensively annotated version of the
CFR at your fingertips. Highlights of the current service
(which has been expanded since its release in 2006)

*An extensive online CFR Index linked directly to CFR sections

*More than 600,000 Notes of Decisions that summarize
federal case law interpreting CFR sections (with links to the cases)

*Cross-references between the CFR and the United States Code

*Links to relevant agency manuals, guidelines, bulletins and
other agency content

*Links to relevant administrative decisions from more
than 150 agency databases

*Links to CFR versions since February 2005, to future
versions, or to renumbered CFR versions

*Federal Agency Tracking Service to track agency actions
from the Federal Register

Monday, April 09, 2007

Law Students Building a Better Legal Profession

The Law Librarian Blog (4/9/2007) brings our
attention to a law student group that is striving
to change the legal profession. Law Students
Building a Better Legal Profession, which currently
numbers about 125 law students, is "dedicated to
helping law firms and lawyers recommit to a legal
profession devoted to effective and efficient client
service, to lawyers as people, and to the roots of our
profession in service. We are working to ensure that
practicing law does not mean giving up a commitment
to family, community, and dedicated service to clients.
By advocating for reforms to law firms we hope to help
keep law both a business and a profession to be proud of."

The group recently emailed a letter to hiring partners
and recruiting coordinators at the AmLaw 100 law firms
asking them to commit to fostering a saner work
environment for lawyers. A link to the letter and to
related articles may be found on the Law Librarian blog

How Trustworthy are State-Level Primary Legal Resources on the Web?

The American Association of Law Libraries'
State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online
Legal Resources (PDF) "examines the results of an
online state survey that investigated which govern-
ment hosted legal resources on the Web are official
and capable of being considered authentic."

The survey, conducted in 2006, targeted six sources
of law: state administrative codes and registers, state
statutes and session laws, and state high and inter-
mediate appellate court opinions.

Legal researchers may be surprised to learn that the
report found that "a significant number of the state
online legal resources are official but none are
authenticated or afford ready authentication by standard
methods. State online primary legal resources are there-
fore not sufficiently trustworthy."

Thursday, April 05, 2007

"AutoAdmit" Law School Discussion Board Controversy

Brian Leiter examines the controversial law school
discussion board, AutoAdmit, on his Brian Leiter's
Law School Reports (4/4/2007).

The board, created by Anthony Ciolli, a third-year law
student at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jarret
Cohen, a 23-year-old insurance agent, has been the subject
of criticism because of its many anonymous posts that have
been deemed insulting to women and minorities. According
to a Washington Post article, Ciolli was quoted as saying that
he "almost never censor[s] content, no matter how abhorrent
it may be" because he is a "strong believer in freedom of
expression and the marketplace of ideas."

Leiter's post summarizes and links to an extensive article about
AutoAdmit cited on "Unethical Web Sites."

Identity Document Security Library

From a Press Release: "Former 9/11 Commission counsel
Janice Kephart announces the launch of an online Identity
Document Security Library, consisting of legal, technical
and policy pieces regarding identity document security.
Kephart, a nationally recognized border security expert,
created the library to serve as a 'one-stop-shop' information
portal for those seeking objective, credible information on the
issue of identity document security...The issue of identity, and
information about identity, underlies the 9/11 Commission's
border work, whose recommendations included the creation
of minimum standards for state-issued driver licenses
and IDs."

Hat tip to the beSpacific blog. Free Access to Scientific and Technical Literature is a "free, publicly available web portal allowing
access to numerous scientific journals and public science
databases. " Topics covered include biology, chemistry,
computers, environmental sciences, engineering, health
and medicine, materials science, mathematics, physics, and
social sciences.

Sources include open access journals, the Library of Congress
online catalog (for bibliographic citations only),
(government information from 30 databases and more than
1,700 science websites), science conference papers and
proceedings, and scientific news from popular science
web sites.

Hat tip to Librarians Internet Index.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Transnational Law Blog

The Transnational Law Blog, authored by a group of
law students (most from U.C. Hastings), was created
as "a study of all law regulating actions or events
transcending national frontiers."

The blog may be browsed by date or subject.
Recent posts include:

The Moral Authority of Amnesty International -- Losing its Bite?

UN Human Rights Council fails to Address Abuses in Iran

Using International Law to Resolve the Iran/UK Marine Dispute

Watergate Papers Open for Research at Ransom Center

From the Press Release:

"The University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom
Humanities Research Center has opened materials from
Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
on Mark Felt, the source known as Deep Throat, to
researchers, scholars and the public. A selection of the
Deep Throat materials can be viewed in an online exhibition,
and portions of the materials from the Felt file will be
displayed on the first floor of the Ransom Center from
Friday, March 23, through Sunday, April 8."

Included in the collection are Woodward and Bernstein's papers,
including notebooks, memos, interviews, story drafts, clippings
and manuscripts for "All the President's Men" and "The Final

Hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog (4/4/2007).

Monday, April 02, 2007

Law & Justice Blog Focuses on EU

The Law & Justice Blog: Edwin Jacobs, with articles
in English and/or Dutch, offers a unique perspective
on legal developments in Flanders, Wallonia, Belgium,
the European Union and the EU member states.

Recent blog posts include:

Sarbanes Oxley in the European Union

Danish Cartoon Case to be Judged by United Nations

Mediation as Alternative Dispute Resolution in the
European ICT-sector

Government Documents Blog

The Gov Docs Guy blog "covers newsworthy and
noteworthy government documents at all levels of
government from local to international, and is
managed by Kevin McClure, Government Documents
Librarian for the Downtown Campus Library at the
Chicago-Kent College of Law."

Hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog (4/2/2007).