Friday, May 28, 2010

Federal Judiciary Launches Enhanced Website

The Federal Judiciary recently launched an enhanced website with a new redesigned PACER site as well. The Judiciary site incorporates new features including email delivery service, mulitmedia tools, widgets and read-aloud service. PACER offers new resources including user manuals, digital audio recordings online, and more. Learn about the new features and access the new websites at:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective Database

The Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective database indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States and other countries. The database covers dates from 1908 to1981. It covers annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction and federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, as well as annual reviews of the work in a given field or topic. Subject covered included Administrative Law, Antitrust Legislation, Banking, Constitutional Law, Domestic Relations, Environmental Protection, Estate Planning, Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law, International Law, Labor Law, Landlord/Tenant Decisions, Malpractice Suits and more. Access and learn more about this database at:;hwwilsonid=O0CVYIPHELNEJQA3DILCFGOADUNGIIV0?prod=#

Friday, May 21, 2010

Berkeley Electronic Press Law Journals

The Gould Law Library at Touro Law Center is subscribing to Berkeley Electronic Press law journals. The peer-reviewed journals are available online and cover a range of legal issues and subjects. The journals available include: Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Global Jurist, International Commentary on Evidence, Issues in Legal Scholarship, The Law and Development Review, Law & Ethics of Human Rights, Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Review of Law & Economics, and Journal of Tort Law . Visit the "Library Databases" page to access and learn more about the journals:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Supreme Court Rules on Life Terms for Juveniles

On May 17, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be locked up in prison for life without the possibility of parole. By a 6-to-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that life imprisonment without parole in such cases violated the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. More information and full decision at

Friday, May 14, 2010

President Obama Nominates Solicitor General Elena Kagan to U.S. Supreme Court

On Monday May 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. The HeinOnline Blog has created a special section on Elena Kagan which covers information on the nomination and career background. But HeinOnline has also compiled a number of law review articles authored by Kagan that can help provide information on her views and positions on issues ranging from freedom of speech to government policy making. Read the full article at

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Law Book Network

Law Book Network is site that allows you to buy, sell, trade used law books worldwide for free! It serves the the law profession, legal academia and others by establishing a zero-cost online marketplace for used law books as well as other legal material and legal research materials of all formats. Learn more at