Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Modern Language Map

The Modern Language Association has created an interactive map, based on U.S. Census statistics, of languages spoken in the United States. The map allows the user to look at individual states as well as the entire U.S. Check it out here.

Source: Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Statistics Source is a site that gathers statistics on all manner of subjects and presents them in state by state comparison format. For example, you can see statistics on such things as housing, lifestyle, industry, health, government and more at

Source: The Valpo Law Blawg

Friday, April 21, 2006

New Blog on Dogs

There is a new blog devoted to the law of dogs, more specifically, people keeping dogs as pets. Check out Dog Law.

Monday, April 17, 2006

New Shepard's Feature Available in LexisNexis

Sarah Bigler reports there is a new feature available in Lexis. Here's her summary of Shepard's(r) BriefCheck:

Is every cite in your document correct? Have you verified the accuracy of all your citations?

Shepard's (r) BriefCheck harnesses the power of LexisNexis and Shepard's(r) to update your documents quickly and easily. Using Shepard's(r) BriefCheck helps save you valuable time in checking the validity and accuracy of your work. It generates a comprehensive report for each citation, including a summary report that identifies problem cites, a Shepard's(r) report and the full text of each citation.

Citation of Unpublished Federal Opinions

Tony Mauro reports that the Supreme Court has adopted a rule that allows the citation of unpublished opinions in the federal courts. The proposed rule will take effect unless the Congress acts to prevent it. Read the proposed amendments to Federal Rule 32.1 here.

Source: Law Librarian Blog


Segregation laws may be a thing of the past, but their effects linger. Remembering the struggle is illustrated in a powerful way at Remember Segregation.

Thanks to Law Dawg Blawg for this information.

USA Patriot Act Legal Analysis

The Congressional Research Service has published a legal analysis of the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005.
Source: Law Librarian Blog 4/12/06

Thursday, April 06, 2006


With Congress wrangling over Immigration policy, the following sites may be of interest:

Undocumented Immigrants: Myths and Reality
(found at the Law Librarian Blog)

There are some recent CRS Reports on this subject:

Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues

Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs;

and there are a number of postings at ImmigrationProfBlog that may be of interest to readers.

CIA World Factbook 2006

The online edition of the CIA World Factbook is available at

Thanks to beSpacific for this alert.