Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A New Way to Stay Current--Law In 10

Here’s an interesting way to stay current on the latest legal issues. California Western School of Law has created Law In 10, 10 minute podcasts on current legal issues. The show is divided into two segments, each featuring a different legal expert and topic of interest. Listeners are able to receive a free weekly subscription using RSS feeds, with aggregators such as iTunes, Google, and Yahoo. Listeners may also listen to podcasts directly from the California Western Web site.

Source: Law Librarian Blog

Monday, October 23, 2006

Same day availability of USSC Oral Arguments Available on Court's Website

The court reporter of the United States Supreme Court has made transcripts of the oral arguments available on the Court's website on the day of the argument. These transcripts are considered "official" but subject to final review. The transcripts are available for cases from the October 2000 term forward.

AALL has commended Chief Justice Roberts for making these available on the day of the argument, saying it is evidence of his desire to take advantage of the technology available and to promote greater access to Court information.

Click here to explore Court's database.

Click here to read AALL President Sally Holterhoff's letter to the Chief Justice.