Guide in Support of the Children & International Criminal Justice Conference

The Children & International Criminal Justice Conference will be held at Georgia Law on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom at Hirsch Hall. The keynote address will be delivered by Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court. Conference Information & Registration:

In support of the conference, the Law Library has created a guide to related resources including selected articles, books, legal instruments and documents, international organizations, blogs and current awareness resources:

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DHS Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

The Department of Homeland Security recently issued the 2013 Yearbook of Immigration Yearbook 2011 CoverStatistics.  “The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and returns.”

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There is a cool new internet search engine that searches the internet for things. “Thingful® provides a unique geographical index of connected objects around the world, including energy, radiation, weather, and air quality devices as well as seismographs, iBeacons, ships, aircraft and even animal trackers. Thingful’s powerful search capabilities enable people to find devices, datasets and realtime data sources by geolocation across many popular Internet of Things networks, and presents them using a proprietary patent-pending geospatial device data search ranking methodology, ThingRank®.

If you are concerned about asthma, find out about any air quality monitors in your neighborhood; somebody working with a Raspberry Pi can find others round the corner using the same computing platform; if you notice a ship moored nearby, discover more about it by tracking it on Thingful, or get notified of its movements; a citizen concerned about flooding in a new neighborhood can look up nearby flood monitors or find others that have been measuring radiation. You might even watch the weekly movements of a shark as it explores the oceans. The possibilities are unbounded!”

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New Book: Social Media in the Courtroom

Social media in the courtroomSocial media is changing the way in which criminal law is prosecuted, defended, and adjudicated according to the new book by Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister, Social Media in the Courtroom: A New Era for Criminal Justice? This book comprehensively examines the complex impacts of social media on the various players in the criminal justice system and looks at the ethical issues surrounding new types of investigations enabled by social media. Find the book on the Law Library Balcony KF390.5.C6 H64 2014.

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Looking for SCOTUS Updates and Info?

banner_seal2Looking for ways to keep up on the news and activities of the U.S. Supreme Court this term? Try these two. While the court’s in session, our go-to source for updates is the highly acclaimed, award winning SCOTUSblog. We appreciate the regular updates, insightful analysis, and convenience: updates are available via Twitter, Facebook, RSS or e-mail digests. Another unbeatable resource is the official SCOTUS site. The calendar and links for transcripts and audio of recent arguments are located front and center on the home page. Transcripts are posted the same day the arguments are heard. The site is deep but well organized and easy to navigate. Section headers are clear and if you’re not sure exactly where to go, a search bar is located prominently at the top.

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New Book: The Case Against the Supreme Court

Case Against the Supreme CourtErwin Chemerinsky takes a critical look at the U.S. Supreme Court in his new book The Case Against the Supreme Court. He details, case by case, how throughout American history the Supreme Court has failed on the important issues of the day. Advocating term limits for justices is just one his recommendations for improving the institution for the future.

Find it on the Law Library Balcony KF8742 .C46 2014.

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New Book: #SCOTUS

Covering the United States Supreme Court in the Digital AgeCovering the United States Supreme Court in the Digital Age is a collection of new essays concerning the relationship of the Supreme Court with journalism and new media. Articles include “How and Why the Supreme Court Remains Undercovered” by Tyler Johnson, “How Traditional Journalists Cover the Court in the New Media Age” by David G. Savage, and “The Supreme Court and New Media” by Dahlia Lithwick. Find it on the Law Library Balcony KF8742 .C679 2014.

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