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From the Reference Desk: How to Find Athens-Clarke County Dockets (and Other Georgia County Court Websites)

By Anne Burnett & Rachel Evans At the reference desk of a public law library it is not uncommon to get patrons with questions about area courts. We often have individuals call or visit in person wanting more information about … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2017: A Brief History, the First Amendment & Notable Court Cases

“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running around with lit matches.” — Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of … Continue reading

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Google Wins

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on the Google Books lawsuit. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Denny Chin, Circuit Judge for the Southern District of New York, ruled that Google’s use of copyrighted works in its Google Books program counts as … Continue reading

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Free Federal Court Opinions!

FDsys provides public access to more than 750,000 official court opinions, many going back to 2004. Coverage at this time includes 8 appellate courts, 20 district courts, and 35 bankruptcy courts, including United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Army on HBO

The new film by Dawn Porter Gideon’s Army begins airing tonight at 9pm on HBO as part of their Documentary Summer Series. The film follows three public defenders working to represent those with the least amount of voice in our … Continue reading

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New Book: A Death at Crooked Creek

A new book by University of Colorado law professor Marianne Wesson A Death at Crooked Creek: the Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter makes 19th Century frontier insurance fraud and identity theft as entertaining as a … Continue reading

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New DVD: The Loving Story

“Mr. Cohen, tell the court I love my wife, and it is just unfair that I can’t live with her in Virginia.” —Richard Loving June 12 is celebrated by interracial couples and families as “Loving Day.” Filmmaker Nancy Buirski in … Continue reading

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