Monthly Archives: January 2014

Research & Writing Advice: Law Review Notes & Seminar Papers

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Here are two books that might be helpful when you start writing your law review note or seminar paper: Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers, by Elizabeth Fajans and Mary R. Falk (4th ed. 2011) Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on… Continue reading

Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The Supreme Court set the stage for an important 4th Amendment ruling Friday, announcing it will decide in this term whether police may inspect a suspect’s cellphone without a search warrant when they make an arrest. Courts in California and Massachusetts have split on the issue, and the justices agreed to hear cases from both… Continue reading

Supreme Court Considers Legality Of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case testing the constitutionality of buffer zones at abortion clinics. Fourteen years ago, the Colorado’s 8-foot “floating” buffer zones around individuals to protect patients and staff entering and exiting these clinics. Since then, buffer zones have prevented demonstrators from closely approaching patients and staff without permission.… Continue reading

Constitution Annotated

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The Constitution Annotated Website “contains legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution, based primarily on Supreme Court case law. This regularly updated resource is especially useful when researching the constitutional implications of a specific issue or topic. The Featured Topics and Cases page highlights recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that demonstrate pivotal interpretations… Continue reading

Plainsite Dockets

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Happy New Year to everyone! Today we would like to highlight Plainsite, a site which contains over 750,000 California county-level dockets from six counties, including San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Mateo County and Santa Cruz County. The site usefully cross-links the attorney, firm and party records with attorney,… Continue reading