29. July 2010 07:44
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In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Federal Register Act, the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) have re-launched their jointly administered Federal Register website. While the website is in its beta testing phase, they are welcoming comments and suggestions for improvements.
One thing to note is that this is not the official legal edition of the Federal Register. According to their legal status and disclaimer, the beta website "... does not replace the official print version or the official electronic version on GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys.gov)." The legal disclaimer goes on to state that "FederalRegister.gov will remain an unofficial informational resource until the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register (ACFR) issues a regulation granting it official legal status."
Be sure to check out this excellent-looking website, and enjoy the open access to government information! Read proposed rules and submit a formal comment!
8. July 2010 00:22
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For an upcoming issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine, they are asking for your ideas for a story on "There ought to be a law." If you've ever said that phrase followed by an idea, they want to hear from you!
Send in your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow, Friday July 9th. For more information, click here.
29. June 2010 06:42
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Buzzing about on the internet today is how Facebook and other social media sites provide evidence in divorce cases. Covered here by Mashable.com and here by Slashdot.org. The original AP article can be found here. Visit the website of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for more information on the field of family law.
29. June 2010 00:20
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Don't forget, you can watch the SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan's Confirmation Hearings on CSPAN.org right now. As this post is being written (9:15am), Arizona Senator Jon Kyl is questioning Solicitor General Kagan.
See our previous post to discover more information about Elena Kagan.
23. June 2010 07:00
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