FDLP Academy: How Laws Are Made

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 30, 2017

You should know how laws are made.  After all learning how to work with laws is why you are here in law school.  The FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) Academy has a series (3) of webinars that provide excellent information …

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New Communications and Features Available on Congress.gov.

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 14, 2015

This year, there have been many been new developments at Congress.gov. “Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the …

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Celebrating THOMAS

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 6, 2015

This week begins a new semester and a new U.S. Congress (the 114th). THOMAS, the popular Library of Congress web site named for Thomas Jefferson and providing free online legislative research and other factual information about Congress and its …

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Politics and Government going mobile

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • October 3, 2014

Stay informed on Washington happenings while mobile.  Check out the White House News Media app(iOSAndroid) for news from the White House and the Congressional Record app (iOS) for what our representatives and senators are …

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Wealthiest Members of Congress

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • September 14, 2013

This week Roll Call, one of the most respected publications covering Congress and now a free site, posted “50 Richest Members of Congress,” a run-down of the financial worth of the 50 wealthiest members of the legislative …

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HeinOnline Congress and the Courts Library

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • December 2, 2012

HeinOnline’s Congress and the Courts Library provides materials
prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, and
organization of the federal government.  The Library provides numerous documents of legislative intent, testimony, and other historical information.  Congress and the Courts …

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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 1, 2012

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Passes the House of Representatives

CISPA is headed for the U.S. Senate.  So, what is CISPA and how did it get to the Senate?  “CISPA’s designed to let private business share information …

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The Legislative Process Goes Digital

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • June 1, 2011

The Office of Legal Counsel decided recently that it is permissible for congress to send the president bills electronically and for the president to sign them electronically. A fully digitized legislative process may be around the corner.

(thanks ConLawProfBlog)…

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Tracking Congress

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 25, 2011
Wonder what Congress is doing (or not doing) about Food Safety, on the health reform law or two of my interests, cybersecurity and claiming pets as dependents for tax deductions? Govtrack.us is your answer.
On Govtrack.us, you can set …

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Visual History of the Supreme Court

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • October 28, 2010

Timeplots.com has created a beautiful poster/webpage which diagrams the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, including all of its justices, who appointed them, when they served, and landmark decisions. It is viewable here. A snapshot of part of it …

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