Federal Artificial Intelligence (AI) Law… AI in Government Act of 2019

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 18, 2019

The concept of AI has been prominent for some time; it is “the next big thing” according to Forbes. There are a series of global laws relative to AI. This is the second time that AI legislation has been … Read the rest

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Library of Congress: New Digital Collections Online

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 14, 2019

 

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Newly digitized collections now online via the Library of Congress include the History of Women’s Suffrage, the Civil War, and Monetary Policy. Read more here.… Read the rest

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Iowa Prisoner’s Appeal DOA

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 13, 2019

The New York Times reports that an Iowa Court held that a prisoner who was, technically, dead before being resuscitated, did not successfully complete his life sentence.    Benjamin Schreiber is a prisoner serving a life sentence without parole for murder.  … Read the rest

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GPO Digitizes Congressional Hearings

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 7, 2019

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The U.S Government Publishing Office (GPO) has now digitized over 1,300 historical Congressional Hearings dating from 1958 forward and made them available via govinfo.  Read more here.Read the rest

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Juror Misconduct Leads to Murder Conviction Being Tossed

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 6, 2019

The New York Times reports that, due to juror misconduct, the murder conviction of Dr. Robert Neulander must be set aside.  During the trial, one of the jurors disregarded the judge’s instructions and exchanged hundreds of text messages with friends … Read the rest

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Election Laws & Election Day in the U.S.

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 4, 2019

Tomorrow is Election Day in the US. Voting is a US citizen’s right by way of the U.S. constitution. Election law includes many common subject areas such as voting rights, redistricting, gerrymandering and campaign finances to name a few.  Election … Read the rest

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Jury Awards Police Sargent 20 Million in Discrimination Case

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 30, 2019

The New York Times reports that a St. Louis jury found in favor of a police sergeant to the tune of twenty-million dollars.  According to his allegations, sergeant Keith Wildhaber was subjected to discrimination based on his sexual orientation.  Police … Read the rest

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Google Algorithm Changes

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 28, 2019

Google continues in its resent increased history of updates to its search algorithm; by announcing yet another change in its query searching capability. This is may be considered a form of ‘improvement’ to its artificial intelligence relative to utilizing … Read the rest

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An Award For Justice Ginsburg

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 24, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been awarded a one million dollar prize for her work in gender equality and strengthening the rule of law. Read more here.… Read the rest

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Reality TV Show Faces A Harsh Reality

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 23, 2019

CNN reports that an Australian Reality TV program is liable for their adverse conduct towards one of the show’s contestants.  The New South Wales Workers Compensation Commission held in favor of a former contestant, finding that she was an employee … Read the rest

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