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PLoLLaw for Free

You already know about FindLaw and LexisOne. You use the Indiana government website to browse the Indiana code.  But now there is another source for legal materials on the cheap—the beta site of the Public Library of Law, or PLoL.

PLoL (http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx) is a free service newly available from FastCase, one of many relatively inexpensive alternatives to Westlaw and Lexis. You will be required to start an account, providing them with a name and e-mail address, but it does not cost anything. Full Story

 

 

Tax Information

Federal

Less than two months until tax day!  File your federal taxes online at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website using either Free-File or E-File. 
Use free file if you earned $54,000 or less in 2007. You can use Free File to prepare and file your taxes online. Full Story

 

Finding Foreign Statutes

Do you need to find statutes of foreign jurisdictions? This used to be a difficult, if not thankless task, but in the last several years the Internet has finally come of age as a source of authoritative statutory material, greatly facilitating access to foreign statutes. Many jurisdictions maintain official web sites, where researchers can obtain official texts of statutes. These sites are usually maintained either by the national parliament or ministry of justice. Moreover, the sites are easy to locate either through the World Legal Information Institute list of jurisdictions, at http://www.worldlii.org/countries.html, or through online jurisdictional research guides.

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New & NoteworthyNew & Noteworthy: Judging a Book by its Judges

Rosenblatt, Albert M. (ed.) The Judges of The New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History.  Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press and the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York, 2007.
         KF 354 .N44 J83 2007

Although many books make the claim that they “fill a gap” in the literature of a particular field, more often than not the gap is merely a small crack.   So when a title truly does fill a void, it is something to be praised.  Such is the case of this impressive collection of biographical material pertaining to the New York Court of Appeals.

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Vote ButtonVoting and Election Information

Indiana’s Presidential primary election is May 6th, 2008.  While you’re waiting for the May primary, take a look at the website of the Indiana Election Division.  It includes the Voter Information Portal, where you can find information on voter registration, where to vote, what constitutes a government-issued photo ID, an election calendar, absentee voting, working the polls, and much more! Full Story

 







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