The University of Georgia’s new Civil Rights Digital Library provides organized access to the resources of nearly 100 digital collections to provide a single source for online civil rights research.
The excellent interface allows browsing (Events, People, Places, Topics, Collections) and searching of the collections. There are articles, photographs, legal and government documents, moving images, posters, broadsides and other sources (see the complete list of media types). The collections of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland, the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas, Yale Law School, and the Virginia Center for Digital History Information at U.Va. are just a few of those included (click here to see more).
The TaxProf Blog has posted a list of law school commencement speakers for 2008.
Georgetown traditionally announces the speaker a few weeks before the ceremony. See the announcements for 2007 (Nina Totenberg), 2006 (John Roberts) and 2005 (Lee Hamilton).
Check out Time’s top 15 green site suggestions. And for a legal Earth Day flavor, take a look at our Environmental Law Research Guide.
On April 16, 1862, eight months before the Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act and ended slavery in the District.
The D.C. Government celebrates Emancipation Day today with a series of events including lectures, performances and a parade.
You can read more about Emancipation Day in First Freed: Washington, D.C. in the Emancipation Era which is available on the 5th floor of Williams Library.
Facebook has been using the Facebook Beacon to track what web sites users use, and shares this information with its partner sites. The Idea Shower blog explains the concept, as well as how to block the Beacon, and provides interesting updates on public and media response.
Washington and Lee University School of Law has announced plans to revise its 3rd year curriculum. Instead of traditional academic classes, the new program will be “comprised of law practice simulation, real-client experiences, the development of professionalism, and development of law practice skills.” Read more at the The New Third Year.
Two Washington-area PBS Networks will broadcast Prince Among Slaves beginning Monday, February 4, as part of the organization’s Black History Month programming. The one-hour program begins at 10pm on WETA, Channel 26, and MPT, Channel 22, and will be re-aired throughout the month.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.
The Washington Post has a new weather blog, the Capital Weather Gang which "provides the most insightful and entertaining weather coverage available for the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region." The blog team consists of a group of meteorologists, forecasters, photographers & columnists who write their own forecasts, including the what and why, and tell you what to expect for specific events and locations of interest.
According to the Rare Book Review, 10,000 books stolen by the Nazis from Polish citizens will be returned by Nuremberg authorities to the victims or their heirs.
Nineteen Amicus briefs supporting the petitioner in District of Columbia v. Heller have been made available on the SCOTUSBLOG web site.