Follow the daily activities of the President with this recently released mobile app. The Government Printing Office has coordinated with the Office of the Federal Register to create this functional app which allows users to search by keyword, review documents by date or limit results by type of document. Some of the material available include:
appointments and nominations
Feel free to ask at the reference desk if you need any assistance with locating presidential documents.
Movie: Bully (2011, runtime 98 mins) Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Time: 6:00pm (refreshments & seating), showtime 6:30pm Location: Georgetown University Law Center - Supreme Court Institute Moot Court Room (Hotung 2nd floor lobby)
Filmmaker Lee Hirsch gives a window into the lives of five school-age children in communities across America, all of whom face regular abuse, ridicule, and intimidation from their peers in this headline-grabbing 2011 documentary. The movie is the centerpiece of The Bully Project, an advocacy movement that spreads awareness of and solidarity against childhood bullying in all forms.
Space is limited, so please arrive promptly to secure a seat.
After the screening, stay for a discussion of the film and the ideas it presents, led by:
Kisha Webster - Associate Director of Welcoming Schools, Human Rights Campaign
Joseph Wardenski - Attorney at U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Movie: The Central Park Five (2012, runtime 119 mins) Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 Time: 6:00pm (refreshments & seating), showtime 6:30pm Location: Hart Auditorium, Georgetown University Law Center
Heralded as one of 2012's most powerful documentaries, The Central Park Five tells the story of five black and Latino youths who were convicted and served sentences for the 1989 rape of a white woman, only to be exonerated when the true offender confessed the crime 13 years later. Ken Burns and his co-directors chronicle the "Central Park Jogger" case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.
After the screening, stay for a discussion with the film's creators and one of the five accused men:
• Sarah Burns - Director, writer, and producer, The Central Park Five • David McMahon - Director, writer, and producer, The Central Park Five • Yusef Salaam - Central Park Five defendant
Sarah Burns will also sign copies of her book, which was the basis for the movie.
Movie: The Loving Story (2011) Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Time: 6:00pm (refreshments & seating), showtime 6:30pm Location: Hart Auditorium, Georgetown University Law Center
This 2011 documentary explores the Civil Rights Era story of an interracial couple whose challenge to state anti-miscegenation laws criminalizing their marriage led to the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision of Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967).
After the screening, stay for a discussion led by panelists with valuable insights on the history and context of the film:
• Philip Hirschkop, attorney who litigated on behalf of the Lovings throughout their legal battle • Patricia King, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown Law • Elisabeth Haviland James, producer and editor of The Loving Story and founder of Thornapple Films
The Supreme Court today announced its decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Kirtsaeng was an enterprising Cornell student, who asked his relatives in Thailand to ship him cheaply-published textbooks, which he resold in the United States, undercutting the exclusive U.S. publisher's editions sold at the university bookstore. The Court, in a 6-3 decision, held that the First Sale doctrine of copyright law applies to permit the resale of these "gray market" imported textbooks.
Justice Breyer wrote the majority opinion (joined by Justices Roberts, Thomas, Sotomayor, Alito, and Kagan). Justice Kagan filed a concurrance (joined by Justice Alito). Justice Ginsburg filed the dissent, which was joined by Justices Scalia and Kennedy.
Will the opening of a "global marketplace" for textbooks ultimately lower prices for students?
Professor Rosa Brooks has written an "unofficial" guide to getting a political job in the Obama administration in the latest issue of Foreign Policy. Of course, her tips on networking are important for obtaining a great job, whether you dream of working on 16th and Pennsylvania or 16th and K Street.
Preparing your own taxes? Several resources in the Bloomberg Law Tax Practice Center that may be of particular interest for your own return preparation are "BNA Bloomberg Fast Answers: Federal Tax" and the "Tax Practice Series." Fast Answers provides quick, brief, explanations of common tax issues, and the Tax Practice Series provides additional detail in an easy-to-use format.
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Scholars researching the history of the law consider law books and related works from the period covered vital sources of information.The value of these sources increases when they contain contemporaneous annotations that can provide vital clues to the mental world of lawyers of the day. If those annotations were made by a significant historical figure, such clues are priceless. Georgetown Law Library’s Special Collections holds several annotated imprints, including:
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