Research Tips: Same-Day U.S. Supreme Court Transcripts, Milestone U.S. Documents Online
Scroll down to learn about same-day U.S. Supreme Court oral argument transcripts, the Electronic Voting Machine Report, and images of milestone U.S. documents. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.
Same-Day Supreme Court Oral Argument Transcripts
The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced that, beginning with the October 2006 Term, the Court will make transcripts of oral arguments available free to the public, on its website, on the same day an argument is heard by the Court.
Electronic Voting Machine Report
The Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law recently released its report, The Machinery of Democracy: Usability of Voting Systems. The report "...examines, among other things, the extent to which current voting systems correctly record voters' intended selections, i.e., the systems' 'effectiveness.' Specifically, the report looks at the residual vote rate for each major voting system in the 2004 presidential election." Read the Center's press release here. Download a copy of the report here.
Images of Milestone U.S. Documents
The National Archives and Records Administration has compiled a list of 100 milestone documents in U.S. history. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. All of the documents on the list are viewed as scanned images of the originals. The list includes important documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Check for the Purchase of Alaska, and the Surrender of Japan.
Research tips courtesy of the Moritz Law Library's September issue of Opinio Juris, a newsletter for Moritz Law faculty