New Rules on Citing Unpublished Opinions, Scalia and Breyer on the Constitution: Tips and Treats from the Moritz Law Library
The following research tips and stories of interest are excerpted from the Moritz Law Library's newsletter for faculty, Opinio Juris, December issue. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.
New Federal Rule on Citation of Unpublished Decisions
A significant change to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2007. Rule 32.1 will prohibit courts from restricting citations to unpublished court decisions issued after January 1, 2007. See Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure from the US Courts website.
Justices Breyer and Scalia Discuss the Constitution
On December 5, 2006, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society co-sponsored "A Conversation on the Constitution: Perspectives from Active Liberty and A Matter of Interpretation," with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia. The Justices discussed their interpretive methodologies and the Constitution itself.
Video of the discussion is available at the American
Constitution Society website.
American Lawyer's Summer Associate Survey
The 2006 American Lawyer's Summer Associate Survey is now online. Read
the American Lawyer's article, The
Real World According to Summer Associates, available at Law.com. The
Rankings and Results
by City are linked to from this article (free registration is required).