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Opinio Juris - January 2007

Scroll down to learn about the 2006 Year End Report on the Federal Judiciary, A President's Legacy, Google Patent Searching, Gongwer's News Service, and the Digital National Security Archive. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.

2006 Year End Report on the Federal Judiciary

The Chief Justice's 2006 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary is now available. Chief Justice Roberts discusses only one issue, the need to raise the pay of federal judges - an issue he calls a "constitutional crisis."

A President's Legacy

National Public Radio (NPR) has assembled a collection of material related the presidency and funeral of Gerald Ford, who died in December. A President's Legacy contains audio files, a timeline, analysis and other information.

Google Patent Searching

Google has recently added the ability to search U.S. patents with its Google Patent search engine. Google Patent gives users the ability to perform key word searches for U.S. patents going back to 1790.

Gongwer's News Service

The Gongwer's News Service, a great resource for Ohio state government news and information, has recently been made available to users of the OSU Libraries. Gongwer has added a new feature that allows users to download or listen to podcasts and audio clips of events in and around the Statehouse. Gongwer's can be accessed on-campus here. Off-campus users can access the service, with proper authentication, by following this link.

Digital National Security Archive

Digital National Security Archive collects primary documents related to United States foreign and military policy since 1945.  When entering this database, users are presented with a list of new collections in the archive, and options to read more about the Digital National Security Archive, search or view specific collections.  Digital National Security Archive can be accessed here or from off-campus, with proper authentication, here.