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Opinio Juris - May 2007

Scroll down to learn about the Washington Post's Presidential Campaign Tracker, the NYT's Campaign Contributions Map, the Library's Making of the Modern Law database, the Voices of Civil Rights project, and the U.S. Attorneys Kids page. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.

Washington Post's Presidential Campaign Tracker

The "washingtonpost.com's Presidential Campaign Tracker uses information from campaigns, media reports and other sources to compile a listing of events involving presidential candidates and their spouses. The tracker covers events since January 2007. It does not include every event -- particularly fundraisers, which often are unannounced. Some events will be added retroactively as more details become available." Events can be browsed by candidate, state, and date.

NYT's Campaign Contributions Map

The New York Times has created an interesting online, interactive map that shows from where the various presidential candidates are receiving their financial contributions and the amount of the contributions.

Making of the Modern Law Database

The Library has added Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 to its database collection.  The database comprises over 21,000 works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on British Commonwealth and American law.  Making of the Modern Law provides full-text searching of these sources making them accessible in a manner not previously possible.   It covers nearly every aspect of law, encompassing a range of analytical, theoretical, and practical literature, some very rare. The monographs and materials in the collection include casebooks, local practice manuals, books on legal form, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. The collection is of interest to scholars interested in domestic and international law, legal history, business and economics, politics and government, national defense, criminology, religion, education, labor and social welfare, and military justice.

Making of the Modern Law can be accessed here at the College.

Voices of Civil Rights Project

The Voices of Civil Rights project (VCR), sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Library of Congress, is dedicated to collecting and preserving thousands of personal stories, oral histories, and personal artifacts of the civil rights movement through a searchable online archive. Visitors may search or browse for submitted stories from those who witnessed America's civil rights experience. Visitors may also submit their own, unpublished recollections.

U.S. Attorneys Kids Page

The United States Attorneys Kids Page is a U.S. Department of Justice web page designed for children. The site provides an introduction to the workings of U.S. courtrooms. It includes a description of federal prosecutors and U.S. Attorneys, an illustrated guide to a courtroom and its participants, and a glossary.