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USCourts.gov: Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts

CourtReference.com
Offers state-by-state links to online court record search services at trial courts and government agencies. Find court locations, other legal services offered and more.

Court Records Blog
Part of CourtReference.org's site, this blog covers some of the basics of court records, understanding documents, how a court room works, etc.

Free Public Records Directory
Free state court resources.

MegaLaw.com
A meta-search engine that scans law sites.

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research

World Law
A comprehensive legal search tool. It gives you multiple ways to search legal opinions, legislation, law libraries, etc.

USACops.com
Handy image map links you to local law enforcement agencies. Great for sourcing out-of-state.

New Media and Technology Law Blog

ExpertPages.com
A legal site that lists more than 140 expert witnesses on litigation issues. Can be helpful for sourcing stories on various topics, which are listed alphabetically.

Law Library of Congress
Links galore to research, other law centers, collections databases, reading room, bibliographies, etc.

Violence Policy Center
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

Institute for Justice
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

ElectionLawBlog.com
Run by a Loyola Law School professor.

Sunshine Week Open Meetings
Events the week of March 12 promote open records.

Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database
Hundreds of hours of audio materials delivered through a free player available from Real.com as well as summaries of cases before the court, organized by year.

2007 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Look up crimes by state, classification, population group, etc.

2006 FBI Violent Crimes Statistics
Review nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc.

The Brennan Center for Justice
From NYU's Law School, articles and research on voting rights, campaign finance reform, criminal justice and racial justice.

FCC TV Stations Public Profiles and Inspection Files
Search by call sign, channel number, etc.

2005 FBI Uniform Crime Report

2004 FBI Uniform Crime Report

Law and Policy Institutions
This site provides access for legal and legislative information. In addition to domestic legal topics, this site provides information on significant international treaties, journals and legal databases etc.

USLegalForms.com
Database has more than 36,000 documents written to comply with the laws of each of the 50 states.

State-by-State Guide to Shield Laws
Poynter site offers image map for easy search.

SCOTUS Blog
Track Supreme Court decisions.

National District Attorneys Association

Sports Law Blog

Ranchers and Cattlemen Action Legal Fund
R-CALF site offers industry info., links, contacts and an FAQ.

Institute for Justice
A libertarian public interest law firm offers several free legal resources off its site.

On the Issues: Rehnquist Decisions

J-School Legal
Resources blog for journalism schools that are news providers.


U.S. Courts

Findlaw.com: 9-11 Legal Cases
A full listing of the civil and criminal cases. A valuable resource!

A Guide to the U.S. Federal Legal System: Web-Based Publicly Accessible Sources

UScourts.gov
A good starting page for research on federal courts.

Pacer's U.S. Courts
Search district and bankruptcy courts.

Federal Courts Finder
Image map guide to courts from Emory University.

Department of Justice: Office of Solicitor General
Search government briefs filed with the United States Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Collection
A database of upcoming Supreme Court cases compiled by Cornell Univeristy.

Syllabi of Current U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

On the Docket
A database of upcoming Supreme Court cases.

CNN.com: Supreme Court Candidate Bios

C-SPAN Judiciary and Supreme Court Resources

FindtheData.org
Search nine broad categories for relevant data, stats.

PBS Newshour: Supreme Court Candidates
Full of quotes from politicos on who should be named.

PollingReport.com: Supreme Court Candidates
Full of quotes from politicos on who should be named.

Copyright Database
Use this Library of Congress database to track who owns copyright material.

LLRX.com: Debunking Copyright Myths

Supreme Court Historical Society

Law.com's Supreme Court Monitor

On the Issues: Rehnquist Decisions

Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
Links to the full-text opinions of all 11 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Federal Laws and Regulations
The National Archives and Records Administration has a database of public laws, presidential orders and more.

Center for Information, Law and Policy
Information on federal and state courts.

JudgePedia.org
A great election resource that tracks state supreme courts, their elections and news on judges.

National Center for State Courts: Listing of Courts
Links to state appellate, circuit and county courts Web sites organized by states.

Junk FAX Laws by State

360Degrees.org: The U.S. Criminal Justice System
Perspectives on the U.S. justice system.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Several tools for journalists needing legal resources.


Legal Directories

LawCrawler
Powered by Google, the Web?s best search engine, it hunts down anything legal online.

Old Bailey Online: History Site
From the famous British courthouse, this online database covers more than 22,000 trials dating between 1714 and 1759. Read the actual transcripts from historic proceedings, view the original documents, etc.

Lawyer Locator
Search a free database of legal experts.

Federal Judicial Center: Judge Bios
Search federal court judge bios, past and present.

Attorney Finder

International Center for Not-For-Profit Law Directory
The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law has a searchable directory of legal documents, court cases, reports, and other civil society resources from countries around the world. ICNL's Online Library currently contains 2,300 resources from 144 countries in 37 languages. The center is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.

Lawyers.com
Look up a lawyer's credentials.

USLegalForms.com
Database has more than 36,000 documents written to comply with the laws of each of the 50 states.

State-by-State Guide to Shield Laws
Poynter site offers image map for easy search.

American Law Sources Online (ALSO)
This site provides "a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all online sources of American law."

Law and Policy Institutions
This site provides access for legal and legislative information. In addition to domestic legal topics, this site provides information on significant international treaties, journals and legal databases etc.

LegalSurvival.com
A comprehensive source of legal information, tools and news covering 30 topics. The site features a newsletter, forms, FAQs, checklists, bookstore, legal plans, Find an Attorney, attorney marketing services and helpful links.

Internet Legal Research Guide
More than 4,000 sites from 238 countries, this site lists law firms, legal experts, journals and more.

WhoRepresents.com: Agent Database
A great shortcut for sourcing, enter celebrity names into the database and get the managers or agents who represents them.

Westlaw.com

Global Legal Information Network
Part of the Library of Congress, this site features hundreds of legal links and resources.

Digital Journalist's Legal Guide
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

The Law Engine
A free site with dozens of legal resources.

Counsel.net
A collection of chat rooms and discussion groups for lawyers, legal resources and job boards.

All Law
Search engine and legal directory that has state resources.

FairContracts.org
What have you agreed to today? This site goes over fine print in contracts that many of us never even read.

Finding Law-Related Resources
Dozens of global law links.

Student Press Law Center: Classroom Resources
Presentations, handouts, online quizzes and more. Great tools for teaching the First Amendment.

Medical Privacy State Laws

Legal Transcript Library, Inc.
A legal research tool for medical defense attorneys containing thousands of transcripts of medical expert testimony.

The Avalon Project
Yale Law School site that offers digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

Expert-Testimony.com

Yahoo! Law Directory

Bankruptcy Law
A directory of state, national and international bankruptcy laws.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Electronic Law Library
Targeted to small business owners, but it has a lot of helpful research for anyone.

ElectionLawBlog.com
Run by a Loyola Law School professor.

HG Law Directory
Search more than 500 law directories worldwide.

Strategic Research Investigative Services
Specializes in discrete, sophisticated, and cost-effective fact-finding for law firms, corporations, governments, news organizations and individuals.

Class Action Database
A collection of class action lawsuits broken down by topics.

BRB Public Records online.
A huge sites with links to free and pay public records sites.

Cornell University: Legal Information Institute
Links, libraries, constitutions, codes, legal opinions and some legal news.

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

Prairie Net: Full-Text State Statutes and Legislation

Law Library Resource Xchange

Fagan Finder
A great search tool that added several new features in May 2002. Journalists will be especially interested in the search engines, reference, news and law sections.

Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents
Contact information for more than 25,000 attorneys.

Jaffe Legal News Service
The JLNS is a free weekly email tipsheet with sources and story ideas from some of the top law firms in North America and the UK. Each issue has a section providing expert commentary on some of the key issues of the day, an area where by-lined articles written by some of the top legal experts on North America and the UK are available for free, and a wire-like service that lists law firm press releases. Each e-mail also features a link to a form where reporters can request help with specific stories.

TVSpy's Agent List
Includes client names, companies and agent contact information.


Legal Databases, Documents and Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

State Laws Database
Searchable index of state laws and legislation for all 50 states.

WHO@ (Working to Halt Online Abuse)
Resources, stats, facts and protection tips about online stalking.

Gender Law Library

National Women's Law Center
Blog, health care, expert sources, information center and recent publications on issues.

Covering Crime and Justice: A Guide for Journalists

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association

National Asian American Bar Association

SmallTownMisfit
Colorful crime news stories from a roundup of police blotters throughout the nation.

Dumb Laws Database
Titled: Big Government. Small Brains. Dumb Laws. A collection of silly laws in the United States and othe countries. Good for news feature writing.

FBI 2004 Uniform Crime Report

Findforms.com
A database of thousands of free legal forms.

Cornell University State Laws Database
Look up laws by industry/topic.

Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
A great database from Cal-San Francisco that contains 11.2 million fully searchable documents from the1930s to the 1990s -- previously secret stuff from tobacco industry files obtained as part of the Minnesota AG and Blue Cross lawsuit settled in 1998.

Legacy Drug Industry Document Archive
More than 2,500 documents from drug companies about industry-sponsored clinical trials, publication of study results, pricing, marketing, relations with physicians and involvement in continuing medical education.

Sunshine Week Open Meetings
Events the week of March 12 promote open records.

Info - Encyclopedia and Reference Resource
Browse articles in all areas of topics within Earth & Environment, History, Literature & Arts, Health & Medicine, People, Philosophy & Religion, Places, Plants & Animals, Science & Technology, Social Science, Law, Sports, Everyday Life, and more. Includes Country Studies and North America Gazetteer.

Jury Verdict Research
A for-profit company that maintains a database of nearly 200,000 verdicts and settlements resulting from personal injury claims.

ABA Administrative Procedures Database ABA Administrative Procedures Database
This site "is designed to facilitate the exchange of information about federal and state administrative law among legislators, lawyers, hearing officers, judges, and citizens. (It) contains links to federal and state Administrative Procedure Acts (APA), reform proposals, and organizational and other resources."

North America's Largest Class Action Law Site
Lots of pending class actions and class action settlements. Updated daily. Also offers ability to register for possible class actions.

Catalaw
Organizes legal and government sites into a basic catalog.

Supreme Court Preview
The Supreme Court forwards its briefs to the American Bar Association as they are filed. This site makes them available to the public for free.

State Sex Offender Registries
Thirty-four states have them, but many are under review for accuracy.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Jail Population Study
Study: More than 6.5 million adults were jailed, on probation or on parole at the end of last year, a record-high number that represents 3.1 p of the country's total population or 1 of every 32 adults. Look up your state.

LexisWeb Legal Search Engine

LawCommerce.com Recommended Law Database
A list of sites you can use to look up federal and state laws. A great shortcut..

FBI Crime Statistics: 2001 Summary
Also available as a full-text document.

University of Tennessee: Legal Information
A set of helpful journalism and law links from professor Dorothy Bowles.


Legal Associations and Organizations

American Bar Association

American Bar Association Lawinfo.org

American Civil Liberties Union
Material on FOI and Sunshine laws.

Association of Trial Lawyers of America Links Page
Dozens of great links to law schools, law organizations, attorney referral sites and more.

National Board of Trial Advocacy

International Center for Not-For-Profit Law Directory
The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law has a searchable directory of legal documents, court cases, reports, and other civil society resources from countries around the world. ICNL's Online Library currently contains 2,300 resources from 144 countries in 37 languages. The center is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.

Digital Media Law Project
Formerly the Citizen Media Law Project, this organization supports the vibrant online culture of citizen media and independent journalism by providing free legal advice and information on a wide range of media law, intellectual property and business law issues.

The Innocence Project
A searchable database of states offering projects to free wrongfully accused prisoners through DNA and other evidence. Run by the Cardozo School of Law in NYC.

National Center for State Courts

National District Attorneys Association

National Center for State Courts
Readers First is an E.W. Scripps initiative for readership-builders in all departments of newspapers.

SPJ Legal Advocacy
Legal defense fund, annual report, other resources.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Statistics on the homeless, links, public policy, child abuse, health, job training, minimum wage and more.

Institute for Justice
A law firm site with helpful online resources.

National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)

National Women's Law Center
A great resource with tips, research and news stories on a variety of topics, including sexual harassment, athletics, women in the military and more.

Ranchers and Cattlemen Action Legal Fund
R-CALF site offers industry info., links, contacts and an FAQ.

National Resources Defense Council
Environmental issues

Student Press Law Center
Legal issues facing high school and college students.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

Police Executive Research Forum
News page, free document library, sources.

SPJ: Prison Access Policies
State-by-state list of media access policies for prisons.

Center for Identity Management and Information Protection
Part of Utica College, the site offers a media center, research projects and can connect you with expert sources.

Identity Theft Resource Center
A nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. Site includes a media page and a resource library.

PhotoEnforced.com
Allows users to upload locations of photo-enforced traffic lights around the country.

National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running

U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
Transportation, healthcare, money and politics, media reform, tax and budget, law, higher education and environmental issues.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Has sections on abuse, library search, statistics, online catalog, adoption information and more.

Copyscape Plagiarism Checker
Search for copies of your page on the web. Helps you defend your site from plagiarism. Just type in your site's web address.



Law Journals and News

Legal Journals Online
A listing of hundreds of journals from all over the world.

National Law Journal

Findlaw.com
Legal publications and state/local bar association information.

Findlaw News

VineLink: Who's in Jail/Prison
Use this image map to select a state, then sort through the listed jails and prisons to track who's in jail and who is about to be released. A great resource.

National Center for State Courts
Research, newsletter, links to other organizations.

NPR: Justice Talking
Debates, polls, resources on justice issues.

The Business Lawyer
An online business law magazine from the American Bar Association.

National Law Journal: Survey of the 250 Largest Law Firms
Contact information for more than 25,000 attorneys.

University Law Review: Search Law Journals
Links, listings and search.

States with Sex-Offender Registries

In the News
Blog by a forensic psychologist about psychology and the law.

The Jurist: Terrorism Law & Policy Guide
The legal education and information portal at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has posted an online guide to Terrorism Law & Policy. The guide features breaking news, U.S. policy documents, Executive Orders and federal legislation, academic commentary and an extensive bibliography.

Truth in Justice
A private investigations site with several recent case studies, news stories, trend pieces, related links, a discussion forum and more. A great resource.

Sports Law Blog

Law.com Newswire
Updated several times a day with great stories.

Nolo.com
A super legal site.

CNN.com's Law Page
Several good trend pieces, some breaking news.

Medical Liability Monitor
A monthly online publication on trends and issues in medical malpractice.

LLRX.com
Bills itself as "the premier free web-zine on research and technology related issues for the legal community.

LLRX.com 9-11 Legal Site

Jeff Flax's Super Legal Links Page

JustInfo Newsletter
An online newsletter sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice.


Government Sites

SEC Law
Securities legal resource includes message boards, links to other sites, bookstore and more.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The official government site has a myriad of resources, including a way to track the status of patents and trademarks pending.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Jail Population Study
Study: More than 6.5 million adults were jailed, on probation or on parole at the end of last year, a record-high number that represents 3.1 p of the country's total population or 1 of every 32 adults. Look up your state.

Library of Congress: A Century of Law Making
Annals of the House and Senate, bills and resolutions.

Library of Congress: Religion and the Government
Takes effect October 2002.


Cyberspace Law

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

LegalTech

Cyberspace Law and Regulation

UCLA Cyberspace Law and Policy

Intellectual Property and Technology Forum
Boston College Law School site offers current news and in-depth articles on intellectual property and technology law.

Publishing Law Center
Links and articles on intellectual property and legal issues..

TechnoLawyer Community
Free subscriptions to TechnoRelease Tuesdays.

Treatment Advocacy Center
Studies on mental illness, treatments, and various laws and legal interpretations.


Copyright Law

Internet Law Library
A free collection of articles, statutes, cases and resources on Internet issues such as copyright law, trademark law, domain name law, cookies, data retrieval, etc.

U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright Renewals

Copyright Law and Fair Use

GigaLaw.com


Miscellaneous Sites

FBI Uniform Crime Report (.pdf)
The site features an image map that helps locate stats from major cities. Sort stats by type of crime, too.

2007 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Look up crimes by state, classification, population group, etc.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Juvenile Hearings
Guidelines on access to juvenile courts.

Criminal Justice Links
Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

TheSmokingGun.com
Tips for filing FOIAs, "Document of the Week."

The Stanford University School of Law
The school's site has full-text complaints, summaries and briefs on securities class action complaints.

60 Sites in 60 Minutes
A site full of legal research tools on one page.

IRE and NICAR: Legal Databases
There is a fee for the legal databases.

U.S. DOT: Fatal Accident Reporting System Database
This links to details and samples of the data. NICAR charges for the full database. The data covers 1975-2001 and contains information on automobile accidents on public U.S. roads that resulted in the death of one or more people within 30 days of the accident.

Law and Policy Institutions Guide
A great collection of legal and legislative information.

PI Newslink
A blog for private investigators/researchers.

DogBiteLaw.com
Developed by an attorney specializing in dog bites, this is an extensive research site for dog bite victims, dog owners, parents, journalists and others. Covers topics such as the legal rights of victims, how to protect children, and other aspects of the dog bite epidemic.

Cool Sites for Lawyers

PBS Frontline: Criminal Justice
A collection of companion Web sites on various crime, legal system and justice topics.

Tobacco Links
Dozens of links in alphabetical order about pro and anti-smoking, farming, etc.

Law Library of Congress
Law guides, databases and historical documents back to 1774.

PoliceForum.org
Site features cops from large jurisdictions and has done lots of stuff on police shootings, etc.

Criminal Justice Journalists

The Lindbergh Case

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Takes effect October 2002.

Stanford University: Prison Experiment
An online tour of a 1971 psychology experiment on California college students sent to prison. Photos, video, background. Interesting research.

LLRX: Clustering With Search Engines

LLRX: Latest Links
An archive of reviews of legal sites.

MyLemon.com
The site contains an informative guide to the lemon law as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Focuses on New Jersey and Pennsylvania law, but it has helpful resources for anyone.

Purportal.com
This site can quickly assist you in sorting the myths from the half-truths and the actual facts. The site consists of database search engines to check keywords from e-mails you have received, the latest headlines on hoaxes, special reports on 9-11 misinformation, and links to official and commercial sites on fraud, hoaxes and scams.

LLRX.com: 9-11-2001 Related News and Legal/Legislative Resources
This site is updated daily.

Newsaic
Legal issues behind TV shows.

LemonLaw.com
Laws on auto purchasing.

Overlawyered.com
This site chronicles the high cost of the legal system.

Police Foundation Research Brief: Catching Career Criminals

The Florida Medical Malpractice Web Site
Focuses on medical malpractice matters, primarily from a Florida perspective, but also contains info of more national interest. Handy for looking up malpractice information about doctors.

JusticeLink

LawMall
A collection of legal links for lawyers and people not associated with the legal system.

Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
Site from the UK.

Capital Defense Network
The ultimate resource for federal death penalty defense practitioners.

CivicMind.com
Civic resources for lawyers and journalists.

Equal Justice Network
An information source for lawyers and advocates involved in providing legal assistance to low-income people.

Military Law and Justice

ProCon: Sports and Drugs

IJ.org Media Links
Links to stories and cases of national and local interest. Great place to look for offbeat trend stories. Also has a media center, other links.

CrimeLynx.com
Legal resource center with expert links, policy and research links.

National Coalition Against Censorship

National Center for State Courts

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Benedict Copyright Site

Copyright Management Center

Copyright Clearance Center

CyberLaw Encylopedia: Copyright Law

Crash Course in Copyright Law

Intellectual Property Primer

Sports Law Links
Some great resources from Professor Walter T. Champion, Jr., author of Fundamentals of Sports Law and Sports Law in a Nutshell.

Multimedia and Entertainment Law Online News (MELON)

Medicine Malpractice Links
Part of the Electric Law Library.

Index of State Malpractice Laws

Malpractice Litigation News

SafeShopping.org: Tips
Tips on online shopping safety tips from the American Bar Association.

Dog Bite Law Center

ElderWeb.com
This site offers legal, insurance and medical advice (regional and national) for people facing elder-care options.

Mother Jones.com Prisons Study

Lemon Law America
Lists legal rights for car buyers.

Chicago Council of Lawyers
Evaluations of judicial candidates and much more.

Oklahoma State Court Network
Search legal files from divorces, civil, criminal and every document filed at the court clerk by date. You can search by last name, first name, case number.

NRA: State Gun Laws
Use this image map to check gun laws state by state.

CrimeLibrary.com
CourtTV site with news stories, backgrounding, etc.

National Assn. of Legal Professionals
Resource center, studies on employment, etc.

Law Library of Congress
Links galore to research, other law centers, collections databases, reading room, bibliographies, etc.

Insurance Information Institute
Public safety, crime and other stats.

USACops.com
Handy image map links you to local law enforcement agencies. Great for sourcing out-of-state.

ExpertPages.com
A legal site that lists more than 140 expert witnesses on litigation issues. Can be helpful for sourcing stories on various topics, which are listed alphabetically.

Automated Access to Court Electronic Records
Provider of United States bankruptcy data to attorneys, lenders, employers and individuals. Has a helpful press center with statistics, news and trends.

NFL Player Arrests 2000-Present
List compiled by the San Diego Tribune and published in May 2007. Great for reference.

Courts and Law Coverage Beat Guide
From the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. Simply go to the website and page click on "Learn more" on the "New Resource" box.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
Has several helpful resources, including a blood alcohol content calculator.

Tips for Uncovering Sealed Cases

FBI Violent Crimes Statistics 2006
Review nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc.

Death Penalty Information Center
Opposes capital punishment.

Federal Hate Crime Legislation

DocStoc
Free business forms and legal templates.

TopClassActions.com
Search through top class-action lawsuits. Includes an RSS news feed.

Brennan Center for Justice

National Council on Crime and Delinquency
"The oldest criminal justice research organization in America, NCCD promotes effective, humane, fair, and economically sound solutions to family, community, and justice problems. The organization conducts research, promotes reform initiatives, and seeks to work with individuals, public and private organizations, and the media to prevent and reduce crime and delinquency."

American Library Association: Notable First Amendment Court Cases

Knight Center Beat Guide: Courts & the Law

Center on Wrongful Convictions
Northwestern University School of Law site about a group freeing prisoners wrongfully accused of serious crimes. Includes resources, experts, news and events page and bios of many of the people freed.

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

Podcasting Legal Guide

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Findlaw Cases and Codes
Look up case summaries, jurisdictions, historical documents, etc.

E-Justice Blog

Knight Center: A Beat Guide to: Courts and the Law
From the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Cornell: Courts Federal Law Materials and Judicial Opinions

Cornell Law: State Courts Opinions

National Runaway Switchboard
Media page and expert sources on the topic.

National Legal Aid & Defenders Association

Cyberjournalist.net: Legal Issues
Feed of stories and blog posts on web legals issues, etc.

Poynter: Tips for Covering Mass Shootings
Track who is tweeting a site or blog.

Sunshineweek.org

Legal Information Institute: First Amendment Overview

Federal Citizens' Information Center: Privacy Resources

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Technology/civil rights site. Great for finding cases against the FCC and the record industry.

Citizen Media Law Project Legal Guide
Search by keyword or state-by-state map.

World Intellectual Property Organization

Global Legal Information Network
A public government database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages, plus subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available for most jurisdictions.

BlogInsurance FAQ
Stream video straight from your cell phone.

Library of Congress: Sonia Sotomayor Resources
Articles and books by her, congressional documents, cases and web resources by the Supreme Court nominee.

Chicago Law Blog
Chicago Tribune blog on legal issues in the city.

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