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A July 2008 study conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that some 55% of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection at home — up from 47% in early 2007. And, nearly one-third of home broadband users have a premium broadband service that gives them a...
This week, LII Director Tom Bruce is in Cape Town, talking about open access to law at the Access to Knowledge (A2K) Global Academy being held at the University of Cape Town. Bruce is joining colleagues from LexUM, CanLII, and the nascent AfricanLII umbrella organization in presenting an overview...
The Supreme Court hears 5 cases this week; topics range from class-action suits to FOIA. As usual, our talented crew of LII Supreme Court Bulletin editors has analyzed the cases — just click on the casenames for a careful exploration of what they’re about: Tuesday, January 18,...
This week, the Court hears cases on topics ranging from search and seizure to a water-rights dispute between three states. Click on the case names for our analyses of the issues in each case. Monday, January 10, 2011 09-1156 MATRIXX INITIATIVES, ET AL. v. SIRACUSANO, JAMES, ET AL. 137, ORIG....
It’s finally official: The Library of Congress has selected us to work on a redesign of their legislative-metadata models. This sounds like really geeky stuff (and it is), but the effects for government and for citizens should be pretty big. What’s really being talked about here is...
This week, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a wide variety of cases: veteran’s affairs, Federal sentencing guidelines, employment discrimination, market timing, and consumer credit. LII Supreme Court Bulletin analyses of the cases can be found by clicking on the casename. Monday,...
For the last three days, LII Director Tom Bruce has been meeting with representatives of seven African LIIs in Johannesburg (that’s right, “LII” is a global brand). The workshop, sponsored by AfricanLII and the Open Society Institute of South Africa, was held to discuss new...
This week, SCOTUS hears cases on first sale doctrine, medical residents, and railroads among others. You can read the LII Supreme Court Bulletin analyses of each by clicking on the links: Monday, November 8, 2010 08-1423 COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION v. OMEGA, S.A. 09-837 MAYO FOUNDATION,...
This week, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a wide range of cases. As always, the LII’s Supreme Court Bulletin provides thoughtful analysis of the upcoming cases. Just click on the links below to read all about them: Monday, November 1, 2010 09-737 ORTIZ, MICHELLE v. JORDAN, PAULA,...
Last Thursday, LII Director Tom Bruce gave the inaugural talk in a series of workshops on legal information hosted by the University of Montreal’s CRDP. Invited (and on occasion provoked) by old LII friend Daniel Poulin (pictured here), the founder of the LexUM legal-informatics...