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Supreme court database

Monday, March 12th, 2007

From funding by a National Science Foundation grant, the US Supreme Court Justices Database is born:
This is a multi-user, public database containing a wealth of information on individuals nominated (whether confirmed or not) to the U.S. Supreme Court (John Jay-Samuel A. Alito, Jr). Specifically, the Database houses 263 variables, falling roughly into five categories: identifiers, […]

US law journals to move towards UK model?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Student selection (US) versus peer review (UK).
Over at MoneyLaw, there is a post about a recent article evaluating (U.S.) law reviews and their relationship to Law School Rankings.
In a brief piece in the Connecticut Law Review, “Law [Review]’s Empire: The Assessment of Law Reviews and Trends in Legal Scholarship,”–which is part of a symposium that […]

Rollerball and telemedicine

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Found while performing legal research for the Free Trade project:
The 1975 movie Rollerball predicted that in the year 2018 the nation-states of the world would be supplanted by city-states producing specialized products. For example, Rollerball predicted that Houston would have a monopoly on the energy market. For many years the discussion of such a future […]

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