Monday, September 21, 2009

Stamps Honor Supremes

Harvard Law Library's blog - Et Seq. recently reported that beginning on 9/22/09, the US Postal Service will be issuing stamps in honor of four former Supreme Court judges: Joseph Story, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and William Brennan, Jr.

Three of the four attended Harvard Law School -

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Index of Constitutional Court Websites

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe maintains an index of constitutional court websites worldwide. The information on the constitutional court websites, of course, varies by country or organization. Many of the websites contain the country's basic constitutional texts and some contain a database of constitutional caselaw. The index is a good starting point to find specific foreign constitutional provisions or foreign constitutional caselaw. To view the index, click on the title to this blog entry. If the desired website is in a foreign language, you can always use the TRANSLATE icon in the Google Toolbar.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Keeping an Eye on Congress

The Law Library of Congress has made it easy to keep track of the the latest action on the floor of the House and Senate: RSS feeds for the House Floor Today and Senate Floor Today.

Thanks to the American Association of Law Libraries Washington Blawg for this notice.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Justice Souter's Papers

Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter has donated his papers to the New Hampshire Historical Society. See this National Law Journal article of 8/27/09. Journalist Tony Souter notes that Souter is "an intensely private person," and court historians are disappointed, but not altogether surprised, by the fifty year restriction he has placed on public access to the papers.