Pronunciation Guide for Foreign Names

by on February 5, 2009 9:47 am
Voice of America provides a pronunciation guide for names of foreign leaders and dignitaries. Type  in a name or choose from an alphabetical list. Example of Sergio Viera de Mello from the VOA site. In addition to the written phonetic spelling, the site also provides an audio file of name being spoken in translation. DE… Read more Pronunciation Guide for Foreign Names

C.A.N.-S.P.A.M. Act=?

by on February 4, 2009 1:32 pm
[cross-posted on LegalResearchPlus] “A Statute by Any Other (Non-Acronomial) Name Might Smell Less Like S.P.A.M., or, The Congress of the United States Grows Increasingly D.U.M.B.” Cleveland-Marshall Legal Studies Paper No. 08-151 CHRIS SAGERS, Cleveland State University – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law While the question why we Americans name our statutes is rarely asked and not… Read more C.A.N.-S.P.A.M. Act=?

Administering CPR to the Gray Lady

by on February 2, 2009 2:22 pm
[cross posted on LegalResearchPlus] We spend a full day talking about newspapers and their role in legal research in our class.  And throughout the class we make frequent reference to newspapers (such as, for example, searching for news coverage when legislation passes hurdles in Congress).  Of course no one in our class has actually ever… Read more Administering CPR to the Gray Lady