Category Archives: Legislative history

Resource Spotlight: HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America Database

by Tarica LaBossiere  After a racially charged mass shooting in New Zealand made headlines last week, the debate surrounding gun control legislation and reform has once again risen to the forefront of the U.S. agenda. The U.S. is a known … Continue reading

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Jim Crow’s Last Stand in Louisiana and Reviewing Library Diversity and Inclusion Implementation

As our country seemingly becomes more and more politically divided, and in some cases ethically divided, I feel excitement and fear about the vote tomorrow. I feel excitement because tomorrow will likely (and hopefully) be a historic day for the … Continue reading

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Students Always Find the Wikipedia Shortcuts

by Nicole Downing It was that time of year in Advanced Legal Research for a discussion of legislative history. During the lecture portion of the class, I devoted a good amount of time to a step-by-step process for locating a … Continue reading

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Free for All, But Never All for Free

by Paul Gatz & Susan Azyndar The original idea for this post came from its co-author, Susan Azyndar. Susan is a reference librarian and adjunct professor at the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Legislative histories are notoriously complex. … Continue reading

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The disillusionment of knowing.

Last week, while researching amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (5 USCA §552 (2015)), I spent a fair amount of time looking for a public law section in the U.S. Code because I failed to remember that Title 5 … Continue reading

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