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The information on this website may not be up to date: The government shutdown and free access to legal information

“Since the birth of this country, legal materials have been in the hands of the few, denying legal justice to the many….We are working to change this situation.” Non-Profit “Free Law Project” Formed to Create an Open Legal Ecosystem, Sept. … Continue reading

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Why RECOP is a “failure” *

* Carl Malamud’s, Founder and President of Public.Resource.Org, word choice on Twitter, not mine. Let me start off by saying that I don’t entirely agree with Malamud. As a proof of concept, the Report of Current Opinions, also known as … Continue reading

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Good news and bad news for government publications

The Good: In my original post on this topic, When Government Publications Disappear, I mentioned that Senator McCain had introduced a bill to prevent the GPO from printing any copies of the Congressional Record.  On Wednesday, March 30th, Senators Coburn … Continue reading

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Disappearing government publications update

This is just a short post to update readers on the activities surrounding the disappearance of several government publications, including the Census publications Statistical Abstract, State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, County and City Data Book, USA Counties, and Quick … Continue reading

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When government publications disappear…

Last week, there was a flurry of activity on the GovDoc-L listserv, which is composed mainly of government documents librarians from around the country. The first issue arose when it came to light that the 2012 budget proposal does not … Continue reading

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