Want to learn more
about the upcoming presidential and congressional transitions? There’s an app
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently launched its Priorities for Policy
Makers app (available free of charge for iPhone or Android), which is
intended to “help President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congresstackle
critical challenges facing the nation, fix agency-specific problems, and
scrutinize government areas with the potential for large savings,” according to
Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. The
app allows users to search by agency or topic, and provides brief summaries of
relevant issues as well as links to more detailed GAO reports.
The Law Library’s subscription to HeinOnline now includes a new resource in its collection of over fifty resource groups for primary and secondary legal sources: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, & Law. This collection brings together a vast array of legal content and materials related to slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
Beyond these primary legal materials the collection every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920 and more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century. The collection also word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880 along with many modern histories of slavery.
Edited by Paul Finkelman, an expert on slavery and American legal history, the collection identif…