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FDSYS WEBSITE WILL BE RETIRED ON DECEMBER 14

GPO plans to retire GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) website and replace it with govinfo on Friday December 14, 2018. When the FDsys website is retired existing links will automatically redirect to govinfo. Other GPO websites will not be affected by the FDsys retirement.There's more info about the transition on the govinfo website... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 11/16

U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2018-2019update.html Read the latest Tribal Supreme Court Project update published on 11/8/18. Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin (contact us if you need help finding a copy of an article) https://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.htmlIndian Country and the Territory Clause: Washington's promise at the framing. An indivisible and living whole: Do we value nature enough to grant it personhood?Indigenous rights to water & environmental protection.The prison as reserve: Governmentality, phenomenology, and indigenizing the prison.Federal Courts Bulletinhttps://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/federal/2018.htmlOklahoma Intrastate Transmission, LLC v. 25 Foot Wide Easement (Utility Easements) New Mexico ex rel. State Engineer v. Carson (Water Rights; Standing) News Bulletinhttps://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/news/currentnews.htmlIn the Environment & Energy section, we feature articles about….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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First Vigil tracks criminal charges of white supremacists

Groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center maintain databases that track hate groups but the Center focuses on the big picture. First Vigil digs into the detail the Center leaves out by tracking white nationalist court cases. For background on First Vigil’s creator, see The Data Scientist Tracking America’s White Supremacists, Motherboard, Nov. 14, 2018... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Twelve philosophy books everyone should read: from Plato to Foucault

Oxford University Press Blog: “Every year the third Thursday in November marks World Philosophy Day, UNESCO’s collaborative “initiative towards building inclusive societies, tolerance and peace.” To celebrate, we’ve curated a reading list of historical texts by great philosophers that shaped the modern world and who had important things to say about the issues that we wrestle with today such as freedom, authority, equality, sexuality, and the meaning of life…”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Commentary – End intellectual property

End intellectual property – Copyrights, patents and trademarks are all important, but the term ‘intellectual property’ is nonsensical and pernicious “There are four areas of US federal law linked under the rubric of ‘intellectual property’ that we ought to keep separate in our minds. In an essay published in The Politics of Law (2010), Keith Aoki defines each as follows. Copyright protects ‘original works such as books, music, sculpture, movies and aspects of computer programs’ that are ‘embodied or fixed in a tangible medium’. This protection does not require a work to be entirely novel and extends only to its ‘original aspects’, to ‘a particular expression … not the underlying ideas’, and not to ‘independently created or similar works’. Under the umbrella of copyright law are original, concrete expressions, not ideas – the same story and script idea can generate….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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