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Monthly Archives: May 2013

IMPEACHMENT OF A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: The Process Posted on May 22

The Facts Throughout our history, only 2 United States Presidents have ever been impeached.  President Andrew Johnson (1868) for violating the Tenure of Office Act; and, President William Clinton (1999) for perjury and obstruction of justice.  Both were acquitted by the United States Senate.  To date, a United   …Continue Reading IMPEACHMENT OF A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: The Process

Resources for active and retired military members Posted on May 18

May 18 is Armed Forces Day.  This day is a celebration of the Armed forces of the United States.  It is observed on the third Saturday of May and it honors active duty personnel and the abilities of the services.  According to the Department of Defense, it was established   …Continue Reading Resources for active and retired military members

Happy (slightly belated) 20th Birthday, WorldWideWeb! Posted on May 16

The WWW celebrated it’s 20thbirthday on April 30, 2013, 20 years after it was officially launched in 1993. It’s hard to imagine that this lean webpage (below) gave birth to the internet as we know it today! World Wide Web The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a   …Continue Reading Happy (slightly belated) 20th Birthday, WorldWideWeb!

“Appealing” Assistance Posted on May 12

When you consider appealing the final decision in your court case, our libraries have useful resources to help you be effective in Massachusetts state and federal courts. For Massachusetts state court cases You can link from our website to the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure,   …Continue Reading “Appealing” Assistance

Annotations for the Bobblehead of Massachusetts’ first U. S. Supreme Court Justice Posted on May 12

Annotations for the Bobblehead of Massachusetts’ first U. S. Supreme Court Justice

   Justice William Cushing “was the first member of the U.S. Supreme Court appointed from Massachusetts.   As the story goes, he set out to walk to the Court’s first sitting in New York in 1790, wearing a large traditional English wig, but returned to his   …Continue Reading Annotations for the Bobblehead of Massachusetts’ first U. S. Supreme Court Justice

Internships under Massachusetts and federal law Posted on May 9

In a sluggish economy, with hordes of recent college graduates looking for their first job, and many others seeking careers in new fields, securing an internship can be an important first step. Google “internships” and results go on for screen after screen.  There are companies that provide information on   …Continue Reading Internships under Massachusetts and federal law

Burial Laws in Massachusetts Posted on May 7

The Huffington Post this week has an informative blog post on the challenges of burying those whom no one wants. In Burying Mass Murderers: The Problem of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Tanya D. Marsh provides an excellent overview of Mass. burial laws, and the challenges facing those in   …Continue Reading Burial Laws in Massachusetts

State Online Legal Information Website Posted on May 6

The Digital Access to Legal Information Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries has created a website with information about the status of online legal materials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The committee “researched primary materials to determine if online legal   …Continue Reading State Online Legal Information Website

Endangered species in Massachusetts Posted on May 2

Endangered species in Massachusetts

If you are a Northern Red-bellied Cooter, Mountain Winterberry, Northern Long-eared Bat,  Hairy Honeysuckle, Purple Milkweed, or even an Atlantic Sturgeon you are listed as an “Endangered Species” in Massachusetts. Your outlook is only marginally better if you are a Marbled Salamander, Threespine Sickleback, or Fen   …Continue Reading Endangered species in Massachusetts