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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Massachusetts Legal Literature in a Nutshell: Primary Source Law Posted on Jan 6

Massachusetts Legal Literature in a Nutshell: Primary Source Law

Understanding the structure of how legal literature is organized depends upon understanding how the three branches of government work. In Massachusetts, we can access primary source law from all three branches online.   Legislative material Acts and Resolves: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Search  (1997-Date)                            http://archives.lib.state.ma.us/handle/123456789/2   (1692-2009) Each bill that   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Legal Literature in a Nutshell: Primary Source Law

Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 Posted on Jan 5

President Obama signed H.R. 1321, the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, into law on December 28, 2015.  The new law prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of personal care products (rinse-off cosmetics) containing plastic microbeads, which also includes toothpastes. Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic found   …Continue Reading Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015