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Dedicated to the memory of Diana Vincent-Daviss, who pioneered in Human Rights information while at the Law Libraries of New York University and Yale University, DIANA is designed to contain primary and secondary sources dealing with International Human Rights. Primary sources currently consist of United Nations and Organization of African Unity documents. Secondary sources consist of an updated and enhanced version of the bibliography originally authored by Diana Vincent-Daviss, and versions of the 1993 U.S. State Department Country Reports, enhanced for use on the Web.
Federal Election Commission Candidate Information
Financial information about the campaigns of candidates running for federal public office in 1996 can be found at this site. You can examine the status of the campaign finances of the presidential candidates. You can also locate financial information about the campaign of someone running for the U.S. House or Senate alphabetically or by state. The notable limitation is the currency of the information. At the present time, the information at this site was dated December 31, 1995. This site would be more useful if the information could be updated more frequently, especially during this fast-paced 1996 primary season.
The House of Representatives-Internet Law Library-Business, Finance,
Economic, and Consumer Protection Laws
An eclectic collection of mostly primary sources dealing mostly with business, finance, economic, and consumer protection laws. Jurisdictions covered include the United States, various individual states within the U.S., and other countries. There are also collections of international agreements and treaties.
Idaho Judicial Branch
Produced by the Idaho Supreme Court Technology Committee, contains all Supreme Court and Court of Appeals appellate opinions, posted the day of their release. Also includes news Releases, correction sheets, Idaho Rules Amendments, calendars of events, and staff directories. Keyword and topical searches are possible.
Full-text of the Idaho Code, made available by the Idaho Legislature as a public service, and searchable by keyword or section number. Includes caveat that this Internet version of the Idaho Code may not be used for commercial purposes, nor may this database be published or repackaged for commercial sale without express written permission.
Journals and Periodicals
This site, maintained by the University of Southern California Law Library, is a collection of links to legal journals. It lists about 75 titles of legal journals (some are more like newsletters), plus a few general interest and computing periodicals. Many of the sites it points to are the home page of a journal, with information on editors, table of contents, and policies for submissions. They are not all full text editions of the journals. Those that are full text often lag months behind the print edition. Electronic law journals is a developing field but not everything on this kind of list is a virtual electronic journal.
The Massachusetts Bankruptcy Page
Maintained by the Boston law firm of Craig and Macauley, this site is billed as "the first searchable database of U.S. Bankruptcy Court decisions on the Internet." The database includes the full text of all published decisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts from Jan. 1995 onward.
Pharmaceutical Information Network Home Page
An extensive site for locating drug and medical information on the Web. There are many access points, most notably the medical infobase and the drug infobase. The drug infobase permits searching drugs by either generic or trade name, with accompanying links to articles or studies discussing that drug. The medical database links to the disease database which contains numerous links to diseases and their treatment. Information of interest to pharmacists, health care professionals and patients.
Public Lands and Federal Indian Law
Albietz Law Corporation is a Sacramento, CA firm specializing in real property and natural resources/environmental regulation, including public lands, water rights, and water quality. The corporation maintains this site, which contains two sets of frequently-asked-questions (FAQs). One set of FAQs answers the "ten most frequently asked questions regarding Indian law." The second set answers the "ten most frequently asked questions regarding land exchanges with the Federal government."
The Qui Tam Information Center
This is a very useful site for anyone interested in "qui tam" actions. Operated by Bauman & Rasor Group, a San Francisco area firm offering investigative and consultant services specializing in qui tam, this page is "a place for whistleblowers and attorneys to gain information and help in pursuing qui tam actions." Besides specific advice for various potential users, it features a "whistleblower mall" (for those whose cases don't fit into the "qui tam" definition) and 16 links to other pertinent sites.
A Select Bibliography of Women's Human Rights: Table of
This bibliography is an electronic version of Cook, Rebecca J., and Valerie L. Oosterveld, "A Select Bibliography of Women's Human Rights", 44 American University Law Review 1429-1471 (1995). The bibliography lists citations under four themes: International Protection, Regional Protection, Domestic Protection, and Specific Women's Issues. The text of the bibliography was created as part of the DIANA project.
The URL-minder is a free service that automatically monitors Internet sites selected by the user and provides e-mail notification when a registered site is updated. URL-minder can keep track of any Web resource accessible via HTTP, FTP, or Gopher. It is also possible to have URL-minder perform regular searches on some search engines and send the user e-mail when the search result changes. Webmasters can use URL-minder to encourage repeat visits from users by embedding the URL-minder registration form in their Web pages.
InfoSynthesis is a company that produces a CD-ROM containing full-text decisions of the United States Supreme Court in Folio Views format. At this site, billed as "an Internet resource for information on the U.S.Supreme Court," you can find information about this product, as well as texts of Supreme Court decisions from the current term which are available for downloading free of charge. The decisions are available in ASCII or WordPerfect format, and are posted within one week after being handed down.
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