Saturday, April 10, 2010

United States Report Blog (news politics and opinion, legal)


MY RECOMMENDATION: No - unsuitable for Kindle

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: United States Report Blog, by Lennox Publishing


BLOG DESCRIPTION: This blog has daily updated contents about supreme court cases and laws, such as legal terms and history.

MY REVIEW: There was a one month gap between "The Religion Clauses" posted on March 8, and Parties in Supreme Court Cases, published on April 10. Perhaps the blog was looking for a new blogger, and has found one in Leopold Wilson.

I would say that this is an excellent blog for lawyers, or those interested in the law, or the activities of the Supreme Court. There is a reservation about subscribing to it via the Kindle, however. On my Kindle, running system 3.3, I do not get the complete article, but rather a few sentences and an ellipsis saying that there's more to come. However, the ellipsis isn't an active link.

I have a suspicion that the latest Kindle operating system 3.3.3, may fix this problem, but I'm not really sure. [Kindle supposedly sends out their system upgrades to people on a regular basis - I have yet to receive such an upgrade.)

So what I'd suggest is that if you're interested in the topic, subscribe to it on their 14-day free trial. If yiou find that it is indeed not suitable for the Kindle (and I'm leaning toward thinking its not, frankly), unsubscribe and no harm done.

Sample post:
Parties in Supreme Court Cases

There are two parties in a legal proceeding. In a United States Supreme Court case, one can always find out this information from the abbreviation of the case title.

One by whom a lawsuit is brought can be called as plaintiff, or appellant, or petitioner; one against whom a lawsuit is brought can be called as respondent, or appellee, or defendant.

- when seeking discretionary review by writ of certiorari, two parties are referred as petitioner and respondent;

- when invoking the court’s original jurisdiction as provided for in the U.S. Constitution, two parties are referred as plaintiff and defendant;

- when direct review is provided for by federal statute, two parties are referred as appellant and appellee.

--Parties in Supreme Court Cases
--The Religion Clauses: Major Supreme Court Cases (to be completed)
--Judicial Opinions
--a strick neutrality approach
--Case Summary: Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)

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Winged Victory: Women in Aviation
Volcano Seven: Treasure Hunters and Treasure Hunting

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