Daily Archives: Wednesday 9 January 2013

LRAW Notes: Federal Statutes

Us Code Beta Site


This week, our focus is on federal statutes. The U.S. House of Representatives is the keeper of the U.S. Code. Their new beta site is much easier to use. It has a nice Popular Name Tool. You can also retrieve a statute by citation, browse the table of contents, and search for statutes by subject.

The beta site also provides a link to the official, authenticated U.S. Code on the Government Printing Office’s (GPO’s) Federal Digital System (FDsys) website. FDsys is not as easy to use, so you may want to search for the statute on the House’s website and then retrieve it on FDsys.


Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

On Friday, GideonJanuary 18th at 10:30am, the ABA Section of Litigation is streaming a live program commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark case recognizing the right to appointed counsel for indigent criminal defendants.  The program is open to all, and viewers can participate by submitting questions via the web during the program.  Speakers will include notable scholars and an exonerated death row inmate.  For more information and to access the program on January 18th, go the Section’s webpage.  Check it out!