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We carry out this vision by:

* Publishing law online, for free.
* Creating materials that help people understand law.
* Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law. We are a small research, engineering, and editorial group housed at the Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY. Our collaborators include publishers, legal scholars, computer scientists, government agencies, and other groups and individuals that promote open access to law, worldwide. Learn more about us (http://topics.law.cornell.edu/lii/about-lii ), and please help support our work (http://www.law.cornell.edu/donors ).

We carry out this vision by:

* Publishing law online, for free.
* Creating materials that help people understand law.
* Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law. We are a small research, engineering, and editorial group housed at the Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY. Our collaborators include publishers, legal scholars, computer scientists, government agencies, and other groups and individuals that promote open access to law, worldwide. Learn more about us (http://topics.law.cornell.edu/lii/about-lii ), and please help support our work (http://www.law.cornell.edu/donors ).

LII is beyond excited to welcome Nichole McCarthy, our first Original Content Collections Manager, to the team. Learn mo...
04/30/2021

LII is beyond excited to welcome Nichole McCarthy, our first Original Content Collections Manager, to the team. Learn more about our future plans and Nichole's role and background: https://blog.law.cornell.edu/blog/2021/04/29/fresh-lemonade-at-lii/

LII is beyond excited to welcome Nichole McCarthy, our first Original Content Collections Manager, to the team. Learn more about our future plans and Nichole's role and background: https://blog.law.cornell.edu/blog/2021/04/29/fresh-lemonade-at-lii/

Each year, Fastcase honors the most inspiring, courageous, and noteworthy innovators in law with the Fastcase 50 award. ...
04/05/2021
Fastcase 50 | Fastcase

Each year, Fastcase honors the most inspiring, courageous, and noteworthy innovators in law with the Fastcase 50 award. Nominate a deserving hero, friend or colleague, to be part of the annual Fastcase 50:
https://www.fastcase.com/fastcase50/

Honoring the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders. Lawyer or nonlawyer, techie or nontechie, anyone is eligible.

We celebrate International Women's Day with over 198 new entries in the Women and Justice collection, aimed at providing...
03/08/2021

We celebrate International Women's Day with over 198 new entries in the Women and Justice collection, aimed at providing access to international, regional, and domestic caselaw and legislation from around the world related to promoting gender justice and ending gender-based violence.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/women-and-justice

We celebrate International Women's Day with over 198 new entries in the Women and Justice collection, aimed at providing access to international, regional, and domestic caselaw and legislation from around the world related to promoting gender justice and ending gender-based violence.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/women-and-justice

On this day in 1969 The Supreme Court ruled that a prohibition against the wearing of armbands in public school, as a fo...
02/24/2021
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

On this day in 1969 The Supreme Court ruled that a prohibition against the wearing of armbands in public school, as a form of symbolic protest, violates the students' freedom of speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment.
https://www.oyez.org/cases/1968/21

A case in which the Court held that the suspension of students by a public school for wearing black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War violated their First Amendment rights.

The 2020-21 What’s Hot and What’s Not Survey is looking for input on developments in the world of legal tech.https://www...
02/18/2021
What's Hot and What's Not? Welcome to the Dewey B Strategic 2020-2021 Hits and Misses Survey

The 2020-21 What’s Hot and What’s Not Survey is looking for input on developments in the world of legal tech.
https://www.deweybstrategic.com/2021/02/whats-hot-and-whats-not-welcome-to-the-dewey-b-strategic-2020-2021-hits-and-misses-survey.html

Respond to the 2020-21 What's Hot and What's Not Survey here. Although the world was shut down by the pandemic, our friends in legal tech continued their

The Brandenburg test was established in Brandenburg v. Ohio, to determine when inflammatory speech intending to advocate...
02/12/2021
Brandenburg test

The Brandenburg test was established in Brandenburg v. Ohio, to determine when inflammatory speech intending to advocate illegal action can be restricted. Learn more from our legal encyclopedia:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/brandenburg_test

Overview The Brandenburg test was established in Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 US 444 (1969), to determine when inflammatory speech intending to advocate illegal action can be restricted. In the case, a KKK leader gave a speech at a rally to his fellow Klansmen, and after listing a number of derogatory r...

The Law Library of Congress is hosting a series of webinars designed to introduce legal sources and research techniques....
02/10/2021
Legal Research Institute | Law Library of Congress

The Law Library of Congress is hosting a series of webinars designed to introduce legal sources and research techniques. The next session will focus on U.S. Federal Statutes this Thursday, February 11th, and will provide an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
https://www.loc.gov/law/learning/us-webinars.php

The Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute provides training opportunities for legal research.

While it seems like much longer, we started off 2020 just a year ago by presenting the prior year as a series of signifi...
02/05/2021
LII in 2020: A By-The-Numbers Year in Review » LII Announce

While it seems like much longer, we started off 2020 just a year ago by presenting the prior year as a series of significant numbers. Without intending to minimize what we all went through since then, here’s 2020 “by the numbers” for LII:
https://blog.law.cornell.edu/blog/2021/02/05/lii-in-2020-a-by-the-numbers-year-in-review/

While it seems like much longer,  we started off 2020 just a year ago by presenting the prior year as a series of significant numbers.  Without intending to minimize what we all went through since then, here’s 2020 “by the numbers” for LII:

The LII ❤️ Libraries. The Talk Justice podcast talks about the ways librarians are helping close the justice gap even am...
01/21/2021
The Role Libraries Play in Closing the Justice Gap - Talk Justice An LSC Podcast

The LII ❤️ Libraries. The Talk Justice podcast talks about the ways librarians are helping close the justice gap even amid the challenges of the pandemic.
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1263272/6896327

In this episode of Talk Justice, LSC Vice President for Grants Management Lynn Jennings hosts a conversation on how libraries can help close the justice gap. She is joined by Brooke Doyle, project coordinator at WebJunction; Emily Florio, senior r...

2020 brought on a major milestone for the LII - we helped 39 million people find and understand the law, the highest num...
01/15/2021
Institute breaks record in 2020, making laws easy to access | Cornell Chronicle

2020 brought on a major milestone for the LII - we helped 39 million people find and understand the law, the highest number in our Institute's history. 2021 has already set new records with our two highest traffic days as well.
https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/01/institute-breaks-record-2020-making-laws-easy-access

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a pioneer in providing open access to U.S. legal information online, welcomed more than 39 million unique visitors to its website during a year of major headlines.

Check out the 3rd annual Cornell Law Apps Showcase featuring work by students in the Delivering Legal Services Through T...
01/12/2021
CORNELL SHOWCASE 2020

Check out the 3rd annual Cornell Law Apps Showcase featuring work by students in the Delivering Legal Services Through Technology course. Our very own Sylvia Kwakye joined a panel of judges to determine the winners in several categories.
https://cornell.neotalogic.com/a/Showcase2020-RECAP?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=105558705&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8cO7y76M8nK87VgKEhGXbhOoKr_qYBCdwglzfAsplK17sQRg9EAU_YIZ2d0qbhNRhrpBWYHYUIX68sr7wr-o_YlHmhnw&utm_content=105558705&utm_source=hs_email

Judges Meredith Williams-Range - Chief Knowledge and Client Value Officer, Shearman & Sterling LLPRon Friedmann - Senior Director Analyst, GartnerSylvia Kwakye - Text Systems & Data Science Specialist, Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law Students Trade Secret Protection EvaluatorMatthew Bedford...

01/06/2021

LII is hiring! We're looking for folks with experience in library science, civics education, information science, law, or related fields, and a passion for expanding access to legal information, to lead our Original Content Collections. Come join our team and help bring free access to law to over 30 million people every year!
https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Original-Content-Collections-Manager--Legal-Information-Institute---Cornell-Law-School_WDR-00024451-1

Chief Justice Roberts issued his 2020 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary. It was an eventful year for him, one tha...
01/01/2021
Chief Justice Praises the Courts’ Responses to the Pandemic

Chief Justice Roberts issued his 2020 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary. It was an eventful year for him, one that included presiding over the impeachment trial of President Trump, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the arrival of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. In reaction to the pandemic, the Supreme Court also embarked on a bold experiment, hearing arguments by telephone and letting the public listen in, both firsts.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/31/us/supreme-court-coronavirus.html

In a year that included an impeachment trial, the death of a colleague and the arrival of a new one, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s year-end report focused on the health crisis.

In this episode of LawNext, Tim Stanley and Stacy Stern discuss how they came to start FindLaw, the sale to West, starti...
12/21/2020
LawNext: The Founders of Findlaw and Justia on 25 Years of Making Law Free

In this episode of LawNext, Tim Stanley and Stacy Stern discuss how they came to start FindLaw, the sale to West, starting again with Justia, their future plans, and their thoughts on the progress we’ve made in 25 years of providing free access to law.
https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2020/12/lawnext-the-founders-of-findlaw-and-justia-on-25-years-of-making-law-free.html

Twenty-five years ago, in the still-fledgling days of the web, the husband-and-wife team of Tim Stanley and Stacy Stern founded FindLaw and quickly

The LII is hiring! Come join our team as our Original Content Collections Manager, overseeing all collections of origina...
12/17/2020

The LII is hiring! Come join our team as our Original Content Collections Manager, overseeing all collections of original content on the LII website and the people who create that content. We're looking for folks with experience in library science, civics education, information science, law, or related fields, and a passion for expanding access to legal information.
https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Original-Content-Collections-Manager--Legal-Information-Institute---Cornell-Law-School_WDR-00024451-1

In the midst of all the chaos this year, the Supreme Court did something remarkable. We’ve already told you about Georgi...
12/11/2020
“First Class Readers” » LII Announce

In the midst of all the chaos this year, the Supreme Court did something remarkable. We’ve already told you about Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org and its impact on opening up state-law materials; but, now is the perfect time to look a little more closely at what the Court said and why it was so good to hear.

https://blog.law.cornell.edu/blog/2020/12/11/first-class-readers/

In the midst of all the chaos this year, the United States Supreme Court did something remarkable. We’ve already told you about Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org and its impact on opening up state-law materials; but, now is the perfect time to look a little more closely at what the Court said and why...

The bill seeks to provide free access to federal court documents filed on PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Recor...
12/10/2020
House of Representatives Passes the Open Courts Act of 2020 to Make PACER Free

The bill seeks to provide free access to federal court documents filed on PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). PACER currently requires 10 cent fees per search and 10 cent fees per page, with a $3 cap on documents. The Open Courts Act of 2020 would require creation of a new PACER system free for public use.
https://news.justia.com/house-of-representatives-passes-the-open-courts-act-of-2020-to-make-pacer-free/

The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 8235: the Open Courts Act of 2020 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The bill seeks to provide free access to federal court documents filed on PACER (...

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed annually on December 7th to remember and honor the 2,403 United States...
12/07/2020
36 U.S. Code § 129 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed annually on December 7th to remember and honor the 2,403 United States citizens who were killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/36/129

In subsection (b)(2), the words “departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States Government” are substituted for “Federal agencies” for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.

Over 30 million people rely on the Legal Information Institute each year to find and understand the laws that govern the...
12/01/2020

Over 30 million people rely on the Legal Information Institute each year to find and understand the laws that govern them. If you can, please help us this Giving Tuesday! Today only, every gift we receive will be matched twice by a generous group of supporters. We're a small operation with costs of a top website: servers, staff and programs. If the LII is useful to you, please take one minute to show your support and triple your gift.
https://give.law.cornell.edu/give/104805/#!/donation/checkout

This Veterans Day, we extend our gratitude to those who have served our country, including our very own Co-Director Crai...
11/11/2020

This Veterans Day, we extend our gratitude to those who have served our country, including our very own Co-Director Craig Newton!

For our latest look behind the curtain we track 18 U.S. Code § 594.Intimidation of voters, to spot how current events sh...
11/02/2020
Anatomy of a Traffic Spike: When a Spike is Just a Bump » LII Announce

For our latest look behind the curtain we track 18 U.S. Code § 594.Intimidation of voters, to spot how current events shape the traffic of a legal information website:
https://blog.law.cornell.edu/blog/2020/10/27/anatomy-of-a-traffic-spike-when-a-spike-is-just-a-bump/

On Thursday August 20, 2020 President Trump said he would send law enforcement officials to polling locations for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. But our traffic shows that 18 U.S.C. § 594, the federal statute outlawing voter intimidation, was already on people’s minds. Beginning on August 13,...

LII Co-Director Craig Newton shares his experiences solving actual legal research questions using only online Free Law t...
10/29/2020
Free Legal Research in Action » LII Announce

LII Co-Director Craig Newton shares his experiences solving actual legal research questions using only online Free Law tools in our latest blog feature. We hope this will give you some new insight into what other important and impressive free legal research tools are out there. It might also perhaps even spark an idea or two about how to use them.
https://blog.law.cornell.edu/blog/2020/10/27/free-legal-research-in-action/

Dear Reader:Here’s a new feature in our newsletter where I share my experiences solving actual legal research questions using only online Free Law tools.   We hope this will give you some new insight into what other important and impressive free legal research tools are out there.  It might also...

Despite all that’s happening, we at the Legal Information Institute continue to be in the fortunate position of finding ...
10/28/2020
LII Quarterly Update – What’s New with Us » LII Announce

Despite all that’s happening, we at the Legal Information Institute continue to be in the fortunate position of finding new opportunities among the chaos. Catch up with what we've been up to these last few months.
https://blog.law.cornell.edu/blog/2020/10/27/lii-quarterly-update-whats-new-with-us/

Despite all that’s happening, we at the Legal Information Institute continue to be in the fortunate position of finding new opportunities among the chaos. In September we set new single-month records for users (4.148M), sessions (6.035M), and pageviews (14.827M). Our traffic continues to track the...

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18 U.S. Code § 2102. Definitions U.S. Code Notes prev next (a) As used in this chapter, the term “riot” means a public disturbance involving (1) an act or acts of violence by one or more persons part of an assemblage of three or more persons, which act or acts shall constitute a clear and present danger of, or shall result in, damage or injury to the property of any other person or to the person of any other individual or (2) a threat or threats of the commission of an act or acts of violence by one or more persons part of an assemblage of three or more persons having, individually or collectively, the ability of immediate ex*****on of such threat or threats, where the performance of the threatened act or acts of violence would constitute a clear and present danger of, or would result in, damage or injury to the property of any other person or to the person of any other individual. (b) As used in this chapter, the term “to incite a riot”, or “to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot”, includes, but is not limited to, urging or instigating other persons to riot, but shall not be deemed to mean the mere oral or written (1) advocacy of ideas or (2) expression of belief, not involving advocacy of any act or acts of violence or assertion of the rightness of, or the right to commit, any such act or acts. (Added Pub. L. 90–284, title I, § 104(a), Apr. 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 76.)
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Many on Facebook thinks Trump broke this amendment or should be tried. He never had due process. So quit using this to mislead people
Trump cannot / should not(be able to) pardon himself and his corrupt family.
Cornell Law School (EDU Conflicts of interest) ?. Someone Stole My WebSites: Can I Sue ? Your website was redirected by WHO, why and under who's legal Authority ?. 4.64.147.33 at 2003, 20 June (RULES CHANGER?). The use of IP addresses in URLs ?. 4.4.8.8 reverse ip 8.8.4.4 GOOGLE DNS ? 19970605 uci edu vs stanford.google.com ?. http://sunnygrenada.com (2002 to 20040212 ?)
Cornell Law School (EDU Conflicts of interest) ?. Someone Stole My WebSites: Can I Sue ? Your website was redirected by WHO, why and under who's legal Authority ?. 4.64.147.33 at 2003, 20 June (RULES CHANGER?). The use of IP addresses in URLs ?. 4.4.8.8 reverse ip 8.8.4.4 GOOGLE DNS ? 19970605 uci edu vs stanford.google.com ?. http://sunnygrenada.com (2002 to 20040212 ?)
18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the ex*****on of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
a good site for information....https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment ''First Amendment The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government." Learn more... Primary tabs Amendment I "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievance"
check out US Supreme Court case Marsh vs. Alabama for ruling on private companies and free speech and commerce.