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The LLoC's new guide to resources on Elena Kagen

Elena Kagen - Law Library of Congress

Whether you are a policy wonk (I am), a Supreme Court groupie (got me again), or just interested in the way the nation's highest court helps shape our society (yep), this new page from the LLoC will be very useful as we gear up for Elena Kagen's Senate confirmation hearings.

This guide links to the books and articles she has written, the Congressional documents concerning her last judicial nomination, her oral arguments before the Supreme Court, and an extensive collection of web sites a

"I'm just a Bill..."

Ever hear a news story on the radio about a new bill introduced in Congress and wonder what the bill actually proposes? Well, I do.

Parsing Inaugural Words

The New York Times has an interesting web feature up right now that presents a timeline of all of the presidential Inaugural addresses from 1789 on.  While that is pretty useful in itself, this site is particularly interesting because it shows you a tag cloud of the frequently used words in each speech.  It's a great way to quickly survey the changing language and themes.

The page is available here: Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present.

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