Friday, April 24, 2009

Don't cite to Wikipedia!

Reported from . . .

Case reversed for allowing Wikipedia entry as evidence

By Paul Lomio

From the

Bergen judge reversed for allowing Wikipedia entry as evidence

By Jerry DeMarco

North Jersey Crime Examiner

A Bergen County judge mistakenly let a collection company lawyer cover a gap in evidence against a credit-card holder by using a Wikipedia page, a state appeals court has ruled.
. . .
“Such a malleable source of information is inherently unreliable and clearly not one whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned,” they added.

Easy Access to Federal Documents

The GPO (Government Printing Office) has released their new database of federal documents. "FDSys" as it is called, provides quick and easy access to:
  • Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 to Present)
  • Congressional Bills (103rd Congress to Present)
  • Congressional Documents (104th Congress to Present)
  • Congressional Hearings (105th Congress to Present)
  • Congressional Record (1994 to Present)
  • Congressional Reports (104th Congress to Present)
  • Federal Register (1994 to Present)
  • Public and Private Laws (104th Congress to Present)
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

CEB's OnLaw Database Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that the law library has subscribed to CEB's OnLaw, their online database that provides access to all of their current treatises and section reporters. OnLaw includes forms and links to referenced codes and cases, and provides access to the CEB Business Law Library, Criminal Law Library, Estate Planning Library, Family Law Library, Litigation Library and the Real Property Law Library.

You can access OnLaw by going to our page here:, scroll down and click on "CEB OnLaw." If you are accessing this from off-campus, you will be prompted for your name and GGU user id.

OnLaw is available to current law faculty and students only.