Now you can set up a password to read TaxNotes publications on their spiffy new site.
To sign up:
Make sure you’re on the UCI Law network (either on a desktop at the Law School, or logged into the VPN.)
Click “SIGN IN” in the blue menu bar area towards the top left.
Follow the steps to register.
You must be within the law library’s IP range for the initial sign up. But after signing up, you can use your ID and password to access Taxnotes.com anywhere.
The sign up process only takes a minute, and you can select specific tax topics of interest. There’s a short video for sign-up help at www.taxnotes.com/user#help-login-ip (skip ahead to around the 30 second mark to skip the intro.)
July was an eclectic month for new books, with subjects ranging from grocery store law, to a history of legal aid in the U.S., to law in the work of philosopher Slavoj Žižek.
One of our new books is Dying with Dignity by Professor Giza Lopes. Assisted death has been in the statewide news this month1 as the California legislature reconsiders right-to-die legislation, and UCI is hosting a public debate on Doctor Assisted Suicide in September with Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and School of Medicine Professor Aaron Kheriaty. Dying with Dignity provides historical and comparative context for the issue. From the publisher’s abstract:
“Spanning a period from 1906 to the present day, [the book] examines how and why pleas for legalization of “euthanasia” made at the beginning of the 20th century were transmuted into the physician-assisted suicide laws in existence today, in the United States as well as around the world. After an introductory section that discusses the phenomenon of “medicalization” of death, author Giza Lopes, PhD, covers the history of the legal development of “aid-in-dying” in the United States, focusing on case studies from the late 1900s to today, then addresses assisted death in select European nations. The concluding section discusses what the past legal developments and decisions could portend for the future of assisted death.”
(Sadly, no update yet for ProQuest Digital Microfilm. This is the handiest campus resource for full-page scans of some of the biggest US papers: Barron’s, LA Times, NY Times, WSJ, and Washington Post, starting in 2008.)
Help us folks at the service counter by flashing your UCI Law keychain as you enter the Law Library, so we know you’re a UCI law student. If you don’t yet have one of the nifty green and white keychains, stop by the service counter and pick yours up.
Everybody at the Law Library will get to recognize law students as the school year goes on. But for now, please help all of us at the Service Counter with our visitor policies, so that the library remains a comfortable place to study and collaborate.
In July, the California Legislative Information site announced that their online versions of California legal information would be authenticated for the California Constitution, California statutes, and California Codes.
Journal editors: note Bluebook Rule 18.2., which (in the 20th edition) addresses states’ ongoing evolution toward providing (free) statutes online, in various flavors of “authenticated” and “official.” Also note that the Law Library continues to collect and update (expensive) commercial versions of annotated California statutes by Lexis (Deering’s) and West.
Interested in the topic of California legislative information online? There’s a long Q&A (which they call a FAQ, and which is in PDF format) about Electronic Legal Materials Authentication and Preservation, linked from the California Legislative Information FAQ atleginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/home.xhtml