About this time of year we begin getting requests for help developing topics for papers. While we have several different resources that can be helpful, one that I like to show first is BNA. BNA (now Bloomberg BNA) produces a number of daily and weekly reports on cutting edge topics in a variety of areas of the law. These publications are a great place to go to find recent court cases or legislation in areas such as bankruptcy, employment discrimination, health law, and white collar crime to name a few. Another popular BNA resource is United States Law Week, which has a feature detailing recent circuit splits. Email alerts are available for many BNA resources so you can keep up to date with what’s going on. A list (with links) to all the BNA material the law library subscribes to is available here.
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- 10th Circuit holds defendant’s failure to file reply brief allows government to meet speedy trial deadline.
- 10th Circuit holds government ignorance of proper procedure to move to reduce sentence cannot overcome lack of jurisdiction and revives suit for wrongful maligning of fired municipal employee.
- Utah Supreme Court upholds changes to initiative process; adopts pleading rule for breach of contract cases; issues two other decisions.
- Utah Court of Appeals adopts standard for affidavits in actual innocence cases and issues eight other decisions