The Daily Universe: BYU Law creates language database to help interpret Constitution. BYU is Brigham Young University. “This database is called the Corpus of Founding Era American English, also known as COFEA. ‘Corpus’ refers to a collection of written texts on a particular subject. The corpus holds founding-era documents that can be used by legal professionals for free as a tool to make educated legal decisions.”
Library of Congress: New Website Makes the U.S. Constitution Searchable with Supreme Court Interpretations Throughout History. “With advanced search tools and a modern user-friendly interface, the new website makes the 3,000 pages of the Constitution Annotated fully searchable and accessible for the first time to online audiences – including Congress, legal scholars, law students and anyone interested in U.S. constitutional law.”
Larry Ferlazzo is maintaining a list resources for learning about the immigration ban of the current administration. “Here’s a beginning list of resources related to them – I’ll be adding more over the weekend and into the future (you might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day and The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us)…”
I have mentioned Kevin Savetz and his “printable” Web sites in ResearchBuzz from time to time. Now he has a printables site for the US Constitution and other documents. “This site offers free, printable versions of the founding documents of our Republic, including the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, and other rights laid out by America’s founders.”
Now available: an online library providing information about the First Amendment. “…an organization dedicated to defending the rights of students, staff and faculty on college campuses has launched its own online library with the goal of helping ‘the public’s understanding of the First Amendment.’ The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) said it created the ‘First Amendment Library’ for use by anyone — students, attorneys, law clerks, judges, journalists — who wants to learn more about the amendment.” Contents include a timeline and a database of Supreme Court cases.