Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice.
Research & Writing
Is That In– or Un–?
The question of –able or –ible a few weeks ago got me thinking of other spelling conundrums. Is a course of action inadvisable or unadvisable? Either, actually – but usage is changing and now seems to favour inadvisable. Is there a rule for determining this? …
Surprising as it may be, of the available free sources for American case law, there may be none better than Google Scholar. For starters, check out the main search screen – “Case law” is one of two main searches you can do (alongside “Articles). Once you have selected Case law, you get a list of higher-level courts for all 50 states, all Federal Court circuits, and of course, the U.S. Supreme Court. …