Category Archives: Historical Legal Research

Justice is Done: George Stinney Jr.’s 70 Year Old Conviction is Vacated

In 2013, the siblings of electrocuted defendant, George Stinney, Jr., filed a Motion for a New Trial and a Petition for a Writ of Coram Nobis.  Bishop Charles Stinney, Catherine Stinney Robinson, and Amie Ruffner retained South Carolina attorneys Matt … Continue reading

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Good Reads: Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings

Former Mount Pleasant resident and Georgia born author, Sue Monk Kidd, recently published The Invention of Wings.  The novel is a fictionalized account of former Charleston, South Carolina resident, Sarah Grimke, an abolitionist and feminist born before her time.  Opening in … Continue reading

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ProQuest Congressional & Legislative Insight

  The library recently acquired updates to the ProQuest Congressional database.  It also obtained a new database, ProQuest Legislative Insight. Insight provides access to compiled federal legislative histories with PDF documents.   Comprehensive coverage is attempted but some documents are not available.  Coverage … Continue reading

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CourtListener

Check out CourtListener, a non-profit website that makes cases and accompanying alerts available, at no charge, to legal researchers.  Developed by Michael Lissner as part of his thesis in 2010 for his degree at the University of California, Berkeley School … Continue reading

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Rare Editions

The Harvard Law School law library is digitizing many of its unique resources, providing greater public access to the materials.  A recent project is the digitization of the student notebooks from the Litchfield Law School.  Considered to be the first … Continue reading

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Need to Find South Carolina Law?

The librarians have created research guides called Libguides to help you find the resources you need. Keeping pace with the library as it works to build its South Carolina collection, the South Carolina Legal Research guide leads you to, among … Continue reading

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