Cosgrove WLN Con Law Spring 2014

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Cosgrove WLN Con Law Spring 2014

  1. 1. WESTLAWNEXT Constitutional Law – Cosgrove Militano
  2. 2. This is what you see when you first open WestlawNext! The search box is designed like Google for simplicity. 24/7 assistance
  3. 3. Here you have the text of the 4th Amendment, AND case law interpreting the 4th Amendment. Click on any of these links.
  4. 4. Click here for case law on these topics.
  5. 5. Case law explaining this aspect of the 4th Amendment: seizure of persons generally
  6. 6. In Westlaw, whatever court you are in, you will retrieve the ten most recent cases decided by that court.
  7. 7. We obtained 22 U.S. Supreme Court cases. Select “Most Detail” to get a view of how your search terms are used in the cases.
  8. 8. Your search terms are highlighted with sufficient detail to help you determine which case you should select. Secondary sources to help you interpret the cases and legal concepts
  9. 9. The search results default to the most relevant first.
  10. 10. You can sort by date so that the most recent cases (within the past 5 years) appear first in the list.
  11. 11. Let’s pick the Windsor case. Initial summary with background information and holding(s) written by Westlaw attorney-editors to help you understand the official opinion
  12. 12. 1. A court issues an opinion in a case. 2. A copy of the case is obtained by West, where attorney-editors read the cases and pick out the points of law or legal issues in the case. 3. These legal issues or points of law are summarized in a “headnote”.
  13. 13. The actual official opinion of the Court comes after the Westlawattorney written summary.
  14. 14. The print options screen will default to printing ALL of the pages in the case.
  15. 15. QUESTIONS? Contact Val Waldin at v.waldin@hvcc.edu or 518.629.7319 or Ask a Librarian !

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