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Cosgrove ConLaw Fall 2013

  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. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. The search results default to the most relevant first.
  6. 6. You can sort by date so that the most recent cases (within the past 5 years) appear first in the list.
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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”.
  9. 9. The actual official opinion of the Court comes after the Westlawattorney written summary.
  10. 10. The print options screen will default to printing ALL of the pages in the case.
  11. 11. To get back to the main Westlaw screen, click on WestlawNext in the upper left-hand corner.
  12. 12. FLAGS??? KeyCite
  13. 13. To see how these cases have used your case, click on “Most Detail.” Lawrence v. Texas has 9,452 cases that cite to it.
  14. 14. Headnotes 1,3 & 5 of Lawrence v. Texas are discussed extensively in these citing cases.
  15. 15. QUESTIONS? Contact Val Waldin at v.waldin@hvcc.edu or 518.629.7319 or Ask a Librarian !
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