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Archive for September 21st, 2018

Sagers Publishes in Harvard Online Forum on Antitrust and the Kavanaugh Nomination

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, published a long essay on the online forum of the Harvard Law & Policy Review, surveying the opinions of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in antitrust and related areas. He argues that those opinions display an inconsistent approach to interpreting precedent, and suggests that they do not speak well of his more general approach to judging.

One-Stop Searching for Social Media from Federal Officials on ProQuest Congressional

ProQuest Congressional is fantastic for finding information regarding government documents, especially compiled legislative histories, as we have written about before. A lesser-known feature of the product is the ability to search the social media of public officials.

From the home page, go to Social Media. There you can search what members of Congress and Federal Agency officials are posting on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, and press releases. Search by individual or enter specific search terms.

A good strategy is to use this feature in conjunction with tracking legislation, or discovering what officials said in the past when legislation was being considered.