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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is providing public access to the newly discovered audio tape recording of conversations between various individuals in Washington and Air Force One pilots and officials on board during the flight from Dallas to Andrews Air Force Base following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Available here on FDsys, this digitized version of the two hour and twenty-two minute recording was donated to the National Archives by the Raab Collection. The tapes were found among other papers and memorabilia of Army Gen. Chester "Ted" Clifton, Jr., who served as senior military aide to President Kennedy. The White House Communications Agency (WHCA) provided the tapes to Gen. Clifton. The conversations were captured by WHCA, which routed all phone calls and radio traffic. The recording includes references to new code names and incidents, among them are:
- A private conversation by head of the Secret Service Jerry Behn about the disposition of the President's body.
- An expanded conversation about how to remove the President's body from the plane and where to take it.
- An urgent effort by an aide to Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis LeMay to reach General Clifton; and attempts to locate various Congressmen from Texas.
In his new book, Yale Law School Dean and the Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law Robert C. Post shows that the familiar understanding of the First Amendment, which stresses the "marketplace of ideas" and which holds that "everyone is entitled to an opinion," is inadequate to create and preserve the expert knowledge that is necessary for a modern democracy to thrive.
Book Talk: Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World full of Men.
Meet the author, Mara Hvistendahl, and listen to a conversation about her new book, an impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them. Copies of the book available in the library here.
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Library of Congress have teamed up in the creation of a new iPad application (app) that provides users with mobile access to the daily Congressional Record. The link for the new app is here or you can search in the App Store for "The Congressional Record."
The Congressional Record is the official compilation of the proceedings and debates of Congress. GPO makes this publication available everyday that Congress is in session in print form and online. The Law Library subscribes to the Congressional Record in various formats, see our Legislative History Guide for more information.
Predecessors to the Congressional Record are the Annals of Congress (1789 - 1824), Register of debates (1824 - 1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833 – 1873). These are all available in the Library of Congress' web collection, A Century of Lawmaking, Proquest Congressional and in HeinOnline.
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stay abreast of the latest legal news, resources and career advice here. Popular Yale Law School twitter accounts include:
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Monday, January 16th, 2012.
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. via L3;
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. via L2.
NO Reference or Circulation Desk Services
The Guardian News law team named Representing Justice: The Creation and Fragility of Courts in Democracies by Yale Law professors Judith Resnik and Dennis E Curtis one of the best legal reads of 2011. To learn more about the book, including reviewing the table of contents, select images from the book and viewing online discussions of the book, please click here.
Effective the same period of January 4 through January 18, admission to the Law Library will be limited to Law School affiliates, University faculty, and Law Library pass holders. (Passes will be given to non-law students doing legal research and presenting a letter from a faculty member or college dean.)
During this restricted period, law students must show their ID card with the Law School sticker every time they enter the library to gain admission to the Law Library.
The library monitors will be intending conscientiously to enforce this policy so please help them by having your card when you come to the library. If for some reason you do not have the Law School sticker on your card, you can get one from the Registrar's Office. In general, we ask for your cooperation with staff who will be implementing the rules in the stressful environment that exams create for all of us.
Restrictions must always be implemented with caution because we are committed to participating in the University community. If you have suggestions about these policies, please feel free to communicate them to Fred Shapiro, Associate Librarian for Collections and Access.