Monthly Archives: May 2010

Nolo’s U.S. Supreme Court Center is Now in Session

For centuries, U.S. Supreme Court decisions have shaped everything from Congress’s powers to individual rights, and almost every legal issue in between. Some would even argue that one Supreme Court decision effectively elected a President. Now, Nolo is happy to announce the launch of the U.S. Supreme Court Center, your one-stop shop for full-text decisions from the nation’s top court. Every one of them is free and at your fingertips, from 1791 all the way through the current term.

You can browse Nolo’s new U.S. Supreme Court Center by year or by volume, or just check out the most recent decisions from the High Court — on the day they’re handed down no less.

All rise! Check out Nolo’s new U.S. Supreme Court Center now!

Here are a few cases that may ring a bell — just a small sample of what the new U.S. Supreme Court Center has to offer:

  • Brown v. Board of Education (1954) – This landmark civil rights decision made sure that the days of “separate but equal” were numbered.
  • Miranda v. Arizona (1966) – You may not know the case, but you know the police drill it spawned: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say may be used against you…”
  • Roe v. Wade (1973) – Everyone knows the decision is the dividing line on abortion rights, but how much controversy can be found in the opinion itself?
  • Bush v. Gore (2000) – Was it judicious jurisprudence or pure politics in the wake of the 2000 Presidential election? You be the judge.

Nolo.com Adds Dozens of New Legal Topics

Visitors to Nolo.com know about our hundreds of free articles and FAQs, covering everything from Accidents & Injuries to Wills, Trusts & Estates — always accurate, up to date, and written in plain English. Now there’s even more to love. This week, Nolo announces the addition of dozens of new legal topics to our free online content, to keep you on top of the latest changes to the legal landscape.

So, what are some of the new topics now online at Nolo.com? Here are some highlights:

  • Dangerous Products and Drugs – The latest on Chinese drywall, dangerous drugs like Seroquel, and much more.
  • Crimes In-Depth – Definitions and real-world examples of criminal offenses including theft, drug crimes, and manslaughter.
  • Contracts – Contract terminology explained, common types of agreements, contract disputes, and more.
  • Health Insurance & Health Care Expenses – Understanding your health coverage, the new health care reform bill, and what to do if you dispute a decision under your health plan.
  • Collecting Unemployment Benefits – Eligibility for unemployment compensation, how much you may get, and how to appeal a denial of benefits.

Other new additions to Nolo.com include Asbestos, Chemicals & Toxic Torts, Asylum & Refugee Status, Expungement & Criminal Records, Social Security Disability, and Your Right to Time Off Work. Check out our View More page for a snapshot of everything we’ve got covered at Nolo.com.

Nolo Author Peri Pakroo on The Huffington Post

We’re proud to announce that Nolo author Peri Pakroo, who specializes in legal and start-up issues for businesses, is now adding her expertise to a little news and commentary website called The Huffington Post.

Check out Peri’s first contribution to The Huffington Post: Six Tips for Women Entrepreneurs.

Peri is the author of Nolo books including the new Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit and Starting and Building a Non-Profit. For more from Peri, including business start-up and management tips, and advice on living the self-employed life, visit her blog at www.peripakroo.com.