Presidents’ Day: Part 1, Abraham Lincoln on WestlawNext

February 17, 2012

An amusing customer Tweet has stuck with me:  “If I was 10, I’d spend hours ‘Nexting’ all sorts of interesting legal terms.”

With Presidents’ Day coming up, I thought I’d try “Nexting” our two presidential birthday honorees.  With the most comprehensive collection of case law and other legal sources at my fingertips, and the WestSearch engine in gear, here are some interesting results and the West Key Numbers for case law.

WestlawNext search Abraham Lincoln in jurisdictions Illinois and All Federal:

  • 16 U.S.C.A. § 217b, the Statute designating Lincoln’s birthplace as a National Historical Landmark.

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Watch for Part 2 on Tuesday Feb. 21, with results from a search of George Washington.