February 21, 2012
WestlawNext provides legal insight of myriad types among its comprehensive content, so last week I took the suggestion of a customer who Tweeted, “If I was 10, I’d spend hours ‘Nexting’ all sorts of interesting legal terms.” (read the results of my Nexting inquiry into President Lincoln).
Here are some interesting results that the WestSearch engine returned from a search of George Washington in All State and Federal content:
- We cannot talk of our first President and U.S. law without mentioning three founding documents,all two clicks from the homepage of WestlawNext. Click the Federal Materials tab, then United States Code Annotated where you’ll find:
- Statute § 58.1-3607 of West’s Annotated Code of Virginia, exempting Washington’s boyhood home, Ferry Farm (and several historical locations) from property taxes in Virginia.
- This appellate Brief cites three personal letters written by George Washington to the Continental Congress. In this brief petitioning the Supreme Court to hear the case Eleanor Sebastian, et al. v. The United States, “et al.” includes the Retired Officers Association alongside 29 other uniformed services and Veterans organizations.
West Key Numbers:
34 Armed Forces – 5(6) Pay and allowances
34 Armed Forces – 5(8) Judicial intervention or review
92 Constitutional Law – 2501 Armed services
170A Federal Civil Procedure – 1832 Matters considered in general
170A Federal Civil Procedure – 1838 Pleading over
170B Federal Courts – 817 Parties; pleading
- 16 U.S.C.A. § 442, the Statute designating President George Washington’s birthplace as a National Historical Landmark.
- New Jersey Statutes Annotated 32:1-82, ensuring that no action will be taken—or any monies provided—for the construction of the monumental double-layer George Washington Bridge until the State of New York has passed a parallel law and provided equal finds.
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