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THE REFERENCE BLOG

  • Supreme Judicial Court struck down an initiative petition known as the Fair Share Amendment

    Posted: Jun 19, 2018
    On Monday, the Supreme Judicial Court struck down an initiative petition known as the Fair Share Amendment which sought to amend art. 44 of the Massachusetts Constitution. The proposal was slated for this November’s election and would have allowed raising the tax on incomes above $1 million (the “Millionaire’s Tax”), with the new revenue to be dedicated for the purposes of education and transportation. Read Full Article
  • LGBT Rights in the June Collection Spotlight

    Posted: Jun 01, 2018
    For Pride Month, the Library is highlighting collection resources on the history of gay rights legislation and litigation as well as books with practice advice for attorneys representing gay clients in business, employment and family matters. Read Full Article
  • Getting the Most out of HeinOnline

    Posted: Jun 01, 2018
    Your HeinOnline subscription through the Social Law Library gives you instant access to millions of legal documents. But because HeinOnline has such a wealth of material, it can be overwhelming to formulate and run a search—and no one has time to sift through thousands of results in the off chance that one of them is exactly on point. Read Full Article
  • Fastcase – Search United States Primary Law from Your Office

    Posted: May 01, 2018
    Need primary law from a jurisdiction other than Massachusetts? Our Fastcase database has appellate-level decisions for all fifty states and federal district and appellate courts. Fastcase also has keyword-searchable versions of the United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations as well as many states’ statutes and regulations. Fastcase even annotates statutes by automatically linking to cases that have cited to them. Read Full Article
  • Year-Round Tax Guidance

    Posted: Apr 03, 2018
    Time is short: tax returns are due in a couple of weeks. But Social Law members with last-minute tax questions have access to a wealth of resources on federal, state and local taxation not only now, but all year long. This month we’re highlighting our vast collection of reporters, treatises, legislative histories, and more that can guide you in resolving tax issues for families, businesses and non-profit organizations. Read Full Article