Here’s a round-up of our Administrative Law research resources:
Not as obscure as you might think – and definitely in the public interest:
Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5 (from Legal Research Plus, with links to Fed Register)
“Today, the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) published its final rule on incorporation by reference. See Incorporation by Reference, 79 Fed. Reg. 66,267 (Nov. 7, 2014). The Freedom of Information Act allows agencies to incorporate by reference into federal regulations extrinsic materials that are “reasonably available to the class of persons affected.” 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(1). ….
You can link to this Superseded OAR grid from our What’s New and our Document Index (under the letter O) pages and – wonk alert – see a picture of first page of the first Oregon Administrative Rule Bulletin, from May 1, 1958.
Thank you to all the librarians who helped me compile this grid!
And remember, It’s Not All Online.
Justice Bedsworth, in A Criminal Waste of Space, August 2014:
“Deciding Between Comfort Animals and Comfort Food,” by Justice William W. Bedsworth
Excerpt: “Edward O. Wilson is a biologist. A very perceptive biologist. He sums up the human condition this way, “We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.”
For all the talk about “it’s all online,” we recently noticed that the Oregon Attorney General’s Administrative Law Manual and Uniform and Model Rules of Procedure under the APA is still available only in print.
(We keep a “not online” list and update it as people ask for things we can’t find or get online.)
It took years to get the Oregon Attorney General’s office to put their full Public Records and Meetings Manual online (and superseded editions are still not online); so the Model Rules may not appear online anytime soon, but it’s never too late to start a “please put it online” campaign.
The State of Oregon Law Library gives us this tip about how to find FDAB Orders (Fair Dismissal Appeals Board):
FDAB Orders are not (yet) available online. DOJ provides hard copies to the Supreme Court Law Library and the three law school libraries. But they are working on a web site and will be posting the orders online at that web site. Link to the FDAB web site where some of the orders will be found in the fullness of time.
Excellent CFR News: CFR Table of Contents
“Cornell Legal Information Institute has released an online version of the CFR. This new online edition of the CFR is the result of an unprecedented two-year collaboration between the Government Printing Office (GPO), the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School (LII), and the Cornell Law Library. …
The project implemented features that have been often requested by government regulators, corporate counsel, and law librarians. The LII’s edition of the CFR has the same search and navigation features that have made its edition of the United States Code the leading free, online source for Federal statutes for over a decade.”