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Top Ten Stories for week ending December 4, 2009.

Editor’s Note: The 3rd Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100 is now online! Readers are invited to browse the list and are encouraged to register to vote for their favorites.

U.S. Supreme Court A ‘Somewhat Tense Moment’ as Justices Consider Discharge of Student Loans

Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science and Technology (ISBN 0897-1277), published quarterly, is the journal of the American Bar Association, Section of Seience & Technology law and the Center for Study of Law, Science and Technology of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. It was first published in 1959 under the leadership of Layman Allen as Modern Uses of Logic in Law (MULL). A former name, Jurimetrics Journal, was adopted in 1966. The current name was adopted in 1978. Until now Jurimetrics has been published and distributed in hard copy. Soon ( beginning with the Winter 2010 issue) Jurimetrics will be electronic only.

According to the American Bar Association, here is how this works: Subscribers will receive an e-mail message letting them know when a new issue is available. That e-mail will include a link to a Web site where subscribers can lood at all of the abstracts and then download-or print out-any of the articles they want to read in PDF format.

The electronic version will be fully searchable, so subscribers can scan Jurimetrics for topics that are of interest. According to ABA this enhanced format also means that subscribers can be provided with more articles, “packed with more information–and get them to you much faster.”

The American Bar Association (ABA), Criminal Justice Section has just published its Fall 2009 Newsletter, Volume 18 Issue 1 Fall 2009. This issue covers a variety of topics including: Practice Tips – Sexting: Balancing the Law and Bad Choices, Three Questions with Charles Hynes, Section Member News, New Books, News from the Field, and Ethics. Also included is a reminder that the ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting will be held in Washington DC November 5-8, 2009.

Want to vote for your favorite National Book Award winner? For the first time ever, the National Book Foundation is polling the reading public. Think of it as a “people’s choice” award. First, the foundation asked 140 top writers to narrow the field to just six titles.

The six contenders are: Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison; The Stories of John Cheever; Collected Stories of William Faulkner, Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor; The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty; and Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon.

Voting begins today and ends at midnight Oct. 21. Go to to vote.

Rick Snow of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has just announced that results of the NCSC e-filing survey conducted earlier this year are available at . Also, a brief summary of the findings is available on our Court Technology Bulletin at .

He writes: “We hope you find the results useful. If you have further questions regarding the survey, or would like to respond to the survey for your court or state, please contact Jim McMillan ( or Rick Snow (”

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