Sunday, May 24, 2009

What You're Searching For! 5/24/09

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Today, I roll out what will become a recurring entry on my blog... "What You're Searching For!" Google Analytics lets me know which search terms and phrases most frequently lead to hits on Lawffice Space.  If I see something trending that is not actually addressed in my blog currently, I will try to address it.  For example, I wrote an entry on the retroactivity of the ADAAA (or lack thereof).  The entry included a "handy cite" for the proposition that the ADAAA is not retroactive.  As a result, I saw a lot of traffic coming my way from people searching for how to cite to the ADAAA.  And so we begin...

How to Cite the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)

The ADAAA itself may be cited as:

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-325, 122 Stat. 3553 (2008). 

If you're going to refer to it more than once, go ahead and add an ("ADAAA") after that to indicate that you will refer to it as such.  Also, if you've already discussed the ADA, your cite may be "ADA Amendments Act of 2008." Remember, however, that it is an amendments act.  If you want to refer specifically to the ADAAA and the changes it made then use the cite above.  If, however, you just want to use the ADAAA's expanded definition of disability then you may just cite to the U.S. code the ADAAA modified (here, 42 U.S.C. sec. 12102).

Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) Mail-In Ballots

Wow, EFCA is basically search engine gold.  Quite a few people came here trying to find more info on the mail-in ballots after my post on Sen. Specter floating the idea.  A great way to keep up on the latest news is to check Twitter for the following hashtags:

#EFCAfail(Some of these are quite obviously advocating a certain viewpoint)

For now though, all I'm seeing are sporadic reports of politicians sitting around talking about compromises (like mail in ballots) to get EFCA up and running again.  When details emerge, or if legislation is introduced, then I will be sure to post it here.

How to Shoot Half Court

Really!?  Ummm, try to shoot head-on, get some arc on the shot, and as with any shot put some back spin on the ball!  You may want to try another web site though... I usually drive to the hole for the monster dunk (just kidding, in case that wasn't completely obvious).