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Missing Something in Your Life? Adopt a Volume of the 'Federal Reporter'

Books Adopting a highway, a manatee, or a star is sooo passe. And adopting an actual child? Well, do you really want to be associated with the types of people who do that?

I didn't think so. If you want to feel good about yourself, why not adopt a volume or two of the "Federal Reporter"? The National Law Journal is reporting this morning that Public.Resource.Org's Law.Gov movement is looking for lawyers (or, I imagine, any other generous souls) willing to donate $1,200 to support its transcription of one of the 300 volumes of the first series of the "Federal Reporter". You know, the one your Bluebook tells you to abbreviate "F."

The group is calling the appeal YesWeScan. Cute. If you adopt a volume, your name will be forever enshrined not just on the "Public Domain Wall of Fame" but on the HTML file associated with each individual opinion in your volume. But hurry, because it seems that at least seven of the volumes have already been spoken for. One of them by this guy.

The best part? Public.Resource.Org is a legit 501(c)(3), so your adoption donation is tax deductible! I wouldn't expect any personal letters and photographs from your "Reporter" volume, but you will be able to brag at holiday parties that you have "sponsored" some of the cases applying Plessy v. Ferguson. Beat that, Mr. World-Renowned Neurosurgeon!


Posted by Eric Lipman on November 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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