In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • Read about stare decisis and the U.S. Supreme Court's role in legal precedent. (ABA Legal Fact Check, June 24, 2022)
  • Explore polarization in American politics. (University of Chicago Institute of Politics, accessed June 28, 2022)
  • Consider how journalists view their job and the press. (Pew Research Center, June 14, 2022)
  • Review an economic outlook for the U.S. (Congressional Research Service, June 28, 2022)


Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.


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