The inimitable A.L.R. series of law books published by West (now Thomson Reuters) turns 100 this year. Its narratives, published regularly, that analyze, classify, explain and digest American case law on very narrow legal issues has been an icon of law publishing for many years already. So many great people in law publishing have played a part in its success, quality, and prominence. Many still are.
And, of course, Corpus Juris/Corpus Juris Secundum turns 108 in 2019. American Jurisprudence, 2d is 83. All of them great Rochester, Twin Cities, and one-time Brooklyn/Westbury, N.Y. publications.
There is nothing quite like returning from vacation to a once-in-31-years, nearly 500-page tax bill needing quick attention (and needing a neat, tidy incorporation into my existing tax publication totaling over 2000 print and digital pages). If that isn’t sufficient, patents, first-to-file, the AIA, and the subsequent case law are thrown in for good measure here in 2018.
A “Happy New Year” to all.
Corpus Juris Secundum turns 80 in 2016-2017 (or 103 years old if you count the preceding Corpus Juris encyclopedia from West that was published from 1914 to 1936). In either case, it isn’t quite as old as Justinian’s Corpus Juris Civilis yet.
2014 is here. 1984 is gone but lives on. The IRS tax season is about to begin and Obamacare has (sort of) gone into effect. And soon, the Corpus Juris Secundum yearly-updated Internal Revenue topic and volumes will be released in print and go live on WestlawNext. All is well.