Corporate Prosecution Registry Website Launched

After several years of effort, the Legal Data Lab has helped Professor Brandon Garrett launch a new platform for the exploration of federal corporate prosecutions. The website, Corporate Prosecution Registry, is an actively maintained, continuously updated database with over 3,000 entries. The data has been well-received in the past, and our hope is that a new interface designed with users in mind will be useful for scholars, attorneys, and the public for years to come.

The new site combines two sites—one on corporate plea agreements, the other on prosecution agreements—into one. This single site for research makes it easier for users to access and explore a wide range of information regarding federal corporate prosecutions. The site includes all the supporting documents (dockets, agreements, press releases, etc.) used to create the database, as well as options to download all the data we’ve collected in either CSV or Excel formats. We’ve worked with countless datasets over the years and are glad to be able to give something back.

Going forward, we plan to add more visualizations and/or dashboards to the site and are actively testing various R and Python packages. If there are features you wish to see incorporated in the site, feel free to drop us a line at legaldatalab@virginia.edu.

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Jon Ashley

Jon Ashley has been the Business Research Librarian at the University of Virginia Law Library since 2008. Prior to coming to UVA he was a general reference librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his M.L.S..

Gorsuch Project Launched

Hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court are scheduled to begin March 20 and interest in the nominee’s judicial record is high. To assist researchers, we’re proud to announce the launch of the Neil Gorsuch Project, a website that assembles all of Gorsuch’s written opinions, as well as concurrences and dissents he either wrote or joined as a judge for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lists of published articles and speeches by Gorsuch are also included. 

The idea for the Gorsuch Project was born after law librarians from several universities and government offices faced a similar question from their patrons: “Find as much information about the new Supreme Court nominee as possible.” The results of that inquiry form the core of the site’s content. More about the project and its contributors can be found on the website.

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Jon Ashley

Jon Ashley has been the Business Research Librarian at the University of Virginia Law Library since 2008. Prior to coming to UVA he was a general reference librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his M.L.S..