Readers of this blog may recall previous posts about practitioner blogs here and here. The original post about the Native American Legal Update blog is here.
The latest niche current awareness service may be the federal government blogs available from an old favorite, USA.gov. The new government blog page is here. Obviously, not every blog is worth following, but for researchers interested in what their favorite regulatory agency is up to, this might turn out to be a new resource.
Are these posts nothing more than press releases? Some are. But the Department of Justice seems to be taking the idea of blogging seriously. Look at the right column for an array of Web 2.0 tools. And, here is a post about the recent memorandum sent to US attorneys about prosecuting medical marijuana cases. The new memorandum containing formal guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes is set out in full.