Government Documents



The Government Documents Dept. of the Marx Library has a couple of displays highlighting recent topics in the news:


The U. S. Supreme Court Nomination of Bret Kavanaugh has dominated the recent news cycle.  The Library has all of the published Supreme Court nomination hearings from the 1960's to the present in our collection.  Included in the display are hearings for current (Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor) and former (Warren Burger, William Rehnquist) justices; successful (Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Antonin Scalia) and unsuccessful (Robert Bork) candidates; controversial (Clarence Thomas) and non-controversial (Sandra Day O'Connor, John Paul Stevens).  The more recent hearings are also available on the web.  For details, see the companion guide to the display at Supreme Court Nominations.


In a related topic, there is a display on Sexual Assault.  The federal government puts out materials on sexual assault from various agencies.  Materials in the display include quick statistics sheets, training guides on dealing with sexual assault, hearings on the problem, and legal information.  For details of the materials included in the display, as well as websites you can visit for further information, see the companion guide at Sexual Assault.  For a libguide on a related topic see:  Gov Docs: Military & Sexual Assault.