How Legislative History Really Works – Exhibit A — The Affordable Care Act

LLAM Program with John Cannan: How Legislative History Really Works — Exhibit A, The Affordable Care Act
October 15, 2013 at 12:00 P.M.
The Brown Room, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar 100 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

A video recording of the presentation by John Cannan is now available online:


Still using USCCAN, Google or THOMAS?  The rules have changed! New, unconventional tools are now available to mine more complex and different legislative procedure models.

Be ready to operate in this new reality. Legislative History is a core law library competence and a unique skill we can offer our patrons – a sure way to improve our ROI.

Join John Cannan of the Drexel University Law Library for a provocative talk on how to compile a federal legislative history.

A frequent writer on legal research topics, most recently in the Law Library Journal (  publications/llj/LLJ-Archives/Vol-105/no-2/2013-7.pdf), John’s current research interests are in services for self-represented litigants, Web 2.0 and judicial rules.

John received his JD and MLS from the University of Maryland and he has worked at the Montgomery County (MD) Circuit Court Law Library and then at the Law Library of Congress.

This program will be taped for later viewing on the LLAM site.

Parking: Limited parking, two garages are within a block of the

Bar library, north on St. Paul Street and west of Lexington Street. No onsite parking.

NEXT PROGRAM: November 6th, the Honorable Irma Raker will speak on chairing the MSBA committee that produced the popular Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions and her life as a Circuit Court and Court of Appeals Judge.