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Fastcase Search Tips — Batch Printing

By popular demand, the Fastcase legal research service has just launched a batch printing feature, which allows you to print multiple cases at once using Fastcase’s dual-column printing service. During the beta of this feature, you will be able to select up to 20 documents at a time to print – either from your search results page, or as you read through the cases. (We plan to increase this number based on your feedback as we fully launch the feature later.)
The service is simple to use, and those familiar with batch processing from other web-based software (such as selecting multiple e-mails for deletion) will recognize many of the same features on Fastcase. Your service now includes a “Print Queue,” where documents wait in line to be printed together. Then, when you’re ready to print them, go to the Print Queue, select print options just like you would when printing a single document, and hit print.
You can add documents to your Print Queue from the search results page, simply by clicking the printer icon in the left-hand column. You may also or select Add to My Print Queue when reading the full text of any case.
To print all your selected documents, simply go to the Print drop down and select View Print Queue. From there you will be able to print the documents in either Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (which allows most other office suites to open the document).

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No Verdict on the London Tube Bombings

This week, the jury in the trial of three suspects associated with the London tube bombings on July 7, 2005, was dismissed after it failed to reach a verdict. The judge chose to discharge the jury on Friday after it deliberated for two weeks without a conclusion. However, it seems unlikely that this will be the end of the proceedings; according to the BBC, the prosecutors plan to retry the defendants.

Evidence has shown that the three men, Waheed Ali, Sadeer Saleem, and Mohammed Shakil joined the bombing plot’s leader, Mohammad Sidique Khan, on a trip to London in 2004, during which the group allegedly investigated the security mechanisms in the city. While there is no proof that the three were directly involved in the 2005 underground suicide bombings, which killed 52 people, prosecutors claim that they “shared the same objectives” as the perpetrators and were aware of the attack. The defendents assert their innocence, maintaining that their 2004 trip was for leisure only (although they do not deny their connection to the now deceased Mohammad Sidique Khan). The men also voiced their belief that the bombings were un-Islamic. They are the only suspects who have been tried for involvement in the attacks.

Source: The BBC

Lawdable Quotes: John Quincy Adams

“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.”

~ John Quincy Adams

Lawdable Quote: Abraham Lincoln

“Let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear that charter of his own and his children’s liberty.”

~ President Abraham Lincoln

Fastcase on Fox Business News!

Fastcase was recently featured on the Digital Dollars segment on Fox Business News. Watch our CEO (Ed Walters) and President (Phil Rosenthal) discuss Fastcase and the disruption we’re creating in the legal research market below:

Source: Fox Business News