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FTC Prenotification Negative Option Rule Recommendation

Written by Jamie Marie Keller The Consumer Advocacy Caucus proposed it’s first formal action to the AALL Board regarding the FTC Prenotification Negative Option Rule Recommendation. The action item is Tab 13 (starts on page 64) for the AALL Executive Board Meeting … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Our Incoming Chair, Betsy McKenzie!

Betsy McKenize has volunteered to become our next Chair. We are thrilled at the prospect of her new role in our work, given her initiative and commitment to our goals. Congratulations, Betsy!

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Proposed AALL Guideline on Dissolving a Caucus Needs Revision To Protect Professional Speech

AALL typically posts the agenda of the next Board Meeting within a week of the Meeting.  Our Caucus therefore has only just learned about proposed Guidelines for Caucus formation, governance, and dissolution. We make several recommendations for changes, including adoption … Continue reading

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Tell Us What Business Practice You Find Especially Harmful To Law Libraries

We formed the AALL Consumer Advocacy Caucus to better protect all law libraries from anti-consumer practices of information providers. We will recommend that AALL’s Executive Board petition appropriate government entities to remedy business practices that illegally restrict competition or otherwise … Continue reading

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Caucus replies to the AALL Caucus Formation Policy Survey

AALL has appointed an Executive Board Special Committee on Caucus Formation Policy. You can read its charge here. The Committee recently asked Caucus Chairs to respond to an AALL Caucus Formation Policy Survey. In the interest of transparency, we post … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Vendor Liaison Margie Maes On Caucus Priorities & Plans

From: AALL Consumer Caucus To:  Margie Maes, AALL Vendor Liaison Date: February 7, 2011 Re: Caucus Priorities & Plans Dear Margie, The AALL Consumer Caucus was delighted to see your goals for 2012.  We applaud your plans and hope to … Continue reading

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Standing Together For Consumer Advocacy

Several Caucus members have recently expressed the need for us to stand together. Thus Marie Newman said that “no law library today is immune from the pressures of the marketplace, and we need to stand together in advocating for the needs of … Continue reading

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AALL Executive Board unanimously approves recognition of an AALL Caucus on Consumer Advocacy

(From Michael Ginsborg’s statements to the Caucus email list, as edited by Jamie Marie Keller. Marie S. Newman has also posted on our recognition here.) On November 5th, with Michael Ginsborg in attendance, the AALL Executive Board unanimously approved a … Continue reading

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Support A Petition To AALL’s Executive Board On The Consumer Advocacy Caucus

11/1/11 update: Today we submitted the final version of our petition. We gratefully acknowledge support from 57 petition signatories and the PLL-SIS. 10/29/11 update: We are now near our deadline to receive additional support for our petition. We ask that … Continue reading

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Bloomberg To Acquire BNA: Opportunity For Public Comment On The Proposed Acquisition

Bloomberg has just announced its intention to acquire BNA for a cash-tender offer of approximately $990 million. Bloomberg also provides answers to questions about the proposed acquisition. Under the Hart–Scott–Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Bloomberg must file pre-merger notification … Continue reading

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