This past weekend lawyers from both the House of Representatives and the White House filed initial documents for the ongoing Senate impeachment trial.
The Perma.cc team was thrilled to see that after collaboration over the past few months with both offices, their documents submitted to Senate contain Perma Links for their web citations. You can see House of Representatives’ trial memorandum here, and an archived version of it here. The President’s is available online here, and archived here.
Now, as these documents enter the historical record, we can be confident that their references to the web will remain stable and available.
As Alex Howard (@digiphile) pointed out, this is a BFD for posterity.
Of note: the U.S. House of Representatives has used @permacc in its #ImpeachmentTrial memorandum to cite URLS: https://t.co/WzAFaosL6Q like this one, where the public can read a letter from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson:https://t.co/a3xY1Y04VI
This is a BFD for posterity. pic.twitter.com/M5U5L7iSY4
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) January 18, 2020
[archived at https://perma.cc/8LXB-UDAW]
This development is an exciting one, and is representative of the growth in the Perma network. A search of Westlaw reveals that adoption of Perma in our courts has been picking up speed lately. 77% of the 1,000+ briefs that have been filed in state and federal courts since 2013 were filed in the last three years. Of the nearly 1,500 court opinions published using Perma in the past six years, 76% of them have appeared since 2017.
In 2019 alone there were over 350 briefs filed with links from Perma.cc and almost 500 opinions published with Perma Links.
We hope this trend will continue upwards. If you are interested in learning more about Perma.cc for your law firm or court to prevent link rot please check out our website and get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.