Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Google legal opinions and interpreting/translation

I just came across the new Google 'legal opinions' search tool on Google Scholar, and thought it might be interesting to see what's out there relating to translation and interpreting in US law. The results are pretty fascinating. Try US v. Lopez, 937 F. 2d 716 - Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 1991 on hearsay and the interpreter as conduit; United States ex rel. Negron v. State of New York, 434 F. 2d 386 - Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 1970 on the right to an interpreter; Perez-Lastor v. INS, 208 F. 3d 773 - Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2000 on the linguistic and ethical complexities of courtroom interpreting. Food for thought.

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