Are Legal Texts Grey Literature? Toward a definition of Grey Literature that invites the Preservation of Authentic and Complete Originals

Michael Lines
Legal texts, though they exist in a wide variety of forms, are most typically thought of as Law Books. Law books, hardbound volumes in expensive bindings of browns and blacks, are heavy, difficult, and technical. They are a prop to popular conceptions of the law itself, and resemble more closely than most other earthly books the Platonic form of the ‘weighty tome.’ In fact, some law libraries do a regular, if not exactly brisk, trade...

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