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Lessons Learned from the AALL 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago

We are back from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago. I was happy to present with Abbie Grotke at the Legal Information Preservation Alliance’s annual meeting.  I discussed several Law Library related web archiving initiatives, including: adding the historic Congressional Record from THOMAS to Congress.gov; the recent Archives Unleashed event; using Perma.cc in our research […]

Brexit – What Happens Next?

The following is a guest post by Felix Beulke, summer intern at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. It follows a blog post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, FALQs: Brexit Referendum. On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom held a referendum on whether to leave or to remain in the European Union (so called […]

60 Year Anniversary of the German Compulsory Military Service Act

Conscription in the German Federal Republic began on July 21, 1956 when the German Compulsory Military Service Act (Wehrpflichtgesetz) entered into force. It lasted for 55 years until, on July 1, 2011, the German Bundestag (parliament) decided to suspend conscription and convert the German Armed Forces into an army of professional and volunteer soldiers. Instead of […]

You Have the Right to Remain Silent…

The above phrase is one of the most recognized in the U.S. criminal justice system.  It has been included in so many TV shows and movies that I imagine many people will automatically continue to recite the rest of the words! June 13, 2016, was the 50th anniversary of the famous Supreme Court decision in the case of […]

Summer Interns 2016 – Pic of the Week

Once again, the Law Library is playing host to another stellar group of summer interns. They come from as far away as Pakistan and as close as Rockville, MD, yet they all share the same enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge. We here in the Law Library thoroughly appreciate their hard work and dedication to their […]