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What’s Hot this Year in the Global Legal Monitor

As we’ve mentioned previously, the Law Library has a great news service called the Global Legal Monitor.  Often these stories about legal developments in many different jurisdictions are ones that don’t feature in U.S. newspapers or news programs, and they link or refer to a wide range of different sources of information.  On the homepage […]

Law Library Tunnel Vision – Pic of the Week

I took a trip to the Capitol Building earlier this week using the tunnels that connect our buildings here on Capitol Hill.  In the tunnel between the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress and the new Capitol Visitor Center, hangs this poster with highlights of the Law Library‘s collection. P.S. You can also follow […]

The Legal Ramifications of the Current Political Crisis in Egypt

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. On January 25, all across Egypt, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.  Mubarak responded to these demands by firing his cabinet and appointing a new […]

Databases and eResources

I’ve previously written about finding aids on the Law Library’s website, including our Guide to Law Online, Current Legal Topics, Finding U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, and How Do I Find…?. The Law Library of Congress also offers a Databases and eResources page to help patrons find electronic materials that are contained within databases […]

The Treaty of Wanghia – Pic of the Week

This week (February 3) saw the start of Chinese New Year celebrations.  To mark the occasion, we thought we’d highlight an interesting China-related item in our collections.  Our great staff that work with our closed stacks located the Treaty of Peace, Amity, and Commerce, Between the United States of America and the Chinese Empire (commonly […]

African American History Month

February is African American History Month.  The month celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history. On the Law Library’s Commemorative Observations page for African American History Month, you can find an overview of the day as […]