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I’m Just A Bill

The old Schoolhouse Rock lesson “I’m Just a Bill” provides a quick introduction to the legislative process. However, there is more detailed information available through the Law Library of Congress on the legislative process. There is a Legislative Process page in THOMAS which contains links to very detailed guides: the House of Representatives’ “How Our […]

An Interview with Bacilio Mendez II, Public Services Division Intern

This week’s interview is with Bacilio Mendez II, an intern in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I’m a gay, first-generation, Puerto Rican from Reading, Pennsylvania. Most people recognize the name of my hometown because of the long-defunct railroad that lives on Monopoly boards, but thanks to my […]

Gay Rights and the Law: The Library of Congress Displays Gay Rights Documents

The following is a guest post by Brock Thompson, chair of LC GLOBE, the gay and lesbian employee association at the Library of Congress.  Brock is also a former editor of In Custodia Legis. This spring, the Library of Congress added two small but important pieces of gay and lesbian legal history to the “Creating […]