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Humboldt University Law Faculty – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services in the Law Library of Congress.  Robert has previously blogged about the Kellogg Biennial Lecture and Souvenirs from Moscow. I was recently in Berlin and explored Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), the oldest university in Berlin.  The impressive building […]

Water Rights at Star Island

The following is a guest post by Constance Johnson, a Legal Research Analyst in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Last month I was lucky enough to attend the annual international affairs conference on Star Island, off the coast of New Hampshire.  I heard several very interesting speakers on the issue of water as a […]

Twitter on THOMAS

Today we launched another update to THOMAS: our @THOMASdotgov Twitter feed is now dynamically updating on the homepage in the right column.  It is just below the Weekly Top Five.  Did you know if you hover over any item in the top five you can see the title?  One of our goals with the Twitter […]

New United States Code Website from House Law Revision Counsel

There are multiple ways to view the United States Code online, including the Cornell Legal Information Institute, FDsys, and the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives. In fact, you can find a link in THOMAS to the Office of the Law Revision Counsel site for the U.S. Code (on […]

Hunting and Badger Culls in England

The English are, generally speaking, a fairly genteel group of people.  Hunting in England is now relatively uncommon, with fox hunting (very controversially) legislated against in 2007.  Even owning a gun is rather unusual and involves a long and highly regulated process.  I definitely noticed a huge contrast when I first moved here – during hunting season deer […]

Lessons Learned from AALL

Last week I had the pleasure to present at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia with Christine, Tammie, and Bob.  Ours was one of several presentations by staff from the Library of Congress.  It was my first time to attend the conference, and it was a great way to learn more […]