{ subscribe_url: '/share/sites/library-of-congress-blogs/law.php' }

Celebrating Veterans Day

Veterans Day is November 11, 2011. As Andrew wrote last year, the Library is home to the Veterans History Project. The Veterans History Project was created by Congress in 2000 (P.L. 106-380) as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The Project’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible personal […]

October Retrospective

My monthly retrospective is a little later than usual this month.  I was out of the office admiring my beautiful newborn daughter. Kelly’s Inspiring Story of Nelson Mandela reclaimed our top spot by having one more page view than Clare’s Weird Laws, or Urban Legends? Clare’s item inspired a post in the Widener Law Library Blog.  […]

Plain English Laws in England

Cynthia informed us about International Plan Language Day and the global movement to improve the use of plain language in government and legal writing.  Kelly continued the trend and wrote about New Zealand’s approach to using plain English in the country’s laws.  I thought I would continue the series. Despite the last, rather confusing weird […]

Kungliga Biblioteket, National Library of Sweden – Pic of the Week

I was recently in Stockholm where I paid a visit to the National Library of Sweden (Kungliga Biblioteket, or “KB”), which is situated in a very pretty park.  According to its website, the National Library “has been collecting virtually everything printed in Sweden or in Swedish since 1661.”  A brochure about the Library provides an […]

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The Retirement of Stephen Clarke, Canadian Law Specialist

A number of our Law Library of Congress colleagues retired at the end of October.  Stephen Clarke, Mark Strattner, and Alvin Wallace are retiring this month after a long and productive service to the Law Library of Congress (LLC). We hope you enjoy our profiles on them. We are sad to see great friends leave, […]