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Celebrating Canada’s National Aboriginal Day with a New Addition to the Indigenous Law Portal

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada, and in celebration of this event, we are proud to open the Canadian portion of the Indigenous Law Portal. This new segment of the portal expands our coverage for the first time beyond the United States. The Canadian portion of the Indigenous Law Portal is divided into three regions: Eastern, Western, and Northern Canada.  These […]

Visitez le Parlement du Canada – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division. This week’s pic comes from our northern counterparts, the Library of Parliament (or Bibliothèque du Parlement) of Canada in Ottawa, ON. I visited Ottawa earlier this month for their annual Winterlude festival, and to go ice skating on the Rideau Canal (an UNESCO World Heritage […]

Law Library Summer Interns 2015 – Pic of the Week

The Law Library benefits every year from the energy and enthusiasm of our summer interns!  We had another large group of interns this year, and many of them recently convened for the traditional group photo. This year, international interns hailed from Afghanistan, Canada, China, and Ireland.  We welcomed students from University of Washington, North Carolina […]

FALQs: Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a legal analyst in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously blogged about Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic Law, Sedition Law in India, and Physician-Assisted Suicide in Canada. […]

National Holiday of Quebec: An Introduction to Quebec Dual Legal System

The following is a guest post by Geneviève Claveau and Julia Heron, summer interns at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. Every year on June 24th, the province of Quebec, Canada celebrates Saint-Jean-Baptiste day. Initially associated with Catholicism, this holiday goes as far back as 1834, when it was first used to […]

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Event

The major international commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta happened today at Runnymede Meadows in Surrey, England. Prime Minister David Cameron, HRH The Princess Royal, American Bar Association president William Hubbard, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch participated in the rededication of the American Bar Association memorial at Runnymede.   The Law Librarian of […]