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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 […]

An Introduction to Animal Law

This is a guest post by Ashley Sundin who was an intern with the Law Library’s Public Services Division this summer. Animal law is a rapidly growing area of law, especially in the past decade.  The human–animal interaction comes in a variety of forms including companionship, agriculture, and science.  As a result, animal law extends […]

Love and the Law

Since our post on Christmas Movies and the Law was so successful, we decided to try our hand at a post about movies, love, and the law in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  As with our Christmas post, we found some of our colleagues were cynics, but although they may have a jaundiced eye regarding love they […]

Law Library Reports Roundup: 2013

During the month of December we often think back and take stock of events, debates, challenges, and achievements of the past year.  This year, various issues have received national attention, including debates on immigration reform, gun control, and issues relating to the handling of sexual offenses in the military. Here at the Law Library of […]

To Shop or to Stop?

I’m betting at least a few of our readers braved the Black Friday shopping crowds to get their hands on particular products at bargain prices.  You may have even ventured out to shop on Thanksgiving Thursday, with a number of stores deciding to open much earlier than in previous years.  Of course, as was widely […]

Report on the Adjudication of Sexual Offenses in Foreign Military Justice Systems

The handling and adjudication of sexual offenses in the military have drawn much public and Congressional interest in recent months following the disclosure of several high profile cases involving allegations of sexual assault by U.S. service members.  Several proposals for reforming the way such allegations are handled within the U.S. military justice system have been […]

Law Library of Congress Report on Regulations Concerning the Private Possession of Big Cats

The following is a guest post by Laney Zhang, Foreign Law Specialist for China.  Laney is no stranger to In Custodia Legis.  Her previous posts have included: The Rule of Law in China: New Titles in Our Collection; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Author; Trains and Corruption in China; Baby Pandas and the Law: In Memory of Mei […]

Law Library Report on Citizenship Pathways and Border Protection in Various Countries

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, our foreign law specialist for Portuguese-speaking countries.  Eduardo has previously written a post for In Custodia Legis on the legal history of capoeira in Brazil. Immigration, citizenship pathways, and border security are recurrent topics in the media.  You may have wondered:  How does immigration work in […]

Just Published: Law Library of Congress Report on Guest Worker Programs

A report titled Guest Worker Programs was recently added to the list of reports posted on the Law Library of Congress website under “Current Legal Topics” where you can also find a range of other comparative law reports on various topics. The Guest Worker Programs report is based on a study conducted by staff of the Global Legal […]