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What Legal Processes are Available to the Journalists Imprisoned in Egypt?

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a senior legal research analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  George has previously written various posts related to Egyptian law for In Custodia Legis, including about the constitutional developments in the country in the past couple of years. As has been widely reported and discussed […]

Perspectives on Egypt’s 2014 Constitution

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Research Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Last month, a new Egyptian Constitution was approved in a popular referendum held on January 14-15.  The Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb, announced the results of the referendum on January […]

Debate Over the 2012 Egyptian Constitution

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a Senior Legal Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Last week George provided an overview of the drafting process and content of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012.  He has also previously written posts on Egypt’s constitutional referendum and several other topics. In my last post, […]

Egypt’s New Constitution: General Overview of Drafting History and Content

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a Senior Legal Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  George has previously written posts on Egypt’s constitutional referendum, elections in Saudi Arabia, and the trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi in Libya. The development and adoption of a new Egyptian Constitution has received a […]

Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst. Last month I wrote about the constitutional dilemma in Egypt and some of the possibilities for moving forward.  Since then a number of important events have happened, which eventually led to Egyptians voting in favor of constitutional amendments to the 1971 Constitution […]

The Legal Ramifications of the Current Political Crisis in Egypt

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. On January 25, all across Egypt, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.  Mubarak responded to these demands by firing his cabinet and appointing a new […]

Women in History: Voting Rights

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8) we thought we’d try something a bit different for the blog. We asked the foreign law specialists, analysts, and interns at the Law Library of Congress to provide responses to a series of questions related to the history of women’s rights in various […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Amy Swantner, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management

This week’s interview is with Amy Swantner, specialist in legislative information systems management within the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress.  Our Congress.gov interview series highlights some of the people who have contributed to the legislative information system (including Meg, Rich, Barry, Rohit, Andy, Val, and Stephen). Describe your background. I am an information professional with many years of […]

A Wealth of Law Library Reports in 2014!

The foreign law specialists and legal analysts at the Law Library of Congress have had another busy year writing reports and other responses to requests from a wide range of patrons.  Some of these were detailed multinational studies, such as our reports on police weapons in select countries and on the regulation of genetically modified […]