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A New Volume of U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs at the Law Library of Congress

This is a guest post by Debbie Keysor, Senior Legal Reference Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. In February, Andrew Weber pointed out in “The Supreme Court and the Library — Pic of the Week” that the Law Library Reading Room is a U.S. Supreme Court Depository Library.  There are currently 10 Supreme Court Depository Libraries scattered throughout […]

American Bar Association in the Library – Pic of the Week

Earlier this week, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress paid a visit to Capitol Hill.  The Committee is composed of legal professionals from across the United States and “serves as the voice of the legal profession concerning the Law Library of Congress (LLC)“.  The Standing Committee is the second-oldest […]

Recap of Presentation – Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, I had the opportunity and pleasure to introduce Professor Katherine Aron-Beller at the presentation of her new book, Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638. As previously posted on […]

Myra Bradwell

The following is a guest post by Jim Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The city of Chicago has produced many leaders in the American bar.  Among one of the most influential attorneys from Chicago was Myra Bradwell, a prominent social reformer from the later third of the 19th century.  […]

John Hessler on the Corpus Agrimensorum, Roman Land Law, and Mathematical Approaches to Archeology

On February 15, the Law Library of Congress in cooperation with the John W. Kluge Center hosted John Hessler, Senior Cartographic Librarian in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, and a Kluge Staff Fellow, as a guest speaker for the Law Library’s Power Lunch series.  Mr. Hessler’s lecture, “Written in Stone: Roman Land […]