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School Desegregation for All Children – The Legacy of Méndez v. Westminster

Gonzalo Méndez, William Guzmán, Frank Palomino, Thomas Estrada, and Lorenzo Ramírez, as citizens of the United States, and on behalf of their minor children, and as they allege in the petition, on behalf of ‘some 5000′ persons similarly affected, all of Mexican or Latin descent, have filed a class suit pursuant to Rule 23 of […]

An Interview with Kenneth W. Mack, Inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law

Today’s interview is with Kenneth W. Mack, inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law at Harvard University.  Prof. Mack was a speaker at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival, where he discussed his book, Representing the Race:  The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer.  He is also the co-editor of The New Black:  […]

Nairobi Shipment

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Processing Section of the Law Library. Monday morning we received five large boxes shipped from the Nairobi field office of the Library of Congress. It’s always fun when these deliveries arrive as we never know what we’ll find. The last shipment from Nairobi was mostly […]

An Interview with Brandon Fitzgerald

Today’s interview is with Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract.  Brandon does a terrific job managing a group of contractors who help keep our collections orderly and updated. Describe your background. I’m a native son of Cleveland, Ohio which for all its grit remains one of my favorite cities. After traveling […]

An Interview with Gabe Horchler

This week’s interview is with Gabe Horchler, section head of the Law Section of Library Services’ Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division.  Gabe is in charge of cataloging all new law titles.  He and his staff have also been instrumental in helping with our reclassification project for which we are […]