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Constitution Day 2015—Religious Liberty in the United States

In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress hosted a public program on Wednesday, September 16, that examined the right of religious freedom, which is protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The program featured Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court […]

On the Shelf: Hispanic Heritage Month at the Law Library

The following post is a joint effort by Betty Lupinacci (intro, photos) and Jennifer Davis (main text), both staff members in the Collection Services Division. Earlier this month Jennifer wrote about some of our newest acquisitions on piracy law.  Following that post, the Global Legal Collection Directorate decided that we would regularly highlight not only new […]

Check Out Our Pirattitude

Everyone loves pirates. As International Talk Like a Pirate Day approaches, especially this year when it’s falling on a Saturday, there’s a built-in excuse for a party. You get to say “Arrr” quite a bit, fly a Jolly Roger, possibly drink rum or carry a cutlass, although one hopes not at the same time. Pirates […]

Constitution Day – The Annotated Constitution Celebrated

Thursday, September 17th is Constitution Day and on this date we commemorate the signing of the Constitution.  This day also recognizes those who have become citizens of the United States by coming of age or by naturalization.  The Law Library frequently celebrates this auspicious day with a lecture or scholarly debate.  Over the years we […]

Wrap Up: 15th National Book Festival

The Law Library of Congress was delighted to engage with attendees again this year at the Library’s National Book Festival. We had 11 staff members volunteer at the festival from our Global Legal Research Directorate, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Public Services Division and Legislative and External Relations Office. We discussed our collection, legal research products and unique expertise in foreign […]

Law Library of Congress Will Present at the National Book Festival

It is the most beloved time of the year for bibliophiles like myself–it is National Book Festival time! The festival is this Saturday, September 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As in previous years, the Law Library of Congress will host a table at the festival. Law Library staff will be available starting […]

95th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Suffrage in the United States – Pic of the Week

In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, today’s pic of the week is from the Library’s Manuscript Division of women suffragist leader Alice Paul with other activists of the National Woman’s Party (NWP). On August 18, 1920, Tennessee General State Assembly member Harry T. Burn, at his mother’s insistence, cast the final vote needed […]

Hong Kong Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Shi Qiu, a foreign law intern at the Law Library of Congress. July 1, 2015 marked the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. On this anniversary we published a post about the Basic Law of Hong Kong. For non-legal information on Hong Kong, you can read an article […]