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Introducing Congress.gov!

Today’s post is one that I have been very excited to write for some time now.  My favorite posts involve talking about tweaking, tweeting, revamping, or updating THOMAS.gov.  Today marks the launch of the biggest project that I have been a part of in my professional career.  Today is the launch of Congress.gov, a new […]

The Impact of Russian Laws on US-Russia Economic Relations

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, Director of Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress.  In addition to his administrative duties, Peter provides jurisdictional coverage for Russia and other former Soviet republics and explains legal developments in these countries to the Law Library’s patrons.  Russia is currently the subject of discussion […]

Flag Day and the Flag Code

As a reference librarian working on the reference desk in the Law Library Reading Room, I answer a whole range of questions on state and federal law and some days it feels as though every question is on a new topic.  But in fact, there are some topics which are of continuing interest to our patrons, and one of them is flag […]

Happy Birthday, @THOMASdotgov! – Pic of the Week

Birthdays are a great thing to blog about.  We’ve written birthday posts on Shakespeare, THOMAS, a queen, the new year, and, yes, this blog.  It was one year ago today that I blogged about the launching of the @THOMASdotgov Twitter account. Over the year, we have shared over 1,500 tweets about legislation in THOMAS and various […]

States in the Senate

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division.  Meg has previously posted on a variety of topics including House Committee Hearings Video, the Cardiff Giant, the Canadian Library of Parliament, football blackouts, and librarian services. The U.S. Senate has a new website to showcase the history and contributions of each […]

February Retrospective

There was a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about In Custodia Legis posts. Francisco’s History of the Mexican Constitution was mentioned and linked to in View From Casita Colibrí.  I also noticed that this same posting was tweeted about a couple of times and that it is cited on Wikipedia’s article on the Constitution […]

An Interview with Colin Hess, GIS Intern at the Law Library of Congress

This is an interview with Colin Hess, currently an intern at the Law Library of Congress Information Technology Office providing Geographic Information System support. Describe your background I am from Chesterfield, Virginia and am a senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia (UMW).  I am a Geography major, with a concentration on […]