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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 […]

Grand Re-Opening of the Law Library Reading Room

Today marks the grand re-opening of our newly renovated Law Library Reading Room! The photo below captures the ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place earlier today. Deputy Librarian of Congress and Acting Law Librarian David S. Mao, along with staff from the Reading Room and other divisions within the Library gathered for this event. After decades […]

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 […]

Law Library to Commemorate Constitution Day with Discussion on Religious Freedom

In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion about the importance of religious liberty in America and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution with Princeton University professor of jurisprudence Robert P. George and Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal. The discussion will take place […]

Bob Adelman and Ira Glasser Discuss Struggle for Human Rights in America

On Monday, August 3, 2015, Robert R. Newlen, chief of staff for the Library of Congress moderated a discussion between renowned photojournalist Bob Adelman and retired executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Ira Glasser in the Library of Congress Mumford Room. Newlen expressed his high regard for Adelman and Glasser’s life-long commitment […]

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Event

The major international commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta happened today at Runnymede Meadows in Surrey, England. Prime Minister David Cameron, HRH The Princess Royal, American Bar Association president William Hubbard, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch participated in the rededication of the American Bar Association memorial at Runnymede.   The Law Librarian of […]