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Join Us on November 21 for a Discussion of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

The Law Library of Congress will host a program on America’s favorite ghost story – Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  on Thursday, November 21.    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, listed as one of the Books that Shaped America by the Library of Congress, was first written by Irving in his collection of essays and short stories, […]

Orin Kerr’s Presentation on the Next Generation Privacy Act

The following is a guest post by Cynthia Jordan, Senior Writer-Editor at the Law Library of Congress. On Monday, September 30, 2013, the Law Library of Congress presented the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice program at the Library of Congress.  The lecture, titled “The Next Generation Privacy Act,” […]

Nobel Prize Winner Amartya Sen to Deliver the 2013 Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

The Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence presents the most distinguished contributors to international jurisprudence, judged through writings, reputation, and broad and continuing influence on contemporary legal scholarship. The series has been generously endowed by Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg. This year’s speaker is Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate, Thomas W. Lamont Professor at Harvard University […]

Tomorrow: We Celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!

Each September 17, the Law Library of Congress celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day – a U.S. federal observance to commemorate the signing of the Constitution, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787 by thirty-nine delegates to the […]

Law Professor Orin Kerr to Discuss the Next Generation Privacy Act on Sept. 30

The Law Library of Congress will present the final Guggenheim lecture by Orin S. Kerr, the Law Library Scholar-in-Residence for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice at the Library of Congress on Monday, Sept. 30. The lecture will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Montpelier Room, on the […]

Professor Risa Goluboff to Speak at Constitution Day Event on September 17

The Law Library of Congress will host Professor Risa L. Goluboff in a celebration of Constitution Day 2013. The title of Professor Goluboff’s lecture is “How the Constitution Changes: Social and Political Aspects of the Law.” This program is part of the Law Library’s annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day—a federal holiday that is […]

50 Candles for the Criminal Justice Act

On Tuesday, August 20, the Law Library of Congress and the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Criminal Law Section co-hosted a program called “The Criminal Justice Act at 50 – The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Counsel in the Federal Courts.” The event marked the beginning of a year-long commemoration of the 50th […]

Upcoming Event Will Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act of 1964

The Law Library of Congress and the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Criminal Law Section are co-hosting an event to mark a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act of 1964. This landmark legislation secured the 6th Amendment right to counsel in federal court. The event will begin with remarks by David Mao, […]