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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, […]

June 4, 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic Law

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a Legal Analyst in the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress.  The Law Library of Congress, along with the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division, held a panel discussion on June 4, 2013,on the role and impact of Islamic law in the developing constitutions and […]

Recent Webinar with Scholar-in-Residence, Orin Kerr

The following is a guest post by Cynthia Jordan, Senior Writer-Editor at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress recently hosted an online workshop as part of the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice at the Library of Congress.  The webinar took place over two days: Tuesday, […]

2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The following is a guest post by Helen White Cauthen, Communications Specialist, Office of Development, University of Alabama School of Law. The annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is given to a book-length fictional work that “best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society in the spirit of Atticus Finch.” John Grisham won the inaugural prize […]

Department of State Honors Law Library for Legal Research Expertise

The following article originally appeared in the May 3,  2013, edition of Library of Congress staff newsletter, The Gazette. The U.S. Department of State this week honored the Law Library of Congress for legal research work it provides in support of global criminal-justice programs. The State Department presented the “Outstanding Partnership in Criminal Justice Assistance” […]