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Happy Lunar New Year!

The following is a guest post by Laney Zhang, our Chinese law specialist at the Law Library of Congress.  Laney has previously written posts for In Custodia Legis about pandas, trains and corruption, and Chinese supreme court clothing.  Earlier this week she wrote Crouching Tiger, Hidden Author. My favorite traditional Chinese holiday is coming next week! Yes, […]

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Author

“Each of us has a crouching tiger deep in the heart.” This is what internationally-acclaimed Taiwanese director Ang Lee told a Chinese journalist, Chai Jing, in a recent interview about his latest film, Life of Pi.  The crouching tiger is Lee’s metaphor for the inner power driving him in his continuous efforts to try “thrilling” […]

A Healthy Dose of Super Bowl Ads?

I finally realized that U.S. sports channels just aren’t going to bend to my will and start showing more rugby.  The result of this is that I’ve been watching a lot of American football lately instead.  One thing I’ve always noticed when watching football is how many commercial breaks there are during the game.  During […]

Debate Over the 2012 Egyptian Constitution

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a Senior Legal Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Last week George provided an overview of the drafting process and content of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012.  He has also previously written posts on Egypt’s constitutional referendum and several other topics. In my last post, […]

Egypt’s New Constitution: General Overview of Drafting History and Content

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a Senior Legal Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  George has previously written posts on Egypt’s constitutional referendum, elections in Saudi Arabia, and the trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi in Libya. The development and adoption of a new Egyptian Constitution has received a […]

Treaty on the Creation of the Soviet Union – Signed, Sealed, and Delivered?

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, Director of the Global Legal Research Center and a specialist on the laws of Eastern European and former Soviet Union jurisdictions. In previous posts, my colleagues have discussed different types of laws from various countries.  These have included unusual laws, little-known laws, and laws that were […]