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The Current Legislation on Citizenship in the Vatican City State

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The author would like to recognize the collaboration of  Samuel Urueta, Summer Intern, in the preparation of this posting. Currently, the Vatican City State has a population of about 800 people, which makes it one of the […]

Global Legal Monitor: June Highlights

The top ten most viewed Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles for June covered a host of interesting legal subjects: Communications and electronic information; criminal law and procedure; elections; immigration; labor; nationality and citizenship; pension and retirement; and war crimes. Below is the list of the ten most popular GLM articles in June: South Korea: Permanent […]

Law in Fresco in the Vatican Museums

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs Kuhagen, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division.  Meg has previously posted on a variety of topics including States in the Senate, House Committee Hearings Video, the Cardiff Giant, the Canadian Library of Parliament, football blackouts, and librarian services. We have written about Roman law and canon law before at In Custodia Legis. On my recent trip […]

Global Legal Monitor: May Highlights

The top ten Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles for May covered a wide array of interesting legal issues: War Crimes; Treatment of Animals; Immigration and Citizenship; Criminal Law and Procedure; Communications and electronic information; Labor; and Elections. Below are the articles in the order of their popularity: Liberia: Human Rights South Korea: Permanent Dual Nationality […]

The Shadow under the Arch of Titus

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs Kuhagen, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division.  Previously, Meg has posted on a variety of topics including States in the Senate, House Committee Hearings Video, the Cardiff Giant, the Canadian Library of Parliament, football blackouts, and Ask a Librarian services. I recently posted pictures from my trip to the Republic of San Marino, a […]

Global Legal Monitor: April Highlights

Our ten most popular Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles for April covered various jurisdictions and a wide range of legal issues: citizenship and immigration; the Internet and access to information;  labor and employment; elections; and criminal justice. Here is the list of GLM articles most viewed in April in the order of their popularity: South Korea: Permanent […]

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla (aka Cinco de Mayo!) – Pic of the Week

  Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! (And just as everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, everyone is Mexican on Cinco de Mayo.)  This year marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Mexican forces’ victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862.  (If you’re interested in reading more, see last year’s post, […]