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The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach, and Services in the Law Library of Congress.  Robert has previously blogged about the Kellogg Biennial Lecture, Souvenirs from Moscow, and Humboldt University Law Faculty. I recently had the honor of visiting the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico while attending the annual meeting of […]

The Law Librarian of Congress, Rabbi Kook, Digitization and Israeli Education

On September 6, 2011, staff and management of the Law Library of Congress listened with much interest to Law Librarian of Congress Roberta Shaffer as she shared with us her vision for a World Law Library for the 21st Century.  She reiterated the Law Library’s commitment to acquire, preserve, and provide access to a universal […]

The Articles of Confederation: The First Constitution of the United States

The following is a guest post by James Martin, a Collections and Outreach Specialist, in observation of Constitution Day on September 17, 2011. The need for a united policy during the War of Independence led the thirteen states to draft and approve an organic document for a national government.  In 1776, the Continental Congress created […]

Slate Magazine’s Dahlia Lithwick to Speak at the Library of Congress Tomorrow

The following is a guest post by Karla Walker, Special Projects Researcher for Collections, Outreach, and Services. The Law Library of Congress will host Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine this Friday, September 16th at 4 p.m. Lithwick’s lecture titled, The Supreme Court and Free Speech, will explore the implications of the Supreme Court’s conflicts over […]

Israel’s Social Protest and the Two-Year Budget Cycle: Any Lessons?

In my recent last post I discussed the social protests in Israel and Israel’s balanced budget legislation.  Although a popular protest, it was undoubtedly controversial.  Some question whether the protesters’ call for “social justice” is directed at the middle class instead of promoting the interests of the “weaker populations,” especially those residing outside of metropolitan […]

An Update on the Law Library of Congress Reading Room Collection

The following is a guest post by Margaret Wood, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division.  She has previously posted on Law Day, the start of a new Congress, the debt ceiling legislation, and the relocation of state collections. Since our posts in March on the relocation of some general and state collections, we have completed additional work […]

Humboldt University Law Faculty – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services in the Law Library of Congress.  Robert has previously blogged about the Kellogg Biennial Lecture and Souvenirs from Moscow. I was recently in Berlin and explored Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), the oldest university in Berlin.  The impressive building […]

Water Rights at Star Island

The following is a guest post by Constance Johnson, a Legal Research Analyst in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Last month I was lucky enough to attend the annual international affairs conference on Star Island, off the coast of New Hampshire.  I heard several very interesting speakers on the issue of water as a […]