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Litigating Memory: The Legal Case Behind the Moiwana and Sand Creek Massacres

The following is a guest post by Collection Services Division’s intern Timothy Byram.  Timothy’s interest in Latin American culture led him to one of the Library’s many public programs, piquing his interest in two particular cases which he discusses here. Litigation is defined as a contest in a courtroom realized “for the purpose of enforcing […]

Hong Kong Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Shi Qiu, a foreign law intern at the Law Library of Congress. July 1, 2015 marked the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. On this anniversary we published a post about the Basic Law of Hong Kong. For non-legal information on Hong Kong, you can read an article […]

Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes in Germany

The following is a guest post by Jenny Gesley, a foreign law specialist covering Germany and other German-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. She has previously written about the privatization of air traffic control in Germany and the Greek debt crisis. The emergence of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is a recent phenomenon. E-cigarettes are battery-operated […]

The Civil Law System – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions.  Eduardo has previously published posts about the Brazilian law collection, capoeira and the law, and on a Law Library report on citizenship pathways and border protection. Foreign and comparative law research involves not […]

FALQs: The Greek Debt Crisis – Part 1

The following is a guest post by Jenny Gesley, a foreign law specialist covering Germany and other German-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress.  Jenny has previously written a post on constitutional challenges related to the privatization of air traffic control in Germany. On July 8, 2015, the new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos […]

What Constitutional Challenges Arise When Air Traffic Control is Privatized? A New Report Looks at the Situation in Germany

The following is a guest post by Jenny Gesley, a foreign law specialist covering Germany and other German-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. As Congress debates the reauthorization of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which will expire in September 2015, the question of whether to privatize air traffic control (ATC) […]

Japan Moves to Increase Testing of Older Drivers

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress who covers Japan and jurisdictions in South East Asia. She has previously written blog posts on “Sentencing of Parents who Kill Children in Japan“; “Cambodian Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights“; “English Translations of Post-Second […]

The Revised Statutes of the United States: Predecessor to the U.S. Code

The following is a guest post by Andrew Winston, a legal reference librarian with the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.  Andrew has previously provided an interview with this Virginia State Law Librarian for the blog. Imagine researching federal statutory law without using the United States Code, the official, current, subject-organized codification […]

FALQs: Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a legal analyst in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously blogged about Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic Law, Sedition Law in India, and Physician-Assisted Suicide in Canada. […]