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DSK: A Tale of Two Criminal Procedures

The following is a guest post by Nicole Atwill, Senior Foreign Law Specialist in the Global Legal Research Center. I recently watched Dominique Strauss Kahn’s return to France on the French news as I vacationed there.  There was nonstop live television coverage during the day.  Many commentators pointed out that although Dominique Strauss Kahn (“DSK”) […]

¡Happy Day of the Race!

The following is a guest post by Francisco Macías, Senior Legal Information Analyst. If you’ve ever seen this day marked on your desktop calendars and wondered what it was, think La Niña (née La Santa Clara), La Pinta, and La Santa María. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the modern-day Commonwealth of the […]

Many Backgrounds, Many Stories…One American Spirit

The following is a guest post by Francisco Macías, Senior Legal Information Analyst. In the United States, National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15.  This month is set aside each year to recognize and honor the countless Hispanic Americans whose cultural legacy has enriched our country and our society. The […]

Talking About THOMAS at the National Book Festival – Pic of the Week

We had a great time at the National Book Festival this past weekend talking with visitors about how the Law Library can help people connect with Congress, including through THOMAS. We handed out lots of gavel pencils as souvenirs! Andrew gave a presentation in the Library of Congress tent on Saturday about “THOMAS Takeaways for […]

Getting Ready for the National Book Festival – Pic of the Week

I took a walk last night down to the National Mall to see how the set-up for the National Book Festival was going. As Andrew mentioned yesterday, we will be there to talk with visitors about how we can help people connect with Congress, including THOMAS. The tent in the foreground is where we will […]

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 […]

Happy Feet Goes Home

When I last wrote about Happy Feet (the intrepid emperor penguin who took an extended vacation in New Zealand while recovering from a very long swim and a belly full of sand and twigs), he was being pampered at the Wellington Zoo while fans from around the world watched and waited to see what would […]