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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 […]

Flag Day and the Flag Code

As a reference librarian working on the reference desk in the Law Library Reading Room, I answer a whole range of questions on state and federal law and some days it feels as though every question is on a new topic.  But in fact, there are some topics which are of continuing interest to our patrons, and one of them is flag […]

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 […]

Law Day Program with Richard Dreyfuss

The Law Library of Congress was fortunate to host citizen activist Richard Dreyfuss as our speaker for this year’s Law Day program.  Mr. Dreyfuss founded The Dreyfuss Initiative in 2010 with the aim of helping to ensure that today’s children learn how our government works and as adults are prepared to participate in that government. Mr. […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday William: Shakespeare, Henry V and Salic Law

When Andrew asked me if I would write a post for Shakespeare’s birthday, I enthusiastically agreed.  I had just been rewatching Kenneth Branagh’s film, Henry V and as a dedicated Anglophile thought, this will be easy!  I subsequently realized that as a writer for the Law Library’s blog I would need to write about Shakespeare and the law – […]