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The Trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  George has previously guest posted on events in Egypt and elections in Saudi Arabia. In November 2011, Seif al Islam, one of Muammar al Gaddafi’s sons, was captured in the Sahara desert and is currently imprisoned […]

Bebe Mom vs. Brit Mum: Manners and Junk Food

So, it seems that another publication touting the benefits of parenting in the style of another country is in the news again.  This particular book, Bringing Up Bebe, appears to have generated quite a debate.  I personally think that there are so many different parenting styles across each country that it is not possible to say that one is […]

Language is…the instrument of domination and liberation

                  “Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.”—Angela Carter The following blog post was prepared in collaboration with Gustavo Guerra, Senior Foreign Law Specialist in the Global Legal Research Center (GLRC) at the Law Library of Congress. As March […]

Presentation – Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638

The following is a guest post by Jeanine Cali, a writer for the Law Library’s Outreach Team on the upcoming presentation by Professor Katherine Aron-Beller about her new book, Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12:00 p.m., the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern […]

African American History Month

Last year Christine wrote about some of the laws and history relating to African American History Month, which is observed every February.  We thought we’d take a closer look and expand on some of the information in that post. Although a law designating February as African American History Month was not passed until 1986 (more […]

Super Bowl, Indy, and Blackouts – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division. It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, a quasi-national holiday when hundreds of millions of Americans (111 million last year) watch the NFL’s championship game. This year’s big game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots in […]