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An Interview with Walter Foggie, Facility Design and Space Planner

This week’s interview is with Walter Foggie.  Walter is the facility design and space planner here in the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. Originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I have lived in Maryland since 2010. I served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force as a civil engineer operations manager where my service […]

Ratification Anniversary

I frequently suspect that my nearest and dearest sometimes heave a sigh when they see me coming. Although I can always be relied upon to provide some delectable baked goods, I can also be relied upon to hijack the conversation and natter on about some obscure date in history or some arcane legislative procedure.  And […]

The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson

On this day in 1868, the House of Representatives voted to adopt a resolution that became eleven articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson after he dismissed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton without the approval of the Senate in violation of the Tenure of Office Act. Johnson had attempted to remove Stanton on two occasions. He suspended Stanton during […]

Explore World War I Declarations of War from Around the World

The Law Library of Congress is excited to bring you a collection of World War I declarations of war from around the world. If you’re not familiar with our collections, you might wonder how we came to acquire these century-old foreign legal materials. The reason is that, as the United States assumed a greater role in international affairs, the Law Library of Congress […]