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Global Legal Monitor: February Highlights

Interestingly, the majority of Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles that were popular in January have remained so in February.  These include articles on a Belarus law regarding accessing foreign websites; a South Korean law on dual nationality; a Denmark law on retirement age; a New Jersey Supreme Court decision regarding eye witness identification; and on […]

An Interview with Colin Hess, GIS Intern at the Law Library of Congress

This is an interview with Colin Hess, currently an intern at the Law Library of Congress Information Technology Office providing Geographic Information System support. Describe your background I am from Chesterfield, Virginia and am a senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia (UMW).  I am a Geography major, with a concentration on […]

Orphan Works and Fair Use in a Digital Age

The following is a guest post by Matthew Braun, Legal Reference Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. On December 12, 2011, the Copyright Clearance Center, a global broker for copyrighted material, presented a program titled Orphan Works and Fair Use in the Digital Age.  This program featured separate question and answer sessions with Maria Pallante, […]

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 […]

The President’s Budget

The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9 directs that “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.”  Each year the U.S. Congress drafts legislation to appropriate funds for the continued operation of the government during the next fiscal year.   Since 1921, this process has been […]