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Boston Libraries

Today we are highlighting pictures taken in Boston, where the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is holding its annual conference.  Some of our Law Library of Congress colleagues are attending and presenting at the conference.  As is the nature of peripatetic librarians, Andrew snapped photos of two of Boston’s iconic libraries. The John F. […]

The Current Legislation on Citizenship in the Vatican City State

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The author would like to recognize the collaboration of  Samuel Urueta, Summer Intern, in the preparation of this posting. Currently, the Vatican City State has a population of about 800 people, which makes it one of the […]

Visit by Professor Allan Brewer-Carías

The following is a guest post by  Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Dante has posted on his Visit to the University of Costa Rica’s Law School Library and a previous visit and lecture by Professor Brewer-Carías. On June 20, 2012, Roberta Shaffer, Associate Librarian for Library Services, met with the […]

Where Can I Find a Congressional Bill?

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division.  Her most recent post was: Using Secondary Legal Resources to Locate Primary Sources. As a Law Library of Congress reference librarian I am often asked this question by our patrons.  THOMAS and the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) website are great sources […]

Library Cart – Pic of the Week

We have written many posts highlighting materials in the Law Library’s collections, but today we are providing a glimpse of the day-to-day work which goes into keeping our collections up-to-date.  This library cart contains replacement volumes, pocket parts and softbound supplements which Alex LoBianco will file in the Law Library Reading Room.  Although the work is […]

June Retrospective: We’ve hit 500

Our interview with Roberto Salazar on June 21 marked our 500th blog post.  Additionally, we had a number of posts regarding law in art and architecture from Donna and Meg.  Donna was our virtual tour guide for law in the Jefferson Building while Meg explored the Vatican Museums.  We welcomed our scholar-in-residence Orin S. Kerr […]

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 […]