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Glimpse of Law: Tour Round-up

April showers bring May flowers, and, if you live in Washington, DC, you know that May flowers signal the arrival of large tour buses.  As we transition into summer, I am reminded that ours is a destination city. Last year, I wrote a series of posts describing the law-related art and symbols throughout the Jefferson […]

The UK’s Legal Response to the London Bombings of 7/7

The history of anti-terrorism legislation in the UK is expansive and dates back nearly a century.  The UK’s anti-terrorism laws have typically been reactive and enacted as emergency temporary legislation that later essentially became permanent through constant renewal.  The anti-terrorism laws have their genesis in the troubled relationship between Great Britain and Ireland over the […]

Henry Clay’s Law Office – Pic of the Week

This is the only law office used by Senator and Representative Henry Clay that is still in existence today. Situated on Mill Street in Lexington, Kentucky, Clay used this office from 1804-1810.  Henry Clay is considered to be one of the greatest statesmen in American history, with a career that spanned the first half of […]

An Interview with Irakli Kotetishvili, a Legislative Intern at the Law Library

This week’s interview is with Irakli Kotetishvili.  From Georgia (country), Irakli is doing his internship at the Law Library of Congress as part of the State Department sponsored Legislative Fellows Program. Describe your background? I was born and raised in Georgia (country) when it was still a part of the Soviet Union. I remember life […]

The World’s Legal Heritage in Great Subterranean Halls, or… A Collection Big with Babylonian Perspective

A walk through the stacks of the Law Library of Congress will give you a vivid sense, if you had ever wondered, of what more than a million books looks like.  Current statistics show that the Law Library houses 2.78 million physical volumes in its collection.  Nearly all of these are stored in four gigantesque […]

Law Library Provides Global Legal Research

The following article originally appeared in the April 26, 2013, edition of Library of Congress staff newsletter, The Gazette. Through timely, authoritative legal analysis, the Global Legal Research Directorate contributes to the Law Library of Congress’s services. The directorate covers a global legal perspective while simultaneously fulfilling the Law Library’s primary mission to provide members […]

April Top 10

Some people really love lists.  They love to make them, love to look at them, love to check things off of them.  I like lists that can be used as a resource–as long as they’re not the sort that involve things to clean. We publish a lot of great content each month here at the […]