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What Happens When There Is an Inconsistency Between the Statutes at Large and the U.S. Code?

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division This has been an interesting month. I have answered a number of unique inquiries from our researchers and one of them was kind enough to allow me to share her question with you. She asked if I could give […]

An Interview with Daria Pistriak, Legislative Fellow

Today’s interview is with Daria Pistriak, a staffer at Ukraine‘s Office of the Ombudsman, currently interning at the Law Library of Congress as part of her participation in the Legislative Fellows Program, a U.S. Department of State-funded program designed to expose promising young professionals from selected European countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine) to […]

A Few Parting Thoughts

The following is a guest post by Matthew Braun, senior legal reference specialist at the Law Library of Congress. At the end of May, I will be leaving the Law Library of Congress, after a little more than five years on the staff, to become the Head of Electronic Resources and Computer Services at the […]

Five Questions with Pamela Barnes Craig, Retiring Instruction/Reference Librarian for the Law Library of Congress

The following is a guest post from Pamela Barnes Craig, retiring Instruction/Reference Librarian in the Law Library of Congress.   It is cross posted on Teaching with the Library of Congress.   Describe what you do at the Library of Congress and the materials you work with. Pam Craig talks with teachers at the 2013 Summer Teacher […]

Magna Carta in the US, Part I: The British Pavilion of the 1939 New York World’s Fair

From November 6 through January 19, 2015, the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four remaining originals from 1215 will be on display along with other rare materials from the Library’s rich collections to tell the story of 800 years of its influence on the history of political liberty.  This is the first installment in a series […]

Murder, Movies and the Law

We are at it again – working on one of our posts about movies and the law.  This time we are looking at movies which depict murder trials.  Although posts about movies and the law might seem somewhat lighthearted, movies are a powerful cultural force which often reflect society’s attitudes and understanding of various ideas. To […]

Literature and Law

This is a guest post by Jennifer Davis, a supervisory collection specialist in our Collection Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. Hurrying to work in the morning is a good time to think of to-do lists, song lyrics and snatches of poetry. Like most DC workers, I have been lucky enough to hustle […]