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How to Locate an Unpublished Congressional Hearing: A Beginner’s Guide

This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, senior legal reference specialists. Our previous post discussed how to locate a Published Congressional Hearing. In this guide, we will show you how to locate unpublished congressional hearings, which can often pose more of a challenge to researchers new to the area. Congressional hearings have […]

Constitution Day – The Annotated Constitution Celebrated

Thursday, September 17th is Constitution Day and on this date we commemorate the signing of the Constitution.  This day also recognizes those who have become citizens of the United States by coming of age or by naturalization.  The Law Library frequently celebrates this auspicious day with a lecture or scholarly debate.  Over the years we […]

Wrap Up: 15th National Book Festival

The Law Library of Congress was delighted to engage with attendees again this year at the Library’s National Book Festival. We had 11 staff members volunteer at the festival from our Global Legal Research Directorate, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Public Services Division and Legislative and External Relations Office. We discussed our collection, legal research products and unique expertise in foreign […]

Magna Carta Connection in Historic Jamestown – Pic of the Week

Magna Carta has had a great influence both on the United States Constitution and on the constitutions of the various states. Sharing in Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, the Library of Congress celebrated with an exhibition and a year-long program of events. On a recent trip southeast, I stopped at Jamestown in the Colonial National Historical Park […]

Law Library of Congress Will Present at the National Book Festival

It is the most beloved time of the year for bibliophiles like myself–it is National Book Festival time! The festival is this Saturday, September 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As in previous years, the Law Library of Congress will host a table at the festival. Law Library staff will be available starting […]

Moving the Collections Back into the Renovated Law Library Reading Room- Pic of the Week

The Law Library Reading Room is preparing to move into its newly renovated space on the second floor of the Madison Building.  A big part of this project entails moving the Reading Room’s collections into our new compact shelving.  This work is done by the Collections Access, Loan and Management Division (CALM) of the Library […]

Law Library to Commemorate Constitution Day with Discussion on Religious Freedom

In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion about the importance of religious liberty in America and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution with Princeton University professor of jurisprudence Robert P. George and Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal. The discussion will take place […]

An Interview with Noah Lapidus, Intern

Today’s interview is with Noah Lapidus. Noah has been working on the Indigenous Law Portal for several months as an LC Knowledge Navigators Intern. We have previously written about the Indigenous Law Portal several times, including an introduction to the Portal and our addition of Alaskan and Canadian indigenous laws to the portal.   Describe […]