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Baseball and the Law – Pic of the Week

I have to admit that, at the end of September, it was difficult for me to think about anything besides baseball.  The Nationals were first in their Division (no comments from Giants fans, please) and, at the last game of the season, I saw my first no-hitter. Being thus preoccupied I, figured I had to […]

Crossing State Lines to Settle Squabbles – Pic of the Week

Today’s guest post is by Janice Hyde, director of the Law Library Global Legal Collection Directorate. In a previous post prepared by my colleague Robert Brammer, he noted that Kentucky outlawed dueling in 1799. I learned recently that this practice was legal for many more years in the District of Columbia and for even longer […]

American Bar Association Magna Carta Traveling Exhibition – Pic of the Week

On August 8, the American Bar Association debuted the traveling exhibition, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015, at their annual meeting in Boston.  Nathan Dorn gave a “pop-up speech” at the conference’s expo to discuss how the narrative and images came together to tell the story of 800 years of Magna Carta.  Law Librarian of Congress […]

Tunisian Constitution – Pic of the Week

   The National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia adopted its first democratic constitution on January 26, 2014.  We were fortunate to recently acquire a copy of the new constitution of Tunisia. Not only did we acquire the volume for our collection, Dr. Mustapha Ben Jaafar (Mustafa╠ü Bin Ja’far), the president of the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia, personally […]