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Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh – Pic of the Week

During a recent vacation in Scotland I took several treks along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town. On one such walk, in the darkness of the late afternoon, I snapped a picture of Advocate’s Close and the plaque that provides brief information about it. All along the Royal Mile there are narrow alleyways called “closes,” […]

Düsseldorf, Germany Courthouse— Pic of the Week

On my recent visit to Düsseldorf, Germany, I could not stop my nerdy lawyer self from visiting the Administrative Court of Düsseldorf (Verwaltungsgericht Düsseldorf). The Administrative Court in Düsseldorf is the court of first instance in administrative matters and handles all kinds of non-constitutional public law matters. Examples include disputes over building permits, access to public institutions and […]

Ministers of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Visit – Pic of the Week

On Tuesday, November 8, Minister Gilmar Mendes, Minister Teori Zavascki and Minister José Antonio Dias Toffoli of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court visited the Law Library of Congress. Minister Mendes is also the current president of the Brazilian Superior Electoral Tribunal, and Minister Zavascki is the vice-president. The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (equivalent to the United States Supreme […]

Wisconsin State Capitol – Pic of the Week

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Madison, Wisconsin, and while there I took a few minutes to tour the state’s beautiful capitol building.  I enjoy seeing various capitol buildings and previously blogged about my tour of the Indiana State House. You might not be able to tell from the above photo, but the capitol […]