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Happy Thanksgiving!

Although I’m from New Zealand, my mother is American and my family gets together with other American Kiwis to celebrate Thanksgiving each year.  However, as there is no public holiday for this day, we tend to need to improvise with dates, with Thanksgiving dinner generally occurring on a weekend some time between October and January.  […]

Welcome to a Sea of Blawgs

The following is a guest post by Matt Braun, Legal Reference Librarian in our Public Services Directorate. Over the last five years, legal blogs (or “blawgs” = law + blogs) have increasingly become vehicles for legal scholars, practitioners, and observers from across the globe to share information on developments in various areas of law, as […]

An Interview with Pamela Barnes Craig, Senior Legal Reference Librarian

This week’s interview is with Pamela Barnes Craig, Senior Legal Reference Librarian in our Public Services Division. Describe your background. I was born in Chicago, IL, and lived there the first nine years of my life.  My stepfather was in the U.S. Army, so I’ve lived in different countries and cultures.  I lived in Okinawa, […]

The Man of Mystery Revealed!

The following is a guest post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist in the European Division. A few weeks ago, I asked if anyone knew who the distinguished man of mystery was on the left side of the photo. Thanks to Law Library’s Dr. Janice Hyde, we now know he’s Senator Felix Grundy, also instrumental in […]

Finding U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs

My 11th grade English teacher* sent me a Facebook message a couple of weeks ago asking for assistance in locating the records and briefs from Brown v. Board of Education.  I replied with a list of resources, including exhibits at the Library of Congress and the National Archives.  In answering his question, I realized that […]

UK Legal Resources Provided Online by the Law Library of Congress

I have decided to take advantage of the blog to draw a little attention to some of the legal research aids for my primary jurisdiction, the United Kingdom, that we have available online through the Law Library of Congress website.  There are a mixture of resources available from this site on the U.K., from research guides […]

An Interview with Brian Kuhagen, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution

This week’s staff interview features Brian Kuhagen, a technician in our Collection Services Division. Describe your background I was born across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, and still live in Arlington to this day, though in a different spot.  My only sibling is a younger twin brother.  Growing up in the DC area was […]