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Celebrating Canada’s National Aboriginal Day with a New Addition to the Indigenous Law Portal

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Gonzalez, our web editor in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress.  Jennifer previously blogged about American Indian Constitutions, Law Library of Congress Reports, and has also interviewed a couple of our interns. June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada, and in celebration of this event, we […]

It’s No Longer Open Season on the Basque in Iceland

This is a guest post by Wendy Zeldin, a senior legal research analyst in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate.  Having recently watched several episodes of The Eagle, whose protagonist is a troubled but brilliant Icelandic detective working in Denmark, and having followed the exploits of Arnaldur Indridason’s Detective Erlendur, I consider myself no […]

An Interview with Pam Oliver, Collection Services Intern

This week’s interview is with Pamela Oliver, one of our summer interns in the Collection Services Division.  Pam is working on our Gazette Guide, inventorying our holdings one country at a time for inclusion in what will eventually be a complete database of all of our foreign gazette holdings.  Pam jumped right in, working on […]

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Event

The major international commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta happened today at Runnymede Meadows in Surrey, England. Prime Minister David Cameron, HRH The Princess Royal, American Bar Association president William Hubbard, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch participated in the rededication of the American Bar Association memorial at Runnymede.   The Law Librarian of […]

Comprehensive Index of Law Library of Congress Reports

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Gonzalez, our web editor in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress.  Jennifer previously blogged about American Indian Constitutions and interviewed a couple of our interns. In an effort to highlight the legal reports produced by the Law Library of Congress, I have revamped our display of […]

The Law of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: A Beginner’s Guide

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, and as such, it seems the perfect time to highlight resources that address the legal issues surrounding gender identity and sexual orientation in the United States. While these issues are frequently talked about as if they fall into a singular category, they bleed into multiple […]

Stamp Act of 1765 – Pic of the Week

Saturday marked the 250th anniversary of the passage of the Virginia Resolves on the Stamp Act, one of colonial America’s most important expressions of protest against the policies of the British government in London. The focus of the objections that the House of Burgesses raised in the Virginia Resolves was the Stamp Act of 1765, a piece […]