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National Library of Uzbekistan – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach, and Services in the Law Library of Congress.  Robert has previously blogged about Souvenirs from Moscow and Humboldt University Law Faculty in our Pic of the Week series. The Uzbekistan government has recently invested significant resources in improving library […]

The War Powers Resolution

As Andrew has previously mentioned, we frequently analyze web metrics to see which Law Library of Congress web pages are the most viewed. In addition, I have mentioned the Current Legal Topics page before in writing about the finding aids available on the Law Library website. A page that has recently been getting a lot […]

Interning at the Law Library of Congress

The following is a guest post by Legislative Fellows Program Interns Inna Grebeniuk and  Irina Khakhutaishvili.  Inna is a Senior Legal Adviser at the Main Legal and Experts Department, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Irina is the Chief Specialist for International Relations at the Secretariat of the President, Constitutional Court of Georgia.  I hope you […]

DSK: A Tale of Two Criminal Procedures

The following is a guest post by Nicole Atwill, Senior Foreign Law Specialist in the Global Legal Research Center. I recently watched Dominique Strauss Kahn’s return to France on the French news as I vacationed there.  There was nonstop live television coverage during the day.  Many commentators pointed out that although Dominique Strauss Kahn (“DSK”) […]

Lunch with the Librarian of Congress

The Law Library of Congress Reading Room Management Training Program was established in May 2011 to offer subject matter experts in legal and legislative research an opportunity to learn about the full spectrum of management theories and apply them to an on-the-job management rotation within the Law Library. By developing and enhancing their management skills, […]

Map of African Legislatures – Pic of the Week

This week’s Pic of the Week is a map of African legislative bodies hanging on my office wall.  It provides simple but crucial information on the number of representatives in each African country’s national legislative body and the country’s type of the legislative body, either unicameral or bicameral legislature.  Of the 54 African countries, 24 […]

Scholar Joseph Raz Delivers Second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

On October 5, 2011,  the Law Library of Congress (LLC) had the honor of hosting a lecture by Professor Joseph Raz, one of the leading scholars on legal and political philosophy. Professor Raz delivered the second Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence.  The first inaugural Kellogg lecture in 2009 featured Professor […]

Writing Laws in Plain English in New Zealand

Last week Cynthia talked about International Plain Language Day and the global movement to improve the use of plain language in government and legal writing.  This week, as a follow-up to International Plain Language Day, I would like to take a look at New Zealand‘s approach to using plain English in the country’s laws.  I became familiar […]