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March Retrospective

This month we welcomed both Tina and Jeanine to what we affectionately refer to as our blog team.  Tina wasted little time in claiming the top spot with her post A Law Classification Scheme as Linked Data?. Her post was also mentioned on the Legal Informatics Blog, Infodocket, and the Law Librarian Blog.  Jeanine’s first post as an official […]

Bebe Mom vs. Brit Mum: Manners and Junk Food

So, it seems that another publication touting the benefits of parenting in the style of another country is in the news again.  This particular book, Bringing Up Bebe, appears to have generated quite a debate.  I personally think that there are so many different parenting styles across each country that it is not possible to say that one is […]

Myra Bradwell

The following is a guest post by Jim Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The city of Chicago has produced many leaders in the American bar.  Among one of the most influential attorneys from Chicago was Myra Bradwell, a prominent social reformer from the later third of the 19th century.  […]

Language is…the instrument of domination and liberation

                  “Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.”—Angela Carter The following blog post was prepared in collaboration with Gustavo Guerra, Senior Foreign Law Specialist in the Global Legal Research Center (GLRC) at the Law Library of Congress. As March […]

John Hessler on the Corpus Agrimensorum, Roman Land Law, and Mathematical Approaches to Archeology

On February 15, the Law Library of Congress in cooperation with the John W. Kluge Center hosted John Hessler, Senior Cartographic Librarian in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, and a Kluge Staff Fellow, as a guest speaker for the Law Library’s Power Lunch series.  Mr. Hessler’s lecture, “Written in Stone: Roman Land […]

Shreddy: From the Office of the Law Librarian – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress.  He has previously guest posted From the Desk of the Law Librarian, The Law Librarian in London, and Rebellious Children and Witches. In a previous post I mentioned keys belonging to former Law Librarian of Congress Carlton Kenyon. This Pic of the Week shows […]

States in the Senate

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division.  Meg has previously posted on a variety of topics including House Committee Hearings Video, the Cardiff Giant, the Canadian Library of Parliament, football blackouts, and librarian services. The U.S. Senate has a new website to showcase the history and contributions of each […]