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Citizen Activist Richard Dreyfuss to Speak at the 2012 Law Day Program

In recognition of Law Day 2012, the Law Library of Congress will host Richard Dreyfuss for a discussion focused on The Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit corporation that aims to revitalize civics education in public schools.  The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor […]

Recap of Presentation – Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, I had the opportunity and pleasure to introduce Professor Katherine Aron-Beller at the presentation of her new book, Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638. As previously posted on […]

The Trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  George has previously guest posted on events in Egypt and elections in Saudi Arabia. In November 2011, Seif al Islam, one of Muammar al Gaddafi’s sons, was captured in the Sahara desert and is currently imprisoned […]

First 100 Days as Law Librarian

The following is a guest post by David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress.  He has previously guest posted Shreddy: From the Office of the Law Librarian – Pic of the Week,  From the Desk of the Law Librarian, The Law Librarian in London, and Rebellious Children and Witches. It’s hard to believe that 100 days have passed […]

A Matter of Size: Israel’s New Legislation against Too-Skinny Models

Last month, while riding the metro on my way to work, I was checking the daily news in one of the local newspapers. This particular newspaper seldom takes interest in foreign affairs, except, of course, if they concern serious matters such as nuclear threats, terrorism activities, mass murders, etc. On this occasion, the newspaper contained […]