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Stetson University Celebrates 125 Years as a Federal Depository Library – Pic of the Week

This year, Stetson University’s duPont-Ball Library celebrates 125 years as a federal depository library. Stetson became Florida’s first federal depository library in 1887. Federal depository libraries serve a vital role, promoting equality under law by making federal documents accessible to all. Several dignitaries were on hand to help celebrate Stetson’s achievement. Among those in attendance […]

Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide

This post was co-authored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, Legal Reference Librarians. Despite the federal government’s recent reduction in spending—according to Bloomberg, federal “government spending on contracts fell 3.1 percent last year, the biggest one-year decline since 1997”—government contracting is still a big business nationwide.  The multitude of laws and regulations that control a […]

Recent Webinar with Scholar-in-Residence, Orin Kerr

The following is a guest post by Cynthia Jordan, Senior Writer-Editor at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress recently hosted an online workshop as part of the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice at the Library of Congress.  The webinar took place over two days: Tuesday, […]

Global Legal Monitor: May Highlights

In May, twenty-five articles were published in the Global Legal Monitor (GLM), the Law Library’s online publication covering various legal developments around the globe.  The following is a list of the five most viewed articles in the order of their popularity: China: New Visa System Proposed, Public Opinion Being Solicited Brazil: No More Visa Cap for Haitian […]

May Top 10

Last month kicked off a new series featuring the top ten most-viewed posts from the previous month.  There was some great content in April and, thankfully, that has continued in May. Barbara’s Beginner’s Guide post on nonprofit organizations proved to be very popular.  On a more personal note, I also enjoyed all the history of […]

95th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Agreement – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, Director of Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress. Last weekend, during my sightseeing in Pittsburgh, I took the below picture.  On this day, May 31, 95 years ago, an agreement to establish a new nation called Czechoslovakia was concluded in Pittsburgh.  As that country has […]

The Italian Legislature and Legislative Process: A Recent Institution in an Ancient Legal System

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Dante has previously written blog posts on canon law and the papacy:  Canon Law Update; Citizenship in the Vatican City State; Medieval Canon Law; and The Papal Inquisition in Modena.   Dante recently spent three weeks at […]

2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The following is a guest post by Helen White Cauthen, Communications Specialist, Office of Development, University of Alabama School of Law. The annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is given to a book-length fictional work that “best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society in the spirit of Atticus Finch.” John Grisham won the inaugural prize […]