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A Congress.gov Interview with Amy Swantner, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management

This week’s interview is with Amy Swantner, specialist in legislative information systems management within the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress.  Our Congress.gov interview series highlights some of the people who have contributed to the legislative information system (including Meg, Rich, Barry, Rohit, Andy, Val, and Stephen). Describe your background. I am an information professional with many years of […]

Magna Carta – a Love Story

Armed with the extensive research on the background, content and effects of Magna Carta provided to docents, coupled with the “road map” provided by Nathan Dorn in his Gallery Talk, I have truly enjoyed giving tours of the Law Library’s Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor exhibit. None so much though as the one I gave […]

Oath of Office

On January 6, 2015 434 representatives and 33 senators will take the following oath: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, […]

Twenty Years of THOMAS

Even though we are working to retire THOMAS, I thought we should celebrate the fact that it has now been online for twenty years!  THOMAS was a pioneer when it was launched on January 5, 1995.  It was even noteworthy that THOMAS was “available 24 hours a day.”  I have been at the Library of […]

New Year’s Greetings from the Law Librarian of Congress

This is a guest post by the Law Librarian of Congress, David Mao, who has previously written about the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, federal architecture, state government contracts, speed limits, and cruise ship food rules, among other topics. The New Year’s Greeting for 2014 is available for download in PDF format. PREPARING TO LAUNCH […]

Global Legal Monitor: 2014 Year in Review

The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) had a great 2014.  One of the Law Library of Congress premier online sources, the GLM published 431 articles in 2014 covering legal developments around the world, particularly parliamentary acts and court decisions on a variety of issues. When writing for the Global Legal Monitor, we try to focus on issues that we believe will interest […]