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Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division. You may have heard about an incredible article with the headline, “9-month-old boy on the run after attempted murder charge in Pakistan” that appeared in the Washington Times on April 8th. Several news outlets, including CNN News,  have subsequently clarified […]

SEAALL 2014

From April 3-5, 2014, law librarians from around the Southeast converged on Knoxville, Tennessee for the annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL).  There were a variety of excellent presentations to choose from, and the following are just a few of my highlights from the conference. The Conference kicked off with […]

Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library

We enjoy bringing you photos of the unique libraries, ancient and modern, that we encounter during our travels. In celebration of this year’s National Library Week theme, “lives change @ your library,”  we bring you photos of a unique library close to home. Since the inception of the personal computer and the rise of the internet, public […]

Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Two demonstrations took place last month, one in Jerusalem, and the other in New York’s financial district. Both were organized and attended by haredi (ultra-orthodox Jews; literally means “those who fear [God]”) who protested against the adoption of new legislation by the Knesset (Israel’s parliament). The legislation imposed conscription requirements on haredi yeshiva students in Israel. […]

Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

The following is a guest post by my colleague Gustavo Guerra, senior foreign law Specialist for Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Gustavo has previously blogged on Mexican Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights. The Law Library of Congress recently published a report titled “Legislation on Use of Water […]

An Interview with Noriko Ohtaki, Research Fellow

This week’s interview is with Noriko Ohtaki, a research fellow who is at the Law Library of Congress from March until the end of May.  She is at the Library of Congress to learn more about Congress.gov, including how updates are scheduled, metrics, and challenges.  Her purpose in studying the U.S. approach for online publication of […]

A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Administrative Regulations and Departmental Rules

This is the second post in my A Guide to Chinese Legal Research series, following the first one published on January 30, 2014: A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Who Makes What? My previous post on Chinese legal research introduced various types of documents having the force of law in China. Among them, the most […]