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A Look inside the British Library

The following is a guest post by Tammie Nelson, project manager of Congress.gov and an Information Technology Specialist at the Library of Congress. Ever since I have been working at the Library of Congress, I have made it a practice to find and photograph the national library when I visit a new country. Judging by many of the Pics of […]

American Indian Constitutions

In celebration of Native American History Month, we have just added 428 Native American documents containing constitutions, charters, and acts from the years 1830 to 1960 to Law.gov.   The collection contains two types of material: constitutions from the 1800s produced by the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek; and constitutions and charters drafted after the 1934 […]

An Interview with Jennifer Gonzalez, Digital Library Technician

This week’s interview is with Jennifer Gonzalez, a digital library technician in the Law Library’s new Digital Resources Division.  Jennifer is helping to review our content and serves as a web editor. Describe your background I am a Floridian, born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Florida with my two younger sisters. My family still lives in Florida, […]

Report on the Adjudication of Sexual Offenses in Foreign Military Justice Systems

The handling and adjudication of sexual offenses in the military have drawn much public and Congressional interest in recent months following the disclosure of several high profile cases involving allegations of sexual assault by U.S. service members.  Several proposals for reforming the way such allegations are handled within the U.S. military justice system have been […]

Introduction to Canon Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Some of Dante’s recent posts include Resources and Treasures of the Italian Parliamentary Libraries, The Italian Legislature and Legislative Process: A Recent Institution in an Ancient Legal System, and  A Fresh Update on the Canonical […]

Human Rights Day Program Will Focus on Refugee Rights

Each year the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day with a panel discussion focusing on an aspect of human rights. This year’s program will focus on refugee rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted and proclaimed in Paris, France, on December 10, 1948.  The UDHR was designed to provide a […]

Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide

This post was co-authored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, Legal Reference Specialists. Although we are likely more frequently asked about federal laws here at the Law Library of Congress, we do receive quite a number of reference requests concerning state and local law.  Of these non-federal requests, some of the more challenging questions deal […]