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Centennial Edition of “Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation” Now Available In A Variety of Formats

The following is a guest post by Kenneth R. Thomas, Legislative Attorney, Congressional Research Service. The “Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation” (popularly known as the Constitution Annotated or “CONAN”), contains an analysis of virtually all Supreme Court case law relevant to interpreting the Constitution. The Centennial Edition of this Senate Document is […]

Tomorrow: We Celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!

Each September 17, the Law Library of Congress celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day – a U.S. federal observance to commemorate the signing of the Constitution, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787 by thirty-nine delegates to the […]

Just Published: Law Library of Congress Report on Guest Worker Programs

A report titled Guest Worker Programs was recently added to the list of reports posted on the Law Library of Congress website under “Current Legal Topics” where you can also find a range of other comparative law reports on various topics. The Guest Worker Programs report is based on a study conducted by staff of the Global Legal […]

Law Professor Orin Kerr to Discuss the Next Generation Privacy Act on Sept. 30

The Law Library of Congress will present the final Guggenheim lecture by Orin S. Kerr, the Law Library Scholar-in-Residence for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice at the Library of Congress on Monday, Sept. 30. The lecture will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Montpelier Room, on the […]

Second Library of Congress Legislative Data Challenge Launched

In July, the Library announced its first legislative data challenge. We are delighted to tell you about another Library of Congress legislative data challenge, Legislative XML Data Mapping. Like the first data challenge, this challenge incorporates the Akoma Ntoso legislative schema, but instead of asking competitors to apply the schema to bill text, we are […]

Turkish Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

This is a guest post by Wendy Zeldin, Senior Legal Research Analyst in the Global Legal Research Center (GLRC), Law Library of Congress.  It is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series. A broad search of the Library of Congress catalog, using “Turkey OR Ottoman AND law” retrieves, as one might imagine, a range […]

Henry Clay’s Law License – Pic of the Week

We previously featured Senator Henry Clay’s law office as our picture of the week. Today, we bring you an image of his law license. I was fortunate to take a tour of Henry Clay’s estate, Ashland, and noticed his law license hanging on the wall.  Ashland was kind enough to send me the high resolution scan of the license that you see pictured below. After […]

Understanding the Aussie Election

Elections for Australia’s federal Parliament will be held this weekend on September 7, 2013.  Initially, in January of this year, the then prime minister, Julia Gillard, announced that September 14 would be the election date.  But in June a new prime minister, Kevin Rudd (who is also a former prime minister), took over and in […]