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Domestic Violence Laws in Australia and New Zealand

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Earlier this month I attended some events related to International Women’s Day, which this year had the theme of “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.”  At one of these events, hosted by the Wilson Center here in Washington, DC, the New Zealand Minister of Women’s Affairs, Hon. Jo …

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Law Library Reports Roundup: 2013

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

During the month of December we often think back and take stock of events, debates, challenges, and achievements of the past year.  This year, various issues have received national attention, including debates on immigration reform, gun control, and issues relating to the handling of sexual offenses in the military. Here at the Law Library of …

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To Shop or to Stop?

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

I’m betting at least a few of our readers braved the Black Friday shopping crowds to get their hands on particular products at bargain prices.  You may have even ventured out to shop on Thanksgiving Thursday, with a number of stores deciding to open much earlier than in previous years.  Of course, as was widely …

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An Interview with Jennifer Gonzalez, Digital Library Technician

Posted by: Andrew Weber

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, …

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

Posted by: Ruth Levush

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 …

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Law Library Report on Citizenship Pathways and Border Protection in Various Countries

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, our foreign law specialist for Portuguese-speaking countries.  Eduardo has previously written a post for In Custodia Legis on the legal history of capoeira in Brazil. Immigration, citizenship pathways, and border security are recurrent topics in the media.  You may have wondered:  How does immigration work in …

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Understanding the Aussie Election

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

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 …

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Global Legal Monitor: June and July Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This installment of my Global Legal Monitor (GLM) Highlights post combines June and July GLM articles.  The articles published in the two months addressed a wide range of legal subjects: Banks and financial institutions; Communications and electronic information; Criminal law and procedure; Education; Immigration; Labor; and Nationality and citizenship.  Below is a list of the top …