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How to Locate a Published Congressional Hearing: A Beginner’s Guide

This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, senior legal reference specialists. In 1947, aviation and film industry executive Howard Hughes testified before a hearing of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program. The hearings that followed were contentious, with the committee investigating Kaiser-Hughes Aircraft for receiving taxpayer dollars for […]

Cooking Up a Solution to Link Rot

The following is a guest post by the Law Library’s managing editor, Charlotte Stichter. When Charlotte is not at her day job she loves to cook, and is currently on a quest to find the perfect recipe for clafouti. For those with vivid imaginations, the terms “link rot” and “reference rot” might conjure images of […]

A Look inside the Office of General Counsel at the Federal Election Commission

The following is a guest post by Geneviève Claveau and Julia Heron, summer interns at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress.  Geneviève and Julia have previously written a post on Quebec’s Dual Legal System. On July 15, we had the opportunity to visit the Federal Election Commission (FEC), located at 999 E Street […]

An Interview with Agata Tajchert – Collection Services Technician

Today’s interview is with Agata Tajchert, a technician in the Processing Section of the Collection Services Division.  Agata recently wrote about our collection of House of Lords’ records and briefs. Describe your background. As probably most of my colleagues know, I am originally from Poland. I grew up in Warsaw in a neighborhood that during […]

Litigating Memory: The Legal Case Behind the Moiwana and Sand Creek Massacres

The following is a guest post by Collection Services Division’s intern Timothy Byram.  Timothy’s interest in Latin American culture led him to one of the Library’s many public programs, piquing his interest in two particular cases which he discusses here. Litigation is defined as a contest in a courtroom realized “for the purpose of enforcing […]

Hong Kong Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Shi Qiu, a foreign law intern at the Law Library of Congress. July 1, 2015 marked the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. On this anniversary we published a post about the Basic Law of Hong Kong. For non-legal information on Hong Kong, you can read an article […]

Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes in Germany

The emergence of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is a recent phenomenon. E-cigarettes are battery-operated products that typically resemble conventional cigarettes. Instead of tobacco, they contain cartridges filled with liquids that are generally composed of nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals. During consumption, the liquids are heated and thereby vaporize. Because e-cigarettes are relatively new and potential risks are still […]