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Top 15 Articles from the Enhanced GLM

Posted by: Donna Sokol

The Global Legal Monitor (GLM), one of the Law Library of Congress’s premier online sources, published 473 articles in 2015 covering legal developments from around the world on a variety of issues, particularly parliamentary acts and court decisions. When writing for the Global Legal Monitor, we try to focus on issues that we believe will interest our readers.  One of the …

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Modern Illuminated Manuscript – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Donna Sokol

From the exhibition label: The Apostle’s Edition of the Saint John’s Bible. For the new millennium, Saint John’s University and Abbey in Minnesota commissioned an illuminated, handwritten Bible, the first of its kind since Gutenberg printed the Bible in 1454. This contemporary Bible is at once old and new: a masterpiece of the ancient crafts …

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Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Event

Posted by: Donna Sokol

The¬†major international commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta happened today at Runnymede Meadows in Surrey, England. Prime Minister David Cameron, HRH The Princess Royal, American Bar Association president William Hubbard, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch participated in the rededication of the American Bar Association memorial at Runnymede.   The Law Librarian of …

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New Year’s Greetings from the Law Librarian of Congress

Posted by: Donna Sokol

This is a guest post by the Law Librarian of Congress, David Mao, who has previously written about the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,¬†federal architecture, state government contracts, speed limits, and cruise ship food rules, among other topics. The New Year’s Greeting for 2014 is available for download in PDF format. PREPARING TO LAUNCH …