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It’s Just Not Cricket!

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

(The phrase “it’s just not cricket” is used to say that “something is unfair or dishonest”; “not done.” Perhaps it could have been exclaimed by some of the parties involved in the cases below?) The baseball season starts next week, but in other parts of the world the focus over the last six weeks has …

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References to Roman Law in US Courts

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. I have previously written about the amazing collection of Roman law resources at the Law Library of Congress.  I noted that references to Roman law have been made in arguments before, and in decisions of, …

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Cuban Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Gustavo Guerra, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. This post is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series in which we provide information on some of the foreign law materials available to researchers at the Library of Congress.¬†Gustavo has previously written posts on …

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FALQs: Cuban Legal System

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Gustavo Guerra, a foreign law specialist covering a number of Spanish-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress.  It is the second post in our “Frequently Asked Legal Questions” series, following on from our post yesterday on French terrorism laws.  This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked …

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FALQs: Terrorism in France

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Today we start a new series on In Custodia Legis!  “FALQs” are “Frequently Asked Legal Questions.“  We will briefly discuss interesting and useful information on laws and legal issues related to events from around the world.  Please feel free to let us know in the comments if there are particular global events or issues that …