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Archive: June 2016 (20 Posts)

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New Report Looks at Campaign Finance Laws in Seven Countries

Posted by: Ruth Levush

There is frequent discussion and debate about U.S. campaign finance laws and the increasing amounts spent by candidates running for the U.S. Congress. Certain aspects of campaign finance regulation have been the subject of judicial review by the Supreme Court. How do other countries approach the complex task of regulating campaign contributions and spending? This …

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An Interview with Rose Likins, Field Study Student

Posted by: Barbara Bavis

Today’s interview is with Rose Likins, a field study student from the Master of Library and Information Science Program at the University of Maryland, who is assisting in the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. As the oldest of five children in an Air Force family, I had the …

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Law Library Event—Depiction of Law in Film and Television

Posted by: Liah Caravalho

The Law Library of Congress and the Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation will offer a program highlighting the depiction of law in film and television on Wednesday, July 20. The event will feature Professor of Law Jessica Silbey from Northeastern University School of Law. Silbey will present a lecture titled “A History of …

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Jenny Gesley Wins Award for Doctoral Dissertation

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Luis Acosta, a division chief in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress is very proud to announce that Jenny Gesley, our foreign law specialist covering German-speaking countries, was named one of two recipients of the Baker & McKenzie Award …

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FALQs: Brexit Referendum

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, foreign law specialist for the United Kingdom and a number of Commonwealth jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. The United Kingdom joined the European Economic Community (EEC – now the European Union) in 1973. It had …

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June 26: A Day to Support Victims of Torture

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Connie Johnson, a senior legal research analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Connie has posted several times before, including items on Water Rights on Star Island, Law Relating to Refugee Rights – Global Legal Collection Highlights, her summer vacation on Star Island, and World Health Day. June 26 is …

Iceland – Global Legal Collection Highlights

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

Today is the National Day of Iceland, which celebrates the establishment of the Republic of Iceland upon Iceland declaring full independence from Denmark on June 17, 1944.  This seemed like a good occasion to share some of the highlights of the Law Library of Congress collection of Icelandic materials with In Custodia Legis readers. Jónsbók …