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India’s Regulatory Approach To Uber

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist who covers South Asian countries and Canada at the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously written for us on a number of issues, including the Library of Congress collection on Islamic Law in Pakistan, sedition law in India, and physician-assisted suicide …

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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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On The Shelf: Books in Non-Native Languages

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Josh Darland, an assistant project manager in the Law Library, brought me this book on Minnesota law, written in Danish and published in the United States in 1896.  He thought it would make a good post for our On the Shelf series because it was so unexpected.  And he was correct. Though it’s not as …

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A Spring Holiday for Workers

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, director of legal research at the Law Library of Congress. Peter has written a number of posts related to Russia and the former Soviet Union, including posts on the Soviet investigation of Nazi war crimes, lustration in Ukraine, Crimean history and the 2014 referendum, regulating the …

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500 Year Anniversary of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516 (“Reinheitsgebot”)

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

On April 23, 2016, breweries all over Germany and particularly in the Free State of Bavaria will celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the enactment of the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot (beer purity law); a regulation that mandates which ingredients are allowed for the brewing of beer. The Reinheitsgebot is one of the oldest food regulations in …

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An Interview with Endia Sowers Paige, Legal Reference Librarian

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This week’s interview is with Endia Sowers Paige, a legal reference librarian with the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background I am from South Carolina, but I grew up living in several places including North Carolina, Michigan and Germany. I spent childhood summers at my grandmother’s house in rural …

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Becoming the Plutarch of Renaissance Lawyers

Posted by: Nathan Dorn

Quid sit quod multi vitas principum and ducum… diligentissime conscripserint atque inde genus hoc scribendi profectum, paulatim ad eos homines pervenerit, qui leniores quodammodo virtutes profitentur, Philosophos dico, Medicos, Oratores, Poetas… donec ad Rhetores ac Grammaticos deventum est, nemo adhuc extiterit, qui sibi Legumlatorum et Iurisprudentum vitas in argumentum iusti et peculiaris operis desumpserit… How …