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Archive: July 2017 (20 Posts)

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Today in History – Extinguishing the Pope’s Power in England

Posted by: Margaret Wood

This is another one of those “Today in History” posts!  On July 18, 1536, the English Parliament passed the law titled “An Act Extinguishing the authority of the bishop of Rome” (28 Hen. 8 c.10). This was in fact one of a series of laws which had been passed during the previous four years, severing …

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Attorney Advertising in Germany

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

On July 14, 1987, the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) rendered two decisions that paved the way to allowing attorney advertising in Germany. Nicknamed the “Bastille decisions” because of the date and their ”revolutionary character,” the decisions allowed attorneys for the first time to advertise their services to the public on a regular basis although several …

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Preserving resources from Haiti: On the Shelf

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Preserving law sources is one of our top priorities and every day we find ourselves working with different jurisdictions.  In May, as we were working on reclassifying Law-classed materials, our serials cataloger came across some deteriorating issues of the law reports of Haiti, La Gazette du palais: organe juridique.  As a law source, this bimonthly …

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Justice for Shylock: A Mock Appeal

Posted by: Robert Brammer

On Wednesday, June 21st, the Law Library of Congress was pleased to host a mock appeal for the Shakespearean character, Shylock, from the Merchant of Venice. Our distinguished panel of judges included United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg;  Associate Dean for International Affairs and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School …

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Our Law Librarians at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This post is coauthored by Hanibal Goitom and Andrew Weber. Later this month the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) 110th Annual Meeting and Conference will take place in Austin, Texas.  This year’s theme is Forgo the Status Quo.  The Law Library of Congress had multiple proposals accepted for this year’s conference. Jennifer is participating in two panels.  The first is The …