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Why March 4 used to be important in the United States

Posted by: Jim Martin

This year my March 4 was a rather uneventful day.  That may have been the case for most of you, but this wasn’t always so for American government.  Until the ratification of the 20th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States in 1933, each congress began on March 4 of the year following the …

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U.S. Supreme Court: Original Jurisdiction and Oral Arguments

Posted by: Jim Martin

Today’s guest post is by Ann Hemmens, Senior Legal Reference Librarian.  Ann wrote on accessing federal materials on the Law Library’s Guide to Law Online. At the Law Library of Congress, we collect, organize, and provide access to original print records and briefs filed with the Supreme Court of the United States. We are one …