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40 Years of ICWA

November 8 was the 40th anniversary of the Indian Child Welfare Act [25 U.S.C. Section 1901-1963], also known as ICWA. Throughout the late 1800s and 1900s, indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and sent to Indian boarding schools, either via provisions in treaties or by other methods. By the 1960s and 1970s, indigenous […]

The Law Library of Congress commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I

This post is coauthored by Jim Martin, senior legal information analyst, and Robert Brammer, senior legal information specialist. The Law Library of Congress would like to take the opportunity to remember the sacrifices of our brave veterans who proudly served the cause of freedom over a century ago in World War I. The Law Library invites you to […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina – When the Constitution, Laws, and Political Participation of Minorities Clash

The following is a guest post by Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Several days ago, in the middle of a conversation about our everyday lives and the upcoming midterm elections, a friend of mine looked at me, and asked out of the blue, “Do you know that there is a […]

Congress.gov Search Tip – How to Track Specific Changes to Legislation with Email Alerts

The Congress.gov team recently improved saved search alerts for legislation. This improvement applies to searches that are performed from the legislation homepage search form and the advanced search form. Initially, saved search alerts for legislation provided you with a list of new items added to your search results list, as well as of items already in your […]

A New Chinese Court in an Old American Building – Pic of the Week

A few months ago, I wrote a Global Legal Monitor article on a decision by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee to create the country’s first financial court in Shanghai, the Shanghai Financial Court. According to the decision, the new court is specialized in handling financial cases. It has the status of an intermediate court and […]

Happy Birthday European Union!

On November 1, 1993, the “Treaty on European Union” (Maastricht Treaty) entered into force, marking “…a new stage in the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe”. The Maastricht Treaty officially established the European Union (EU), but the journey to its establishment began as early as 1957 with the signing of the Rome Treaties. […]