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FALQs: Spain’s Legal Framework Applicable to the Coronavirus Explained

The following is a guest post by Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand, a senior foreign law specialist at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. When a plane landed in Madrid, Spain, on January 31, 2020, with passengers who had been evacuated from China because of the coronavirus, Spanish health authorities quarantined the evacuees […]

The Size of the United States Supreme Court

On this day in 1837, President Andrew Jackson, in one of his last official acts, signed legislation to expand the size of the Supreme Court of the United States by adding two associate justice positions, increasing its size to a Chief Justice and eight associate justices. The same legislation also increased the number of federal judicial […]

Congress.gov New, Tip and Top March 2020

Last month we brought you information about new alerts for updated weekly committee schedules and the implementation of Read Speaker for bill text. For our first release this month, we have added the ability to sort bill cosponsors by name or date from the All Info view for a bill.   Enhancements Enhancement – Members […]

FALQs: Spreading Rumors and Police Reprimand Under Chinese Law

It was recently reported that Dr. Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who was among the first to raise the alarm about the coronavirus disease (now named COVID-19) and died after contracting the virus from a patient, had been reprimanded by the police for “spreading rumors.” On his Weibo account, Dr. Li posted the “letter of reprimand” that he was […]