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From the Serial Set: Congress and the Territories

The following is a guest post by Bailey DeSimone, a library technician (metadata) in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. Her ongoing blog series, From the Serial Set, shares discoveries from the Law Library’s Serial Set Digitization Project. The House Committee on Territories was formed in 1825 during the 1st Session of the 19th […]

Join Us on May 21 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on the Response of Religious Institutions and Organizations in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to Governmental Efforts to Combat the COVID-19 Outbreak

This is a guest post by George Sadek, a foreign law specialist with the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Islamic religious institutions, Ulema councils, and religious organizations in various Muslim countries around the world are playing a significant and complex role in reaction to governmental responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. […]

Restrictions on Movement due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Across England – Part II

The following is part two of a two-part guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written a number of posts for In Custodia Legis, including Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal […]

Restrictions on Movement due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Across England – Part I

The following is part one a two-part guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written a number of posts for In Custodia Legis, including Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal Response […]

FALQs: Are There Laws That Regulate a Change of Leaders in North Korea?

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist covering several countries in East and Southeast Asia at the Law Library of Congress. Her previous In Custodia Legis posts include New Era, New Law Number; Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules; Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the […]

Liberia Government Measures to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

Liberia, a West African country of over 5 million people, is unfortunately all too familiar with the destructive nature of an epidemic. From 2014 through 2016, the country dealt with an Ebola outbreak. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “[t]he 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic was the first and largest epidemic of its kind, […]