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Happy Anniversary Magna Carta!

PARENTS! Still homeschooling your kids, or at least looking for something new for them to do? Then how about a civics lesson by way of Runnymede? Today marks the 805th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in a field at Runnymede. In case you weren’t following us back in 2014-2015, the Law Library, […]

Join Us on June 25 for a Webinar on Regulating the Use of Technology to Combat COVID-19

Currently, there is no known cure or vaccine for COVID-19. Countries therefore have to find other ways to control and mitigate the spread of this infectious disease in order to break the chain of human-to-human transmission. Many governments have turned to electronic measures to provide information to individuals about the COVID-19 pandemic, check symptoms,trace contacts […]

Join Us for Our Next “Orientation to Law Library Collections” Webinar on June 23 at 11:00 AM EDT

Interested in learning about some of the free legal resources we offer online? Consider joining us for the Orientation to Law Library Collections on Tuesday, June 23, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. This is another of the Law Library of Congress’s new webinar series on U.S. law and legal resources.  Click here to register. The Orientation to […]

It’s More than “Just a Bill” – Learn About U.S. Federal Statutes on June 18th at 11am ET

This is a guest blog by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Over the past few months, the Law Library of Congress has modified its course offerings in a variety of ways. We have introduced the Legal Research Institute, migrated our U.S. legal research orientations online, and hosted webinars on […]

Anniversary of First American Space Walk

As we watch the United States take new steps in our space program, we also commemorate the 55th anniversary of the first American space walk on June 3, 1965. The Russian launch of Sputnik in 1957 had spurred U.S. development in space capabilities. The National Aeronautics and Space Act (Pub. L. 85-568, 72 Stat. 426), […]

Newspaper Reports of Duels Fought at the Bladensburg Dueling Ground

We have previously written about dueling, a practice by which gentleman who considered themselves of equal social standing would respond to a serious insult by fighting, sometimes to the death, with pistols. Many of these duels were fought at the Bladensburg Dueling Ground, located just outside the boundaries of Washington, D.C. One of my favorite […]

New Report: Virtual Civil Trials

While working from home together with other Law Library staff our foreign law specialists and analysts have been busy researching many legal issues related to COVID-19, including Continuity of Legislative Activities during Emergency Situations (March 2020) on measures taken in various countries for continuing legislative activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, we also published a […]