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An Interview with Haolin Wang, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Laney Zhang

Today’s interview is with Haolin Wang, Foreign Law Intern at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in Guangzhou, an open and diversified city in south China. I attended Wuhan University in Wuhan, where I received an undergraduate law degree (LL.B.). During my third year of undergraduate studies, I …

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New Report Examines Measures Taken in Various Countries for Continuing Legislative Activities during Emergency Situations

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised serious challenges not only for scientists who are working on finding a cure and developing a vaccine, and for medical personnel who take care of the sick, but also for policymakers. In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, governments around the globe have introduced extraordinary measures, including travel restrictions, …

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New Report Published: Airport Noise Regulations

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

As airlines and airports are limiting operations across the globe, many airports are significantly less busy and noisy than usual. However, they are not completely quiet and there are reports that some commercial airplanes continue to fly, without passengers. In a recently-published report, Airport Noise Regulations, the Law Library of Congress looks at national strategies and rules for reducing noise from …

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Coronavirus Resource Guide

Posted by: Margaret Wood

Once again we have updated this guide as of today, May 8, 2020. These updates include new presidential actions and a link from the IRS for additional information on the stimulus checks. We have added links to information under the State Government section as well highlighted some of the  recent CRS reports and new blog …

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FALQs: India’s Government Response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic Law, Sedition Law in India, and FALQ posts on Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s …