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An Interview with Jake Neuberger, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Jake Neuberger, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. He will be a panelist in our upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns.  Describe your background I was born and raised in southern Connecticut and […]

Join Us on March 25 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on “Removal of Head of State Based on Incapacity or Criminal Activities: Case Study Israel”

On March 23, 2021, Israel will go through its fourth election in two years. Prime Minister (PM) Binyamin Netanyahu heads the current transitional government, following the collapse of the outgoing rotating government, in which he served as a PM, with Benny Gantz as an alternate PM. The formation of the outgoing rotating government was enabled by the […]

Apologies Bill Makes No Apologies as it Proceeds Through the UK Parliament

The following is a 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 numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal Response to the London Bombings of 7/7. I was scrolling […]

An Interview with Lourdes Johnson, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Lourdes Johnson, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. She will be a panelist in our upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns.  Describe your background I was born and raised in the city of […]

New Report on Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards Published

The foreign law specialists of the Law Library of Congress recently completed a multinational report titled Taxation of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards. The report surveys the tax treatment of new tokens obtained by cryptocurrency mining or staking, often known as “block rewards,” in 31 countries around the globe. It also addresses the tax implications of cryptocurrency […]

Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for March 2021, Part 1

Last month, Robert provided news of two enhancements to Congress.gov. The first involved new email alerts for committee profile pages. The second was the addition of 21 years of U.S. Statutes at Large to Congress.gov, which can be accessed through the text tab for bills that became public laws in this time period. As part […]