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FALQs: The Swedish Sami Parliament Elections

This blogpost is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series and describes the Swedish Sami Parliament election. This upcoming Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Sami Parliament (Sametinget) in Sweden holds its general election. The date also marks the 18th anniversary of the first Swedish Sami Parliament election in 1993. 1. What is the Sami Parliament […]

Law Library of Congress Rare Book Curator Displays New Acquisitions

Law Library of Congress Rare Book Curator Nathan Dorn brings us a display of new acquisitions for the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection. In this video, Nathan shares five new acquisitions from the collection. The first item is a Russian work, the first edition of the Sobornoye Ulozhenie or the Ulozhenie of 1649, a compilation […]

Native Hawaiian Law

Native Hawaiians, Kānaka Maoli, were a self-governing, sovereign people until July 1898 when the United States annexed the Kingdom of Hawai’i. In early Hawaiian history (1500-1800), four distinct chiefdoms (Hawaiʻi, Maui, Oʻahu, Kaua’i) ruled Hawai’i. King Kamehameha I united the kingdom in 1810, a move which helped preserve Hawaiian independence and international standing. On June […]

Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

This past week, organizations across the country have been celebrating public service workers and honoring the work they do. For the past 36 years, Public Service Recognition Week has honored those who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. We asked our staff which public services they were most grateful […]

Join Us for our Upcoming Webinar: “Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System?”

Technology and digitalization are changing the way we pay. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the trend away from cash to digital payments. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are experiencing an all-time high. Central banks are taking note. On October 20, 2020, the Central Bank of The Bahamas launched the first worldwide retail central bank digital […]

New Acquisition: Justinian’s Institutes in Emblemata, Johannes Buno’s Memoriale Institutionum Juris

This post was created with the assistance of Elizabeth Korres, Library Technician in the Law Library’s Global Legal Collection Directorate. Memorization is an inevitable part of studying law, and it has been for a very long time. To grapple with this, authors have tried to offer students strategies for memorization that will make learning the […]

Celebrating AAPI History through the Cherry Blossoms – Pic of the Week

Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom at the end of March of this year, bringing springtime to the region. This week’s Pic of the Week is a close-up of one of these beautiful trees. On May 1, 2012, President Barack Obama’s proclamation for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognized two major […]

Congress.gov May 2021 New, Tip and Top

Last month, Robert publicized the addition of historic materials to Congress.gov, including the bound Congressional Record going back to 1951 and the Statutes at Large back to 1973. This month, we are very happy to be introducing a citation tool for Congress.gov users. Over the years, many of our patrons have asked for citation information […]