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Congress.gov October 2021 New, Tip, and Top

Andrew’s Congress.gov post at the end of September featured a video that provided an overview of 10 recent enhancements to Congress.gov. In the latest release, we have made it easier for users to search for historical congressional legislation, or more recent legislation, by grouping together these options through the use of checkboxes on the legislative […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – November 2021

In November, the Law Library of Congress will present webinars on federal statutes and an orientation to the Law Library’s collections. Attendees at the federal statutes webinar will have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and how to trace federal statutes from their publication in the U.S. Code to their origins as bills. […]

New Acquisitions for Indigenous People’s Day

Greetings from Nacotchtank, Piscataway and Pamunkey traditional lands. As the last fiscal year just ended, the Law Library’s Collection Services Division staff are looking back on a successful acquisitions year. It seems like a good time to talk about some of our successes, especially acquisitions related to Indigenous peoples, since yesterday was the day that […]

Join Us on November 9th for the Jane Sánchez Memorial Lecture on the Future of Law Libraries and Law Librarianship

The late Law Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services Jane Sánchez worked to advance the Law Library of Congress by advocating for new and innovative initiatives. These initiatives, such as the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute, helped enhance the Law Library’s products and services, and expand our ability […]

Join Us for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: “Freedom of Speech in the Time of Pandemic: Central America and Eurasia”

On October 21st, at 2pm EDT, Law Library analysts Iana Fremer and Dante Figueroa will be presenting a webinar on the Law Library of Congress report titled, “Freedom of Expression during COVID-19,” which was released in September 2020. The presenters will review current legislative developments regulating mass media and their ability to distribute information freely […]

Congressional Cemetery – The Boggs Family

This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, a senior legal reference librarian with the Law Library of Congress. Ann has contributed a number of posts to this blog, including posts on Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online, U.S. Supreme Court: Original Jurisdiction and Oral Arguments, and Domestic Violence: Resources in the United States.  Three members […]

An Interview with Julie Schwarz, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Julie Schwarz, a foreign law intern working in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress under the supervision of Nicolas Boring, the foreign law specialist covering French-speaking jurisdictions. Describe your background. I was born in Paris, France. When I was eight years old, we moved to New York City […]

Proclamation of 1809 Allowing for Home Production of Brännvin – Pic of the Week

It’s officially October and I thought I would share a proclamation from our Swedish Law collection that I found back in 2019 while researching a blog post on the Treaty of Fredrikshamn. The proclamation entered into force on October 1, 1809. The document is titled “Kong.Maj:ts Nådiga Kungörelse, Angående Tillåten Brännvinsbränning ifrån den första instundande […]