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Old Howard County Courthouse

The former Howard County Circuit Courthouse, located in the county seat, Ellicott City, Maryland, was recently replaced by a newer version at another location in the city. The old courthouse is situated on top of a hill with steep slopes, and from the right viewpoint you can see much of the city. Howard County was […]

New Story Map: Documenting World War I

The newest addition to the Law Library’s Story Map collection has arrived. Documenting World War I: The Great War through the Lens of the Law Library’s Collections is our contribution to the wealth of information about  World War I at the Library of Congress. This Story Map introduces readers to the multitude of declarations of […]

Watch a Recording of the 2022 Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture Featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

On February 17, the Law Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Fellows Program presented a conversation with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer for the Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture. The Law Librarian of Congress, Aslihan Bulut, introduced the event and Counselor to the Chief Justice, Jeffrey P. Minear, who is also executive director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program, served […]

Kvennafridagurinn – The Day Icelandic Women Went on Strike

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a day recognized by the United Nations and celebrated around the world. The day is not the only day women are celebrated – many countries have domestic days designated to honor women. For example, yesterday, Jenny wrote about the Equal Pay Day in Germany, celebrated on March 7. […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Elizabeth Mansfield, Legislative Data Analyst

Today’s interview is with Elizabeth Mansfield, a legislative data analyst in the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. I first began working in the information services industry during college as a technical services assistant in my university’s law library. In addition to a library degree, I have an advanced degree […]

A Tour Through Yellowstone: Tracing the Park’s Legislative History on Its 150th Anniversary

Today marks Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary. On March 1, 1872, President Grant signed into law a statute creating Yellowstone, making it America’s first national park. To celebrate this occasion, we have compiled legislative materials related to the park, including 19th century survey reports of the Wyoming Territory, bill texts, debates and votes on the […]