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Archive: June 2022 (24 Posts)

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When a Bee Is a Fish in the Eyes of the Law

Posted by: Anna Price

Last month, a California court held that for the purpose of receiving legal protection under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), the act’s definition of “fish” is broad enough to include bees. At first blush, this decision may cause some head-scratching, so let’s begin with a brief background of the laws at play in this …

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Congress.gov – More on Staff Work and the June 2022 Release

Posted by: Margaret Wood

In March, I devoted a post to information about the work various staff members at the Library of Congress do for Congress.gov. The post included contributions from Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and Law Library staff and, at the time, I promised we would have a second post with information about the work …

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Law Library of Congress Studies on Firearms, Weapons, and Gun Control

Posted by: Ruth Levush

A search of legal reports produced by the Law Library of Congress has identified multiple reports on gun laws around the world. The reports date back to the early 1960s, reflecting the interest in the topics of “firearms” OR “weapons” OR “gun control” OR “weapons industry” by Law Library of Congress patrons over the years. …

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Ålandic Regional Citizenship or the Right of Ålandic Domicile

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

Today, June 9th, marks the Åland National Day, självstyrelsedagen, celebrated in honor of the law that made it independent in 1921: the Autonomy Act of 1920. Today, celebrations of this event includes eating Ålandic pancake (Ålandspannkaka). Åland is made up of more than 6,700 islands that form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea between Sweden …