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Picture of text of the Basic Law of 1949.

Anniversary of the German Basic Law – German Constitutions in the Course of Time

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

The following is a guest post by Eva Dauke, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Every year, on May 23, Germany celebrates the “Day of the Basic Law.” The Basic Law is Germany’s constitution, which lays out the country’s fundamental rights, among …

FALQs: Supreme Court Justice Selection in Norway

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On May 1, 2024, the Norwegian Supreme Court Justice Normann turned 70 years old and, as a Norwegian state employee, will be forced to retire from Norway’s highest court. Next year, another justice, Arne Ringnes, turns 70. This has created two upcoming vacancies on the …

Mr. Bates vs. The Post Office Spurs Possible Law Change

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

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 Revealing the Presence of Ghosts; Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; 100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom; and 100 Year Anniversary …