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Join Our Newest Crowdsourcing Campaign: Historical Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress

Calling all students of history, government, law, public policy, international relations, and other interested members of the public – help us expand access to hundreds of previously unreleased legal reports and other publications from the Law Library of Congress dating back to the 1940s! We are excited to launch our second crowdsourcing campaign with By […]

Plant and Animal Quarantining in United States Legal History

The following is a guest post by Kathryn Gstalder, an intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She is a current graduate student in the Master of Library & Information Science Program at Wayne State University. The word “quarantine” has broad legal implications. Relating to agriculture, Indigenous peoples, public health, […]

Top 15 Articles from the Enhanced GLM

The Global Legal Monitor (GLM), one of the Law Library of Congress’s premier online sources, published 473 articles in 2015 covering legal developments from around the world on a variety of issues, particularly parliamentary acts and court decisions. When writing for the Global Legal Monitor, we try to focus on issues that we believe will interest our readers.  One of the […]

Law Relating to Refugee Rights – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Connie Johnson, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  It is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series, in which we publish posts about materials in the Law Library’s collection related to particular topics or jurisdictions. December 10 was international Human Rights Day.  […]

A Look inside the British Library

The following is a guest post by Tammie Nelson, project manager of Congress.gov and an Information Technology Specialist at the Library of Congress. Ever since I have been working at the Library of Congress, I have made it a practice to find and photograph the national library when I visit a new country. Judging by many of the Pics of […]

Sedition Law in India

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a Legal Analyst in the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress.  British colonial era laws continue to have relevancy in the legal systems of India and Pakistan.  Ironically, a sedition law used by the British colonial government to suppress nationalist dissent in the […]