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FALQ’s: The Legalization of Cannabis in Canada

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

The following is a guest post by Sarah Ettedgui, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who worked as foreign law intern this past summer with foreign law specialist Nicolas Boring at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Canada’s first legal marijuana dispensaries opened their doors …

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An Interview with Friederike Loebbert, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Friederike Loebbert, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in a city in Northern Germany called Lübeck, which has a magnificent old town and is close to the Baltic …

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Grizzly Bears and the Endangered Species Act

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

My favorite week of the year is “Fat Bear Week,” an annual competition organized by Katmai National Park in Alaska to crown the bear that managed to pack on the most weight over the summer. Bears are fascinating animals to me, which might also have to do with the fact that I am from Germany, …

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An Interview with Zeynep Timocin Cantekin, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Zeynep Timocin Cantekin, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Istanbul, I first moved to London for law …