A recently published Law Library of Congress report, Economic Espionage Laws, “addresses economic espionage laws and the regulation of fraudulent filing of corporate, import-export, and banking documentation” in sixteen countries. The report consists of a comparative summary followed by individual country surveys for sixteen countries. The countries surveyed are Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Israel, […]
The following is a guest post by Amanda Buettner, a remote intern in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress, and co-authored by Jennifer Davis. “Great nations, like great men, should keep their word.” Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black expressed his disappointment with these words in 1956, when he wrote the words […]
An interview is with Kristin Glover, a law librarianship graduate student at the University of Washington iSchool, who is completing a directed field work with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress.
This post describes two major Supreme Court case decisions that greatly affected the rights of LGBTQ individuals.
Today, December 15, is Bill of Rights Day, the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. On this day in 1791, the Virginia General Assembly completed the ratification process for those amendments. Virginia’s ratification of the Bill of Rights fulfilled the requirement that federal constitutional amendments must […]
This month our fall 2021 remote metadata interns are finishing up their projects, and we must say goodbye as they head on to new adventures. But first, we want to introduce you to our wonderful cohort that has worked in the Digital Resources Division these last few months. These metadata interns have worked on projects […]
On October 21st, at 2pm EDT, Law Library analysts Iana Fremer and Dante Figueroa will be presenting a webinar on the Law Library of Congress report titled, “Freedom of Expression during COVID-19,” which was released in September 2020. The presenters will review current legislative developments regulating mass media and their ability to distribute information freely […]
This is the final part of our four-part mini-series containing mini-biographies of the summer remote interns working with the Digital Resources Division. (Read parts one, two, and three if you missed them!) The interns’ research and writing has been extraordinary and we can’t wait to share their work. Topics this summer have spanned pigeons, alchemy, […]
On April 29, 2021, the Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association cosponsored an event to celebrate Law Day. Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law and an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect liberty and promote justice. The theme of this year’s […]
We recently published a report on the Recognition of Foreign Passports on our website. The report, produced by specialists and analysts of the Global Legal Research Directorate, surveys 20 jurisdictions around the world as well as international law, and focuses on the rules and approaches for recognizing foreign passports. In addition, the report covers the […]