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50 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Switzerland

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

This year, Switzerland celebrates 50 years of women’s suffrage. In a referendum held on February 7, 1971, 65.7 % of (male) voters approved the right of Swiss women to vote and stand for election at the federal level. As a result, article 74 of the Swiss Constitution was amended to state in paragraph 1: Bei …

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Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by Dr. Goran Seferovic. Goran is a senior research associate at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Law and has been our scholar in residence at the Law Library of Congress this past summer. Goran is conducting research on direct democracy and intends to publish a book on this subject. You can read …

Cover images of historical and contemporary legal reports published in the last year. All of the reports pictured above are now available online in the Legal Reports (Publications of the Law Library of Congress) collection.

Online Legal Reports Collection Surpasses 4,000 Historical and Contemporary Reports

Posted by: Stephen Mayeaux

The Law Library is happy to announce that our collection of legacy and contemporary reports has grown to over 4,000. This summer, we plan to announce a new update to our crowdsourcing campaign, with the release of several hundred additional digitized reports that were published over the last couple years and which would benefit greatly from volunteer transcriptions to help ensure accurate full-text searchability of our collection.