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“A monstrosity of art”: A Strange D.C. Landmark’s Connection to Congress

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Sarah Friedman, a former Presidential Management Fellow with the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. She previously authored The Legal History of the Presidential Management Fellows Program and Hansberry v. Lee: The Supreme Court Case that Influenced the Play “A Raisin in the Sun.” Washington …

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Ninth Circuit Dismisses Class Action Claims on I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray

Posted by: Anna Price

In an April 18, 2023, opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that nutrient content claims for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray” (“Butter! Spray”) are misleading. The plaintiffs in this case were California consumers who alleged that the “product’s label makes misrepresentations about fat and calorie content …

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Get Ready: Favorite Ready Reference Materials at the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Anna Price

This is a guest post by Olivia Kane-Cruz, the current librarian-in-residence at the Law Library of Congress. As the current librarian-in-residence, I am constantly learning from the more experienced legal reference librarians. During my very first week, I had the opportunity to shadow other librarians at the reference desk in the Law Library Reading Room. …

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Upcoming US Law Webinars – October 2022

Posted by: Anna Price

Spooky season approaches! For some, part of October will be spent gearing up for Halloween and Día de Muertos. Others may be excited about the cooler weather and fall recipes. Maybe “pumpkin spice season” will be observed where you live. Regardless of your October plans, we hope you make time to join us for some …

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Upcoming US Law Webinars – September 2022

Posted by: Anna Price

As much of the country returns to school in September, and the legislative summer recess comes to a close, the Law Library will be marking the month with more webinars on U.S., comparative, and foreign law topics. In September, the Law Library’s orientation webinar will give attendees an overview of the Law Library’s services and …