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Law Library Will Mark Human Rights Day with a Discussion Centered on Islamic Law

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Law Library of Congress and the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division will recognize Human Rights Day with a panel discussion centered on Islamic law. The discussion, “Perspectives on Islamic Law Reform,” will feature a panel of distinguished Islamic scholars. The panelists include Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair of …

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American Bar Association Set to Launch a Traveling Exhibition to Celebrate Magna Carta

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

 The following is a guest post by Elissa C. Lichtenstein, director of the Division for Public Services of the American Bar Association. On August 8, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, the American Bar Association (ABA) will unveil a unique exhibit celebrating Magna Carta.  MAGNA CARTA: ENDURING LEGACY 1215-2015 explores the history of the “Great Charter” and …

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The Federal Link to our Hometown Libraries

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

While visiting family recently in Scranton, Pennsylvania, I paid a visit to the Albright Memorial Library in the city’s downtown.  The high-pitched roof and gray limestone of this building bring back memories of the seemingly countless hours I spent studying during high school, when, sadly we did not even have dial up internet.  It is …

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Recap of Presentation – Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, I had the opportunity and pleasure to introduce Professor Katherine Aron-Beller at the presentation of her new book, Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638. As previously posted on …