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Updated Report on US Government Responses to the Coronavirus

Posted by: Anna Price

In September we posted about a newly-published report on federal and state executive responses to COVID-19. Over the past couple months we expanded our research and reviewed actions by local governments and Congress related to the pandemic. Our earlier report has now been updated to include our new findings, and is available on Law.gov. The …

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New Report Discusses US Federal and State Executive Responses to the Coronavirus

Posted by: Anna Price

Nations and jurisdictions across the world have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by varying means. At the Law Library of Congress we have written extensively about this topic, keeping readers updated as events continue to unfold. Most recently, Law Library staff analyzed state and federal executive actions that have been taken across the U.S. related …

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Restrictions on Movement due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Across England – Part II

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

The following is part two of a two-part guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written a number of posts for In Custodia Legis, including Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal …

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Restrictions on Movement due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Across England – Part I

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

The following is part one a two-part guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written a number of posts for In Custodia Legis, including Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal Response …

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Coronavirus Resource Guide

Posted by: Margaret Wood

Once again we have updated this guide as of today, May 8, 2020. These updates include new presidential actions and a link from the IRS for additional information on the stimulus checks. We have added links to information under the State Government section as well highlighted some of the  recent CRS reports and new blog …

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FALQs: India’s Government Response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion on Islamic Law, Sedition Law in India, and FALQ posts on Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s …

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FALQs: Spain’s Legal Framework Applicable to the Coronavirus Explained

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

The following is a guest post by Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand, a senior foreign law specialist at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. When a plane landed in Madrid, Spain, on January 31, 2020, with passengers who had been evacuated from China …

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Rental Assistance: Resources in the United States

Posted by: Anna Price

Sometimes we are inspired by reference inquiries and current events to write blog posts on a specific topic. In 2020, for example, we published guides about the coronavirus pandemic and resources for individuals facing domestic violence. This post focuses on options for people who are vulnerable to housing insecurity, and lists resources where they may …