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Wrap Up From the National Book Festival

Posted by: Margaret Wood

Six of our staff from various divisions — including Public Services, Legislative & External Relations and Global Legal Research — participated in the National Book Festival this year, handing out 2500 of our famous gavel pencils as well as flyers with information about the Law Library of Congress (LLC).  As I have done in previous years, I asked my colleagues …

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The Laws of Burgos: 500 Years of Human Rights

Posted by: Francisco Macías

As Connie Johnson mentioned in a post earlier this month, the Law Library commemorated Human Rights Day this year by hosting an engaging panel discussion. In keeping with the theme of human rights, I thought it fitting to highlight a historic set of legal instruments that capture a case of well-meaning reaction against a historical …