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Hispanic Heritage Month On the Shelf: What’s New

Last week, Geraldine talked about the events the Library is hosting to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates Mexico’s independence day (September 16: ¡Viva Hidalgo!), and the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. With these celebrations in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the new materials […]

On the Shelf – Mexico City Gazette

On January 30, 2016, Mexico News Daily printed an article stating that President Enrique Peña Nieto had officially announced that what had been the Federal District would now be known as Mexico City. So why does that matter to the Law Library’s Collection Services Division?   Looking at two consecutive issues of the gazette for […]

New Law Library Reports Cover Access to Encrypted Communications and Intelligence Gathering

More and more internet traffic is encrypted. Encryption is a method of protecting electronic information by converting it into an unintelligible form (encoding) so that it can only be decoded with a key. Google stated in its latest transparency report that 85% of requests from around the world to Google’s servers used encrypted connections in […]

New Resource Covers the Laws of 157 Countries on the Extradition of Citizens

The Law Library of Congress has recently published a chart containing information on the terms that apply to the extradition of citizens in 157 jurisdictions around the globe. Of the countries surveyed, 60 were found to have laws that prevent the extradition of their own citizens, while the laws of 31 other countries generally allow such requests. […]

An Interview with Sheila Hollis, New Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress

This week’s interview is with Sheila Hollis, new chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress. Ms. Hollis is also chair of the Washington, D.C. office of Duane Morris LLP, where she specializes in domestic and international energy and environmental matters. Please describe your background. Westerner, great affection for Colorado, Northern […]

Tribes within Mexico have been added to the Indigenous Law Portal

We are excited to announce a new addition to our Indigenous Law Portal – Mexico! Thanks to the hard work of many interns, Jennifer, Tina, Jolande, Robert, and others around the Library, this completes the North American portion of the Indigenous Law Portal. The Indigenous Law Portal, which debuted in July of 2014, combines historical information from the […]

Celebrating Canada’s National Aboriginal Day with a New Addition to the Indigenous Law Portal

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada, and in celebration of this event, we are proud to open the Canadian portion of the Indigenous Law Portal. This new segment of the portal expands our coverage for the first time beyond the United States. The Canadian portion of the Indigenous Law Portal is divided into three regions: Eastern, Western, and Northern Canada.  These […]