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Newspaper Reports of Duels Fought at the Bladensburg Dueling Ground

We have previously written about dueling, a practice by which gentleman who considered themselves of equal social standing would respond to a serious insult by fighting, sometimes to the death, with pistols. Many of these duels were fought at the Bladensburg Dueling Ground, located just outside the boundaries of Washington, D.C. One of my favorite […]

Join Us for an “Orientation to Legal Research” Webinar on Federal Regulations

The following is coauthored by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Recently, the Law Library of Congress started a new webinar series on U.S. laws and legal resources. We welcome you to attend the next entry in this series, regarding tracing federal regulations, which will take place on Thursday, […]

New Series of Webinars: Join Us on Feb. 20th for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Case Law

The following is a guest post by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress is pleased to announce a new series of webinars on U.S. laws and legal resources. These classes are taught by reference librarians and designed to give a basic introduction to legal […]

An Interview with Bailey DeSimone, Library Technician (Metadata)

Today’s interview is with Bailey DeSimone, a Library Technician (Metadata) in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. What is your academic/professional history? I received my bachelor’s degrees in history and global studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From my second week of classes as a first-year to my final […]

Human Rights Day Panel Discussion: The Impact of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Today

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Law Library of Congress will commemorate Human Rights Day with a discussion on the women’s suffrage movement and how it impacts women’s rights today. Each year the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day with a panel discussion focusing on the understanding and recognition of a critical social, […]

An Interview with Jonathan Donovan, Library Technician

Today’s interview is with Jonathan Donovan, a library technician in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina for college. Since then, I’ve lived and worked in Delaware, Maryland, and the Philadelphia area. Growing up, my parents often took me to […]

The Power of Judicial Review

The following is a guest post by Janeen Williams, a Legal Reference Specialist with the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. The federal judiciary has the authority to review actions of the legislative and executive branches to verify that they comport with the Constitution see Marbury v. Madison). However, judicial review does […]

An Interview with Abigail Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead

This week’s interview is with Abbie Grotke.  She is the web archiving team lead here at the Library of Congress.  I have worked with Abbie on a variety of archive collections, including the Legal Blawgs and U.S. Congressional web archives. Describe your background. I’m an all-over-the-East Coast gal. Born in Upstate/central New York, near the Finger Lakes, I’ve […]