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190th Anniversary of the Constitution of the Free State of Coahuila and Texas

The following is a joint collaboration with Janice Hyde, Assistant Law Librarian for Collections. March is a very important month for Texas.  March is Texas History Month!  Every year, on March 2, Texas celebrates the anniversary of its independence. And it’s no surprise that this anniversary aligns with the festivities set out for Texas Public […]

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 Kayahan Cantekin, Foreign Law Specialist

Today’s interview is with Kayahan Cantekin, a foreign law specialist covering Turkey and other Turkic-speaking jurisdictions in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background I am from Istanbul, Turkey. I was born in Texas, and my parents moved back to Turkey from the United States when I was six years […]

18th Annual National Book Festival Recap

The Law Library had a dynamic presence at the 18th annual National Book Festival. We had 11 staff members volunteer at the festival from our Global Legal Collection Directorate, Public Services Division, Office of Administrative Operations, and Office of External Relations as well as Maria Soto, a new member of the ABA Standing Committee on the […]

Happy Birthday Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid–An Honorary U.S. Citizen

  Bernardo Vicente Apolinar de Gálvez y Madrid is one of those unsung heroes of American history.  Today, I would like to share a few highlights about this giant of Americana. Born on July 23, 1746, in Macharaviaya—a town and municipio in Málaga within the autonomous community of Andalusia, which is situated in the south […]