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Crossing State Lines to Settle Squabbles – Pic of the Week

Today’s guest post is by Janice Hyde, director of the Law Library Global Legal Collection Directorate. In a previous post prepared by my colleague Robert Brammer, he noted that Kentucky outlawed dueling in 1799. I learned recently that this practice was legal for many more years in the District of Columbia and for even longer […]

Accessing Reading Room Materials During Our Move

This is a guest post by Anne Guha, legal information analyst with the Law Library Public Services Division. As Margaret explained in a previous blog post, recently we have been preparing the Law Library Reading Room, located in Room 201 in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress, for a much-needed renovation.  In order to allow the […]

Researching Norwegian Law Online and in the Library

The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law research consultant who covers Scandinavian countries at the Law Library of Congress. Elin has previously written about the bicentenary of Norway’s constitution and a boarding school scandal in Sweden for In Custodia Legis. When I conduct research on Scandinavian jurisdictions here at the […]

How Sunday Came to be Established as a Day of Rest in France

The following is a guest post by Nicolas Boring, foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress.  Nicolas has previously contributed guest posts on French Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights and Napoleon Bonaparte and Mining Rights in France. It is no secret that French workers benefit from a generous amount of vacation time.  Indeed, […]

An Interview with Ann Hemmens, Legal Reference Librarian

This week’s interview is with Ann Hemmens, a legal reference librarian with the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My parents were transplants from Illinois and I inherited their interest in travel and living in different parts of the country. I’ve […]

American Bar Association Set to Launch a Traveling Exhibition to Celebrate Magna Carta

 The following is a guest post by Elissa C. Lichtenstein, director of the Division for Public Services of the American Bar Association. On August 8, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, the American Bar Association (ABA) will unveil a unique exhibit celebrating Magna Carta.  MAGNA CARTA: ENDURING LEGACY 1215-2015 explores the history of the “Great Charter” and […]

Junior Fellow at the Law Library of Congress

This is a guest post by Betty Lupinacci, now the supervisor in the Processing Section of the Law Library Collection Services Division.  I love summers at the Library of Congress. That’s when, for ten weeks, the Junior Fellows take over the collections and fill the place with enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. Once again the Law Library […]