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Join Us on 2/23 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: The Dilemma of Trafficking in Persons for the Purpose of Forced Labor and Sexual Exploitation in Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering laws of Arabic-speaking countries and Islamic law.  Join us on February 23 at 2 p.m. EST for our next foreign, comparative, and international law webinar titled, “The Dilemma of Trafficking in Persons for the Purpose of Forced Labor and …

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Celebrating Over 10,000 Foreign Legal Gazette Issues Now Online

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Mellifera, a digital collection specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the Law Library of Congress has been collecting foreign official gazettes and maintains the largest collection of these sources in the entire world. The Law Library’s gazette collection …

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New Law Library of Congress Report Examines Pharmaceutical Antitrust Cases

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. The Law Library of Congress recently published its report, Pharmaceutical Antitrust Cases, which provides a comparative analysis of antitrust and competition cases concerning the pharmaceutical industry in 12 jurisdictions. The jurisdictions covered by this report include Australia, …

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What Not to Wear: Clothing Rationing During World War II

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Lauren Krauskopf, a former intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She was a double major in government & politics and History at the University of Maryland, College Park. On January 16, 1942, just over one month after the attack on Pearl Harbor …

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Join Us on 1/26 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: Indigenous Governance in the Circumpolar Arctic

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. Join us on January 26 at 2 p.m. EST for our next foreign, comparative, and international law webinar titled, “Indigenous Governance in the Circumpolar Arctic.” Please register here. With the ongoing effects of climate change, the Arctic …

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Preserving the Past: The National Register of Historic Places

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Emily Beran, a former intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She studied library and information science at the University of Washington.  What do The Hoover Dam, Walden Pond, and Palace Amusements all have in common? These three locations – and over 96,000 …

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Law Library of Congress Report Highlights Recent Updates in UK and US Environmental Law

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has authored several blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including New Acquisition: The Trial of Governor Picton, A Case of Torture in Trinidad, Indigenous Law Research Strategies: Settlement Acts and Looking into the Past: Space Telescopes and the Law of Outer …

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Law Library of Congress Report Examines the Canadian Emergencies Act

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. A recently published Law Library of Congress report, entitled Canada: the Emergencies Act, examines the history and operation of emergency legislation at the federal level in Canada. The genesis of the Emergencies Act was the need …