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Recent Webinar with Scholar-in-Residence, Orin Kerr

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by Cynthia Jordan, Senior Writer-Editor at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress recently hosted an online workshop as part of the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice at the Library of Congress.  The webinar took place over two days: Tuesday, …

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2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by Helen White Cauthen, Communications Specialist, Office of Development, University of Alabama School of Law. The annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is given to a book-length fictional work that “best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society in the spirit of Atticus Finch.” John Grisham won the inaugural prize …

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Orin S. Kerr, Law Library Scholar-in-Residence, Testifies Before Congress and Other Guggenheim Program News

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by Cynthia Jordan, Senior Writer-Editor at the Law Library of Congress. Orin S. Kerr, Law Library Scholar-in-Residence for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice at the Library of Congress, has had a couple of busy weeks.  On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, he …

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Frequent Reference Question: How Many Federal Laws Are There?

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Senior Legal Research Specialist in our Public Services Division.  Shameema is a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis; her most recent post was entitled Presidential Signing Statements. At the reference desk, we are frequently asked to estimate the number of federal laws in force. However, trying to tally this …

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Law Library Honors Human Rights Day with Panel Discussion

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by Constance A. Johnson, Legal Research Analyst with the Law Library.  Connie is chair of the Law Library’s planning committee for Human Rights Day and has previously blogged about Law and Longitude, Water Rights at Star Island, and our Guide on Legal Translation.  On December 6, 2012, the Law Library celebrated International Human Rights Day with a …

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Sedition Law in India

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a Legal Analyst in the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress.  British colonial era laws continue to have relevancy in the legal systems of India and Pakistan.  Ironically, a sedition law used by the British colonial government to suppress nationalist dissent in the …

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Food for thought . . .

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress.  He has previously guest posted Another Trip Down Memory Lane, 2012 Burton Awards – Pic of the Week, Shreddy: From the Office of the Law Librarian – Pic of the Week,  From the Desk of the Law Librarian, The Law Librarian in London, and Rebellious Children …

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Glimpse of Law – Installment 6: The Members Room

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following is a guest post by Donna Sokol, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress.  Donna will be your virtual docent for a series of posts related to themes of law in the art and architecture of the Library of Congress Jefferson Building.  She has previously written on the mosaic vaults and paintings …