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Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by my colleague Gustavo Guerra, senior foreign law Specialist for Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Gustavo has previously blogged on Mexican Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights. The Law Library of Congress recently published a report titled “Legislation on Use of Water …

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Arbitration in Turkey and Istanbul as a New International Arbitration Center

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by Ozlem Aydin Sakrak. Ozlem is an attorney with the Office of the Legal Advisor of the Turkish Treasury. She recently completed her internship in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center and is about to return to Ankara. We extend our best wishes to her for a continued successful career in her home country.  …

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A Visit to the National Library of Azerbaijan in Baku – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This is a guest post by Pamela Barnes Craig, Instruction/Reference Librarian and a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis.  She is the co-author of the blog post Being Well-Informed: Congress.gov Training and her recent posts include Happy Belated Birthday, Title IX, and Civil War Military Trials. I was fortunate to visit the National Library of Azerbaijan in Baku …

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New Greek Regulation Designed to Fight Tax Evasion Problem: Will it Work?

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by my colleague, Theresa Papademetriou, who is the Law Library of Congress Senior Foreign Law Specialist for the European Union, Greece, and Cyprus. Theresa’s blog post highlights Greece’s efforts to address the country’s economic challenges by, among other actions, tackling a common problem of “unreporting” or under-reporting of taxable revenues by providers of goods and services.  Last month, …

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Civil War Military Trials

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This is a guest post by Pamela Barnes Craig, Instruction/Reference Librarian and co-author of Being Well-Informed:  Congress.gov Training.  As the Library of Congress opens the exhibit The Civil War in America with 200+ unique treasures, there remain many more valuable Civil War collections available for researching and viewing.  The Law Library of Congress has several of …

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Scholar Joseph Raz Delivers Second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

Posted by: Ruth Levush

On October 5, 2011,  the Law Library of Congress (LLC) had the honor of hosting a lecture by Professor Joseph Raz, one of the leading scholars on legal and political philosophy. Professor Raz delivered the second Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence.  The first inaugural Kellogg lecture in 2009 featured Professor …

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The Law Librarian of Congress, Rabbi Kook, Digitization and Israeli Education

Posted by: Ruth Levush

On September 6, 2011, staff and management of the Law Library of Congress listened with much interest to Law Librarian of Congress Roberta Shaffer as she shared with us her vision for a World Law Library for the 21st Century.  She reiterated the Law Library’s commitment to acquire, preserve, and provide access to a universal …

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Israel’s Social Protest and the Two-Year Budget Cycle: Any Lessons?

Posted by: Ruth Levush

In my recent last post I discussed the social protests in Israel and Israel’s balanced budget legislation.  Although a popular protest, it was undoubtedly controversial.  Some question whether the protesters’ call for “social justice” is directed at the middle class instead of promoting the interests of the “weaker populations,” especially those residing outside of metropolitan …

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Israel’s Balanced Budget Legislation and the Social Protest

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Due to the increased interest in the United States in a balanced budget amendment (my THOMAS search retrieved a total of forty-four House and Senate legislative items on the subject submitted in the current Congress so far), I looked into the regulation of public spending under Israeli law.  In 1992, the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) passed …