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Severe Weather

Posted by: Donna Sokol

This is a guest post by the Law Librarian of Congress, David S. Mao, who has previously written about state government contracts, Justifying Speed, and Food for Thought, among other topics. I recently visited St. Paul, Minnesota, and on the return trip to Washington, D.C., noticed the sign pictured below at the airport identifying a …

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Centennial Edition of “Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation” Now Available In A Variety of Formats

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Kenneth R. Thomas, Legislative Attorney, Congressional Research Service. The “Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation” (popularly known as the Constitution Annotated or “CONAN”), contains an analysis of virtually all Supreme Court case law relevant to interpreting the Constitution. The Centennial Edition of this Senate Document is …

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A Legal Tale of Two Structures

Posted by: Donna Sokol

This is a guest post by the Law Librarian of Congress, David Mao, who has previously written about state government contracts, Justifying Speed, and Food for Thought, among other topics. On a recent visit to St. Paul, Minnesota, I walked through a downtown public park—Rice Park. Looking up, I thought for a split second that …

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Trains and Corruption in China, Part II

Posted by: Laney Zhang

We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us. — Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854). In 2011, I wrote a guest post on the topic of trains and corruption when China‘s then Minister of Railways, Mr. Liu Zhijun, was removed from office for taking bribes relating to rail construction projects, in particular the …

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Nelson Mandela Day – July 18

Posted by: Donna Sokol

This is a guest post by Antoinette Ofosu-Kwakye, a Law Library summer intern.  She is working with the Global Legal Research team on research related to English-speaking African nations.  Kelly and Hanibal have both written blog posts that touched on aspects of the life of Nelson Mandela: The Inspiring Story of Nelson Mandela and South Africa Freedom Day.   Today, …

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Resources and Treasures of the Italian Parliamentary Libraries

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress, and Antonio Casu, Director of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Library. This is the last in a three part series describing the main aspects of the Italian legislature and legislative process; it highlights the internal organization and the …