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Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day?

No, May 5th is not Mexican Independence Day.  Mexico’s independence is celebrated on September 16th and shouldn’t be confused with the holiday of May 5th.   The celebration of “Cinco de Mayo” commemorates the “Battle of Puebla” (May 5, 1862).  In this battle, Mexican forces led by Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (from what is now the city […]

Law Library Celebrates Law Day 2011

The following is a guest post by Margaret Wood, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Directorate. After the excitement over last week’s royal wedding (especially the dress) celebrating Law Day might strike one as slightly anticlimactic.  But annual Law Day celebrations and events mark a vital part of American society, culture and history. Law […]

My Trip to the Future

The following is a guest post by Roberta Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress. Roberta has posted to the blog on multiple occasions including: Greetings from the Law Librarian of Congress, Happy Old Year, and The Law Library of Congress Strategic Plan Released. From the moment that I arrived in Seoul, Korea until the day I […]

Saudi Arabia: The Second Municipality Election in the Kingdom’s History

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst. In Saudi Arabia on April 23, 2011, individuals eligible to cast their votes in the municipality election will have the right to register themselves for inclusion in the voters’ election registration lists.  Half of the seats in the municipal councils across the […]

Election Season in Nigeria

As the people of some African countries take to the streets to unseat their leaders, Nigerians get the opportunity to do the same this month – but instead of needing to protest, they can affect change by going to polling stations. It’s election season in Nigeria.  The country, a federation of 36 states with a […]

Lessons Learned from Computers in Libraries

The following is a guest post by Jacinda Gill, Supervisory Information Technology Specialist in our Information Technology Office. There was something for everyone at the 2011 Computers in Libraries Conference. As a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist at the Law Library of Congress, I would highly recommend that my peers attend this conference. I gained a […]

The Second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence Featuring Professor Joseph Raz

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services in the Law Library of Congress. On October 5, 2011, Professor Joseph Raz will deliver the second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence at the Library of Congress.  Professor Raz teaches at Columbia University Law School and is […]