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The Punishment of Rebellious Children and Witches

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by David Mao, Deputy Law Librarian of Congress. Throughout the year, the Law Library has visitors that want to see and hear about our exceptional collections and services.  Visitors come from near and far; over the past several months we’ve seen visitors from as close as Capitol Hill and …

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Canon Law Update

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst. Recently this blog highlighted various religious law materials in the Law Library’s collections, including our extensive canon law collection.  There have been some important developments in the canon law area this year.  These developments relate to the implementation of the Apostolic Letter …

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

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

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 …

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Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst. Last month I wrote about the constitutional dilemma in Egypt and some of the possibilities for moving forward.  Since then a number of important events have happened, which eventually led to Egyptians voting in favor of constitutional amendments to the 1971 Constitution …

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The Law Library’s Canon Law Collection

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Dario Ferreira, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. In addition to the laws of different countries, the Law Library also collects books and documents relating to the legal systems and codes of different religions.  For example, the Law Library is a great source of …

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2011: Year of France’s Overseas Territories

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Nicole Atwill, Senior Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. In February 2011, the French government launched the Year of Overseas Territories (Année des outre-mer) with a conference on the future of coral reefs.  The Year of Overseas Territories highlights the historic place and contemporary role …

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Ireland’s Election

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Steve Clarke, Senior Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Ireland employs a very complicated single transferable voting system to elect the 166 members of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas.  Under this system, in which voters rank their choices, between three and five …

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The French National School for the Judiciary

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Nicole Atwill, Senior Foreign Law Specialist. My husband was recently lamenting the loss of the second of his original law partners to a judicial appointment, this time to the Supreme Court of Virginia.  When I mentioned that such a scenario would be extremely rare in France, the conversation …