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Law Library Celebrates Law Day 2011

Posted by: Christine Sellers

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 …

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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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William and Kate Plus a Pre-nup?

Posted by: Clare Feikert-Ahalt

With the marital celebrations of Prince William and Kate Middleton only a week away, the question flying around some people’s minds is whether Will and Kate have a pre-nuptial agreement (also known in England as a ‘marital property agreement‘) in place. The use of pre-nuptial agreements has not been widespread in England, due mainly to …

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Celebrate National Library Week

Posted by: Christine Sellers

April 10-16, 2011, is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Create your own story @ your library.” John Grisham is the Honorary Chair. April 12th was also National Library Workers Day . “First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country …

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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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McGill Fined for M.B.A. Tuition Hike

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Steve Clarke, Senior Foreign Law Specialist. Whenever I mention in this country that I went to college in Canada, I am almost invariably met with the response, “McGill?”  I have often wondered why that is so.  I mean, it is true that McGill has been ranked the top …