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When a Bee Is a Fish in the Eyes of the Law

Posted by: Anna Price

Last month, a California court held that for the purpose of receiving legal protection under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), the act’s definition of “fish” is broad enough to include bees. At first blush, this decision may cause some head-scratching, so let’s begin with a brief background of the laws at play in this …

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Law Library of Congress Studies on Firearms, Weapons, and Gun Control

Posted by: Ruth Levush

A search of legal reports produced by the Law Library of Congress has identified multiple reports on gun laws around the world. The reports date back to the early 1960s, reflecting the interest in the topics of “firearms” OR “weapons” OR “gun control” OR “weapons industry” by Law Library of Congress patrons over the years. …

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Presidential Proclamation 10000

Posted by: Margaret Wood

While looking for information in the Code of Federal Regulations over the last couple of years I noticed that we were getting close to the 10,000th presidential proclamation and I thought it would be fun to locate that 10,000th proclamation. But what are proclamations and where are they published? The Law Library’s research guide, Executive …