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The Case of the Barking Dog

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

In the course of monitoring significant legal developments in the jurisdictions that I cover, I often come across amusing or quirky stories that make me smile, but also make me think (possibly because I’m a total geek…).  I mean, when you analyze or discuss these stories you realize that there might be deeper underlying societal …

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Refugee Law Debated Prior to Aussie Election

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The Australian federal election is being held on August 21.  The current Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced the election on July 17, a couple of weeks after she replaced Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party.  The (very brief) election campaign is in full swing, with various issues coming to the forefront of the …

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Get Your Hot, Fresh Federal Register 2.0!

Posted by: Christine Sellers

On the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Register Act (July 26, 2010), Federal Register 2.0 (FR 2.0) was launched. The site is jointly administered by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). A huge change in format …

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Monitoring Legal News Around the World

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Following on from my previous post, another part of what we do is write articles for the Law Library’s Global Legal Monitor: The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official …