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An Interview with Seongryeol (Ryan) Park, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Kelly Goles

Today’s interview is with Seongryeol (Ryan) Park, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Sayuri Umeda in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea (South Korea; ‘ROK’). I took the North Korean threat for granted …

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Hansberry v. Lee: The Supreme Court Case that Influenced the Play “A Raisin in the Sun”

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Sarah Friedman, a Presidential Management Fellow working in the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. She previously authored The Legal History of the Presidential Management Fellows Program. In March of 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, opened on Broadway. The play centers …

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New Law Library of Congress Report Examines Pharmaceutical Antitrust Cases

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. The Law Library of Congress recently published its report, Pharmaceutical Antitrust Cases, which provides a comparative analysis of antitrust and competition cases concerning the pharmaceutical industry in 12 jurisdictions. The jurisdictions covered by this report include Australia, …

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What Not to Wear: Clothing Rationing During World War II

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Lauren Krauskopf, a former intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She was a double major in government & politics and History at the University of Maryland, College Park. On January 16, 1942, just over one month after the attack on Pearl Harbor …

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Upcoming US Law Webinars – February 2023

Posted by: Anna Price

February is known for Valentine’s Day and Washington’s Birthday. If you have some time between crafting cards for loved ones and learning about America’s presidents, we recommend attending some of our upcoming webinars. In February, our slate of webinars includes two presentations on American legal resources: one on navigating Congress.gov and the other on federal …