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Reading Room Remodeling

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The Law Library Reading Room is being remodeled in the near future.  In connection with this project, several collections currently located in the Reading Room will be permanently relocated to other areas of the Law Library and Library of Congress shelving areas. The Library’s online catalog records will be updated as materials are relocated.  Researchers …

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An Interview with Sayuri Umeda, Foreign Law Specialist

Posted by: Andrew Weber

This week’s interview is with Sayuri Umeda, Foreign Law Specialist in our Global Legal Research Center. Describe your background. I joined the Directorate of Legal Research (which was renamed as the Global Legal Research Center in 2010) of the Law Library in 2001.  I used to have only two (or three, depending on how we …

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Civil War Sesquicentennial

Posted by: Christine Sellers

It’s been 150 years since the start of the Civil War.  In case you were wondering, yes, I’m from South Carolina and no, I don’t call it the “War of Northern Aggression.” I remember hearing a news story about a woman serving in disguise during the Civil War and thought I’d look more into it …

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Presidents Day – Lincoln the Lawyer

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

This Presidents Day I would like to focus on one out of the forty-four.  The Law Library has a digital collection of items related to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln and the Law presents items from our Rare Book Collection that highlight periods when Lincoln’s life (and death) were securely linked to the law. Presented in three …

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The Library of Congress and GPO Working Together

Posted by: Andrew Weber

One primary area that I work on is THOMAS and legislative information.  Because of that, I am very pleased to announce several joint initiatives between the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office (GPO).  I’ve met a lot of great people at GPO over the last few months as some of the details of …

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Representing the Law Library of Congress at the ABA Midyear Meeting

Posted by: Christine Sellers

Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services, and I gave a presentation on Friday, February 11, 2011, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Atlanta, GA.  We focused on the legal research services and resources available from the Law Library of Congress and other free online collections.  You may have heard of …

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What’s Hot this Year in the Global Legal Monitor

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

As we’ve mentioned previously, the Law Library has a great news service called the Global Legal Monitor.  Often these stories about legal developments in many different jurisdictions are ones that don’t feature in U.S. newspapers or news programs, and they link or refer to a wide range of different sources of information.  On the homepage …