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Developments in the Regulation of Cryptoassets

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

In April 2019, the Law Library’s foreign law specialists completed a new multinational report titled Regulatory Approaches to Cryptoassets. This was our fourth major report on cryptocurrencies and other assets that utilize distributed ledger technology, such as blockchain. We first wrote in 2014 about what forty governments were saying and doing in relation to the emergence of …

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The Most Viewed In Custodia Legis Posts of 2017

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

There were more than 200 new posts published on In Custodia Legis during 2017. As usual, these were written by multiple authors from the different parts of the Law Library of Congress. The blog team has representatives from our team of reference librarians, our foreign law specialists, staff who manage our physical and digital collections, …

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New Reports on Foreign Parliaments Added

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Early last year I wrote about the publication of a collection of Law Library of Congress reports that delve into the workings of national parliaments in twelve countries around the world. We’ve recently added four more countries to the collection, so there is now coverage of specific parliaments in South Asia and Africa, in addition to those in a …

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Falling In (and Out of) Love at the Law Library

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Libraries are great places to learn about love. There are books about love and romance, of course, but you might also have or discover a lifelong love of books, or even meet the love of your life! You might not associate law libraries with love, but if you think about it, where else can you …

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Most Viewed In Custodia Legis Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Last week we highlighted the reports on our website that received the most views in 2016. This week,  we wrote about the most viewed bills on Congress.gov for the year and the most read Global Legal Monitor articles. Today, I take a look at the In Custodia Legis blog posts that proved particularly popular in 2016. We …

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Jenny Gesley Wins Award for Doctoral Dissertation

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Luis Acosta, a division chief in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress is very proud to announce that Jenny Gesley, our foreign law specialist covering German-speaking countries, was named one of two recipients of the Baker & McKenzie Award …