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Egyptian Gazette – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

                          Today’s Pic of the Week is a resolution, contained in a special supplement to the official gazette of Egypt, that can be roughly translated as a resolution from the Prime Minister, “Issuing the Administrative Regulations for the Law Concerning Persons with Disabilities.”  …

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On the Shelf – Gifted Items

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

As most of you probably know, the Law Library builds its collection from many sources.  We receive United States-published titles through copyright deposit; governments at other jurisdictional levels send us material via exchange or transfer arrangements; we purchase foreign titles through the Library’s Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, etc. But, in case you were wondering, …

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Magna Carta: Rule of Law versus Laws of Baseball

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

                      Let’s start out by saying that it’s Opening Day and no one can be expected to be anything but fun and frivolous on a day like today.  So if we go a bit out of left field (pun intended) with this post, please excuse …

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Baseball and the Law Goes Hollywood

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

With thanks to Margaret Wood for the idea and to her and Jim Martin for some of the entries below, this post is a light-hearted look at baseball and the law in film. Let’s start with movies about cheating and gambling. First we have the obvious Eight Men Out, a 1988 film about the Black Sox …

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Baseball Card Litigation: Fleer v. Topps

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

If you were not aware, the Library of Congress is the place for baseball cards.  Comprised of both donated collections and items deposited with the U.S. Copyright office, the Library’s collection is unparalleled (absent the elusive Honus Wagner card). You can view items from our collection in the Library’s Baseball Americana exhibition where cards are …

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Women, Baseball and the Law

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

The Library of Congress’s Baseball Americana exhibit gives me something new to think about each time I visit. Most intriguing to me (well, right up there with any mentions of Pittsburgh, the Washington Nationals, Bob Dylan, and my friend Patti’s portrait) are the numerous times women are depicted in the exhibit. Two things stand out from …

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Baseball Blues: Sunday Games and the Law

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

There’s nothing like a Sunday afternoon baseball game. The stands are full of families, with children carrying gloves in the hopes of snagging a foul ball or, better yet, a home run ball! But it wasn’t always this way. During the early 1900s (and up until 1933), states’ blue laws prohibited baseball games being played …

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You Ott to Know: Using Legal Documents to Change Baseball History

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

The ABA publication Insights On Law & Society states in its Winter 2017 issue that “The birth certificate is among the first legal documents an individual might acquire.” In most jurisdictions it’s the only document one can use for obtaining a drivers’ license, proving your citizenship, obtaining a passport… just merely establishing your existence. And …