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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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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 …

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Get Ready: Favorite Ready Reference Materials at the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Anna Price

This is a guest post by Olivia Kane-Cruz, the current librarian-in-residence at the Law Library of Congress. As the current librarian-in-residence, I am constantly learning from the more experienced legal reference librarians. During my very first week, I had the opportunity to shadow other librarians at the reference desk in the Law Library Reading Room. …

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The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Its Municipal Government Structure

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Jesús Colón Rosado, an intern working in the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. Jesús previously authored the post The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its Government Structure. Background Under the Spanish regime, the government of each municipality in Puerto Rico was called an ayuntamiento …

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The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its Government Structure

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Jesús Colón Rosado, an intern working in the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. The Spanish-American War and Its Aftermath in Puerto Rico On July 25, 1898, American forces invaded Puerto Rico in the midst of the Spanish-American War. The Treaty of Paris marked the …

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Upcoming US Law Webinars – December 2022

Posted by: Anna Price

In December, as the Law Library’s 2022 schedule of U.S. law webinars comes to a close, the Public Services Division will present a webinar on federal administrative law. More details about the class are provided below. Be sure to keep an eye out on the blog, the Legal Research Institute, and the Law Library’s social …

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An Interview with Jesús Colón Rosado, Intern with the Public Services Division

Posted by: Anna Price

Today’s interview is with Jesús Colón Rosado, an intern in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress through the Library of Congress Internship program (LOCI). Describe your background. I was raised in Cayey, a mountain town and municipality in central Puerto Rico. The city is known for its beautiful landscapes and its gastronomy. …