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An Interview with Colin Hess, GIS Intern at the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This is an interview with Colin Hess, currently an intern at the Law Library of Congress Information Technology Office providing Geographic Information System support. Describe your background I am from Chesterfield, Virginia and am a senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia (UMW).  I am a Geography major, with a concentration on …

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Impact of Class Actions on Pharmaceutical Oversight: US, Israeli and French Perspectives

Posted by: Ruth Levush

A colleague recently drew my attention to the proposition that “in the United States, the specter of class-action lawsuits imposes a higher level of precaution on the part of drug makers.”  This statement was made in a newspaper article that discussed the scandal that erupted in France in connection with the prescription drug Mediator, which was …

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Russian Legal Analysts Visit the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The Law Library of Congress recently hosted a group of legal analysts from a Moscow based non-government organization called the “Consulting and Legal Protection of People.” According to its director, Svetlana Boshno, the organization coordinates its activities with the Russian State Civil Service Academy under the Russian Federation President and works with members and staff of …

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Scholar Joseph Raz Delivers Second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

Posted by: Ruth Levush

On October 5, 2011,  the Law Library of Congress (LLC) had the honor of hosting a lecture by Professor Joseph Raz, one of the leading scholars on legal and political philosophy. Professor Raz delivered the second Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence.  The first inaugural Kellogg lecture in 2009 featured Professor …

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Upcoming Event: The Second Kellogg Biennial Lecture On Jurisprudence Featuring Professor Joseph Raz

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Next week, on October 5, 2011, the Law Library will host Professor Joseph Raz for an afternoon of great legal scholarship.  Professor Raz – internationally recognized as an expert in the field of jurisprudence – will deliver a lecture titled “Sovereignty & Legitimacy: On the Changing Face of Law-Questions and Speculations” as the second Frederic …