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Research Guides in Focus – Legal Research: A Guide to Case Law

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, the Law Library’s current Librarian-in-Residence. Today we are pleased to be back with another exciting chapter of Research Guides in Focus. We are introducing our newest guide, Legal Research: A Guide to Case Law. This guide covers strategies and resources to aid researchers as they navigate …

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Makeup Dupes: The Law of Cosmetics and Trademarks

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Hannah Sullivan, an intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She is a current graduate student at the University of Rhode Island in the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program. If you are anything like me, a big part of growing …

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The Library of Congress’s Role in the Annual National Speech and Debate Tournament

Posted by: Anna Price

Each year the Library of Congress reviews and compiles materials to assist debate students who are competing in the National Speech and Debate Association’s annual debates. The culmination of these efforts results in an annotated bibliography created by experts across various library divisions. A federal statute mandating this undertaking has been in effect since 1968; …

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United States Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Resources

Posted by: Anna Price

This is a guest post by Louis Myers, the Law Library’s Librarian-in-Residence. Recent economic and geopolitical events have caused an increase in searches and requests for information about cryptocurrency regulation and legislation. The Law Library of Congress has compiled and maintained reports with information and resources on cryptocurrency and block chain for international jurisdictions, including Regulation …

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An Interview with Louis Myers, Librarian-in-Residence at the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Anna Price

Today’s interview is with Louis Myers, the current Librarian-in-Residence at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has recently authored blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including Research Guides in Focus – Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide and Research Guides in Focus – Neighbor Law: A Beginner’s Guide. Describe your background. I am originally from Akron, …

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Research Guides In Focus – Neighbor Law: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, the Law Library’s current Librarian-in-Residence. Now that we have reviewed several research guides on a range of topics, including How to Find Free Case Law Online and Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide, Research Guides in Focus presents another guide, Neighbor Law: A Beginner’s Guide. This guide …

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New Report Discusses US Federal and State Executive Responses to the Coronavirus

Posted by: Anna Price

Nations and jurisdictions across the world have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by varying means. At the Law Library of Congress we have written extensively about this topic, keeping readers updated as events continue to unfold. Most recently, Law Library staff analyzed state and federal executive actions that have been taken across the U.S. related …

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Research Guides in Focus – Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by: Anna Price

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, the Law Library’s current Librarian-in-Residence. Continuing the Research Guides in Focus series, today we are highlighting a guide that introduces readers to resources on finding local laws, Municipal Codes: A Beginner’s Guide. The guide begins by explaining that local laws can go by many names—ordinance, bylaw, …