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Updated Report on US Government Responses to the Coronavirus

Posted by: Anna Price

In September we posted about a newly-published report on federal and state executive responses to COVID-19. Over the past couple months we expanded our research and reviewed actions by local governments and Congress related to the pandemic. Our earlier report has now been updated to include our new findings, and is available on Law.gov. The …

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Did You Know That Eddie Van Halen Had a Patent?

Posted by: Anna Price

On October 6, 2020, we lost Eddie Van Halen, the lead songwriter and guitarist for American rock bank Van Halen. While his memory will live on through his music and fans, his contributions to performing arts are also memorialized in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he is listed as the inventor of …

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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 …