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Civil War Sesquicentennial

It’s been 150 years since the start of the Civil War.  In case you were wondering, yes, I’m from South Carolina and no, I don’t call it the “War of Northern Aggression.” I remember hearing a news story about a woman serving in disguise during the Civil War and thought I’d look more into it […]

Presidents Day – Lincoln the Lawyer

This Presidents Day I would like to focus on one out of the forty-four.  The Law Library has a digital collection of items related to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln and the Law presents items from our Rare Book Collection that highlight periods when Lincoln’s life (and death) were securely linked to the law. Presented in three […]

What’s Hot this Year in the Global Legal Monitor

As we’ve mentioned previously, the Law Library has a great news service called the Global Legal Monitor.  Often these stories about legal developments in many different jurisdictions are ones that don’t feature in U.S. newspapers or news programs, and they link or refer to a wide range of different sources of information.  On the homepage […]

The Legal Ramifications of the Current Political Crisis in Egypt

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. On January 25, all across Egypt, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.  Mubarak responded to these demands by firing his cabinet and appointing a new […]