A recently published Law Library of Congress report, Economic Espionage Laws, “addresses economic espionage laws and the regulation of fraudulent filing of corporate, import-export, and banking documentation” in sixteen countries. The report consists of a comparative summary followed by individual country surveys for sixteen countries. The countries surveyed are Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Israel, […]
In this video, Nathan Dorn, the curator of the Law Library’s rare book collection, discusses a recent acquisition, a 14th-century manuscript of Registrum Brevium, a copy of the register of writs that were used to initiate litigation in medieval England.
Spooky season approaches! For some, part of October will be spent gearing up for Halloween and Día de Muertos. Others may be excited about the cooler weather and fall recipes. Maybe “pumpkin spice season” will be observed where you live. Regardless of your October plans, we hope you make time to join us for some […]
A few months ago, I read an absolutely fascinating book on early human societies, “The Dawn of Everything.” Co-authored by David Graeber and David Wengrow, this book offers a critique of popular views on western civilization and the traditional narratives of mankind’s linear development from primitivism to civilization. It is a long book, but I […]
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In an effort to ensure the Global Legal Monitor is accessible to all of our patrons, we have added ReadSpeaker to each article. After you select an article, just click “listen to this page” at the top, left-hand side of the screen to have the article read aloud to you.
Today we are introducing the beta Congress.gov API. We are very excited about this release and a great deal of hard work, behind the scenes has gone on this year to enable this to happen.
The following is a guest post by Grislean Palacios, who served as a summer 2022 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Special thanks to Francisco Macías for translation and analysis assistance. The Herencia Crowdsourcing Campaign collection includes historic documents dealing with criminal cases, real […]
The following is the second part of a two-part guest post on domestic laws in Qatar issued ahead of the 2022 Men’s World Cup in soccer by Ali Ebshara, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist George Sadek at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Read part one […]
The following is a guest post by, Ali Ebshara, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist George Sadek at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. The State of Qatar is scheduled to host the World Cup for Soccer in November 2022. The Qatari government adopted an array of […]
Today’s interview is with Butch Lazorchak, a project manager (PM) in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) of the Library of Congress.