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FALQ’s: The Legalization of Cannabis in Canada

The following is a guest post by Sarah Ettedgui, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who worked as foreign law intern this past summer with foreign law specialist Nicolas Boring at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Canada’s first legal marijuana dispensaries opened their doors and marijuana enthusiasts all over the country endured long lines […]

Human Rights Day Panel: Repatriating Native American Cultural Property and Remains

On Monday, December 10th, 2018, the Law Library of Congress invites you to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the UN adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a panel discussion, “Repatriating Native American Cultural Property and Remains.” Repatriation is the process whereby specific kinds of American Indian cultural items in a museum collection are […]

Rare Book Video – George Washington’s Copy of the Acts of the First Session of the First Congress under the Federal Constitution of 1789

This video is the first in a series that will take you inside the Law Library’s vault to explore our collection of rare books and manuscripts. The first installment features a Law Library favorite, George Washington’s copy of the Acts of the First Session of the First Congress under the Federal Constitution. Please leave a comment if […]

Open For Business: National Entrepreneur’s Day On the Shelf

National Entrepreneur’s Day is a commemorative day to encourage innovative business people creating new jobs and economic growth in the United States. Today’s holiday was created by presidential proclamation and first celebrated in November 2010; an enthusiastic startup lobbied for the day.  As the commemoration falls right before Small Business Saturday, the timing could not […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for November 2018

Andrew recently brought you an update concerning our work on a unified Congressional Committee Calendar.  So, what’s new for Congress.gov in November? The latest enhancements include an update to the legislation and committee report search forms. Both forms now display committee selection lists that reflect committee name changes throughout the years. Also, legislation search results for a single Congress now include a subcommittee filter so you […]

The Cité Judiciaire (“Judicial City”) of Luxembourg – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, foreign law specialist covering French speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a conference. During a walking tour of the old city, I was able to see […]

40 Years of ICWA

November 8 was the 40th anniversary of the Indian Child Welfare Act [25 U.S.C. Section 1901-1963], also known as ICWA. Throughout the late 1800s and 1900s, indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and sent to Indian boarding schools, either via provisions in treaties or by other methods. By the 1960s and 1970s, indigenous […]

The Law Library of Congress commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I

This post is coauthored by Jim Martin, senior legal information analyst, and Robert Brammer, senior legal information specialist. The Law Library of Congress would like to take the opportunity to remember the sacrifices of our brave veterans who proudly served the cause of freedom over a century ago in World War I. The Law Library invites you to […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina – When the Constitution, Laws, and Political Participation of Minorities Clash

The following is a guest post by Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Several days ago, in the middle of a conversation about our everyday lives and the upcoming midterm elections, a friend of mine looked at me, and asked out of the blue, “Do you know that there is a […]