Israel has gone through two national elections in 2019: the first on April 9, 2019, and the second merely five and a half months later on September 17, 2019. To date, no government has been formed and there is a possibility that a third election will take place. I have previously blogged about this unprecedented […]
One of our contractors, Jeremy Gainey, found a random volume of the Laws of the Corporation of the City of Washington passed by the first-[sixty-eighth] Council in the stacks. The book in question is from the Twenty-Sixth Council held in 1828-1829. Anyone who reads this blog regularly may recall that I really enjoy looking though […]
On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Law Library of Congress will commemorate Human Rights Day with a discussion on the women’s suffrage movement and how it impacts women’s rights today. Each year the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day with a panel discussion focusing on the understanding and recognition of a critical social, […]
The National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol has a number of statues of indigenous Americans—Will Rogers, Kamehameha I, Washakie, Po’pay, Sequoyah, Sakakawea, and the newest—Chief Standing Bear, just donated to the hall by Nebraska and installed in September 2019. If a legal scholar wanted to study an inspiring legal figure for Native American […]
Nov. 20, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child. This posts includes online resources connected to Children’s Rights.
The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, a legal research analyst in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Blockchain, a technology regularly associated with digital currency, is increasingly being utilized as a corporate social responsibility tool in major international corporations. This intersection of law, technology, and corporate responsibility was addressed earlier this month at the World Bank Law, Justice, […]
On this day in 1777, the first Constitution of the United States, the Articles of Confederation, was adopted by the Continental Congress. Our latest rare book video features the first printing of the Articles of Confederation. This item is held by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress.
Anna Price, Legal Reference Librarian at the Law Library of Congress, collaborated on this post On October 14, 2019, the Jefferson Building opened the doors of the Main Reading Room to the general public, providing tours and a chance to learn about a few of the divisions within the Library of Congress. Staff welcomed 5,437 visitors, including […]
UPDATE: We regret to announce the cancellation of the 2019 Kellogg Lecture. The lecture will be rescheduled to a date in 2020. Announcements for the new date will be posted to the Law Library’s blog, sent via our News & Events email list, and posted as a new Eventbrite page. We hope that you will join […]
Last month Margaret shared the update to our Committee Profile pages that added new links to our Committee Schedule. This was one in a series of improvements surrounding the Committee Schedule that first launched in January. We added the next three scheduled hearings to the homepage, links from the hearing pages to the legislation or […]