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Land Claims Cases of Indigenous Nations in New York

The following is a guest post by Amanda Buettner, a remote intern in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress, and co-authored by Jennifer Davis. “Great nations, like great men, should keep their word.” Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black expressed his disappointment with these words in 1956, when he wrote the words […]

Celebrate the Law Library of Congress’ 190th Anniversary with a Rare Book Video

It was on this day in 1832 that the Law Library of Congress was created as a department of the Library of Congress by statute. Since that time, the Law Library has grown to be the largest law library in the world, featuring an unparalleled collection of domestic, foreign, international, and comparative legal materials. This […]

Punk Rock and the Law

One of the questions we are frequently asked is how to find a case, and we have a popular Beginner’s Guide on that topic. Typically, people have a practical purpose for their research and are searching for a case that is analogous to their own that they can present as binding or persuasive authority to […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – August 2022

Each August, the House and Senate take a summer recess from Washington, D.C., during which they spend time in their respective legislative districts. While the legislators are working away from Capitol Hill, the Law Library of Congress will continue responding to reference inquiries and presenting webinars on a variety of topics. August’s installment of the […]

Join Us on 8/2 for a Lunch and Learn Webinar: “An Overview of Treaty Research”

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 1 p.m. EDT, legal reference librarian Louis Myers will present our next Lunch and Learn Webinar, “An Overview of Treaty Research”. Please register here. This webinar will provide an introduction to resources and strategies to effectively research three distinct areas of treaty practice: U.S. bilateral treaties, foreign bilateral treaties, […]

Rental Assistance: Resources in the United States

Sometimes we are inspired by reference inquiries and current events to write blog posts on a specific topic. In 2020, for example, we published guides about the coronavirus pandemic and resources for individuals facing domestic violence. This post focuses on options for people who are vulnerable to housing insecurity, and lists resources where they may […]