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LGBTQ Rights in Denmark

This upcoming Saturday, June 5, 2021, marks the Danish National Day (a.k.a. Constitution Day). I have previously marked the day by writing about Danish Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights (2017) and Constitution Day and Election Day in Denmark (2019). This year, I thought I would highlight some laws related to LGBTQ rights in Denmark, […]

Congressional Cemetery Series: Celebrating Pride Month

This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, a senior legal reference librarian with the Law Library of Congress. Ann has contributed a number of posts to this blog, including posts on Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online, U.S. Supreme Court: Original Jurisdiction and Oral Arguments, and Domestic Violence: Resources in the United States.  The Congressional […]

Moses Levy, First Jewish Attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Jewish American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the contributions Jewish Americans have made to America since the arrival of the first Jewish immigrants in New Amsterdam in 1654. Every year since 1980, Congress and the President have acted together to declare an official observance to recognize the contributions of Jewish Americans to American […]

Join Us for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar: “New Laws of China and How to Find Them Online”

“Where can I find the official version of this law that was just released?” “What is the legal status of this document titled ‘provisions’ or ‘measures’?” “Is this law or regulatory document currently effective?” These are a few common questions people may have when doing Chinese law research. For anyone who has had such questions […]

French Civil Code of 1804: Images from the Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar by Nicolas Boring

On January 28, 2021, Foreign Law Specialist Nicolas Boring discussed the Napoleonic Code’s history, evolution, and legacy in an installment of the Law Library of Congress’ foreign and comparative law webinar series. The webinar discussed the prehistory of the French Civil Code, its drafting and adoption, its contents, and the history of its immense influence […]

Vagabonds in the Kingdom: 18th Century Spanish Social Assistance and Anti-Idleness Policy

The following is a guest post by Jake Neuberger, who served as a spring 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. The Herencia collection contains various documents that shed light onto political, economic, and socio-cultural themes in Spain throughout the 15th […]

From the Serial Set: Artistic Perspectives on Perry’s Expedition

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we want to dedicate this month’s From the Serial Set post to the peoples of Asia and the Pacific Islands who enriched U.S. history and culture. Today, we’ll be sharing highlights from the narrative of Commodore Perry’s journey from the Chesapeake Bay to the Edo […]