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When a Bee Is a Fish in the Eyes of the Law

Posted by: Anna Price

Last month, a California court held that for the purpose of receiving legal protection under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), the act’s definition of “fish” is broad enough to include bees. At first blush, this decision may cause some head-scratching, so let’s begin with a brief background of the laws at play in this …

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Upcoming US Law Webinars – May 2022

Posted by: Anna Price

We regularly publish blog posts on court decisions both new and old, as well as foreign and multinational cases and courts. If you are interested in learning more about strategies legal researchers use to find court cases and materials, please join us for next month’s U.S. Law webinar on case law research. Webinar attendees will …

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A Tour Through Yellowstone: Tracing the Park’s Legislative History on Its 150th Anniversary

Posted by: Anna Price

Today marks Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary. On March 1, 1872, President Grant signed into law a statute creating Yellowstone, making it America’s first national park. To celebrate this occasion, we have compiled legislative materials related to the park, including 19th century survey reports of the Wyoming Territory, bill texts, debates and votes on the …

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Upcoming US Law Webinars – June 2021

Posted by: Anna Price

Next month, the Law Library of Congress will present a webinar on federal regulations. This class is part of the Law Library’s orientation to legal research series on the federal government’s three branches. Participants will become acquainted with resources where federal rules and regulations are published, including the Federal Register and the Code of Federal …