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The Law Library of Congress Signs a Preservation Steward Agreement with the Government Publishing Office

The Law Library of Congress has signed an agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become a Preservation Steward. Through this agreement, the Law Library of Congress will preserve its collection of the daily Congressional Record and Federal Register volumes, which are produced by GPO. GPO has established Preservation Stewards programs to support continued […]

Tradition vs Efficiency: ‘Hanko’ Affects Workplace Efficiency and Telework in Japan

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously authored posts on Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation, New Era, New Law Number, Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules, Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the Carlos Ghosn […]

United Nations Day – A Time to Reflect on the Potential Role of the International Court of Justice

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, and the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Tomorrow, […]

United States Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Resources

This is a guest post by Louis Myers, the Law Library’s Librarian-in-Residence. Recent economic and geopolitical events have caused an increase in searches and requests for information about cryptocurrency regulation and legislation. The Law Library of Congress has compiled and maintained reports with information and resources on cryptocurrency and block chain for international jurisdictions, including Regulation […]

A Recording of the 2020 Constitution and Citizenship Day Lecture with Michael J. Murphy is Now Available

On September 17, 2020, Michael J. Murphy, a historical publications specialist with the Office of the Historian for the United States House of Representatives, provided a lecture for the Constitution and Citizenship Day celebration titled, “The Bulwark of Freedom”: African-American Members of Congress and the Constitution During Reconstruction.” Michael discussed the lives of the first […]

Congress.gov: New, Tip, and Top for October 2020

Last month, Robert and Margaret each shared information about the committee transcripts added to Congress.gov in the first and second set of enhancements respectively. Since Margaret’s post, we have added transcripts for the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses bringing the total up to ten Congresses for this new collection. With this month’s release, we have added […]

70th Anniversary of the German Federal Court of Justice

This month, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH)—Germany’s supreme court for civil and criminal cases—is celebrating its 70th anniversary. It was established on October 1, 1950, and immediately started hearing cases as it took over the case files from the German Supreme Court for the British Zone (Oberster Gerichtshof für die Britische Zone, […]

National Disability Employment Awareness Month and White Cane Awareness Day

This month, the Law Library is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We previously announced its connection to the 30th anniversary of the ADA by showing ways in which the Library of Congress focuses on improving accessibility to our collections. Through the Office of Disability Employment Policy (part of […]