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FALQs: Svenska akademien – The Swedish Academy

Today’s guest post was authored by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law research consultant covering Scandinavian jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Elin is a prolific In Custodia Legis blogger and has blogged on an extensive array of legal topics, including on FALQs: the Swedish Budget Process, 60 Years of Lego Building Blocks and Danish Patent […]

National Police Week, May 13-19

The following post is a joint effort by Jennifer Davis and Betty Lupinacci. This week memorializes National Police Week, when law enforcement officers honor their colleagues who have died in service. May 15 was first proclaimed Peace Officers Memorial Day by President Kennedy in 1962. There is a series of events surrounding the day—a memorial […]

Law Day Recap & Videos Related to Civics Education

The theme of our recent Law Day celebration focused on the separation of powers. Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez interviewed American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass about her work and the importance of the separation of powers in the United States Constitution. President Bass began by discussing her legacy, explaining that she wants to explore ways to […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for May 2018

Andrew shared the news about our second release in April, which included enhancements such as the ability to edit your saved search and adding an afternoon alert. In this release, we have enhanced the ability to browse legislation using subject terms on “all information” bill detail pages, added the option to overwrite or update saved searches, and […]

An Official State Visit by French President Emmanuel Macron

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Library of Congress had the honor of hosting a visit by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron. President Macron, accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Macron, got an exclusive view of materials compiled from the Library of Congress collections in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial […]

Happy Europe Day 2018!

Each year on May 9, the European Union (EU) celebrates “Europe Day.” That date marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration delivered in Paris in 1950 by Robert Schuman, a lawyer and the then-French foreign minister. In that declaration, Schuman set out his vision of cooperation between the European countries to ensure lasting peace on the continent. […]