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On This Day in 1984: Women’s Suffrage in Liechtenstein

On July 1, 1984, women’s suffrage was introduced in Liechtenstein— making it the last European country to do so. Liechtenstein is situated between Switzerland and Austria and has a total of 38,557 inhabitants. In the 1984 national referendum, a slim majority of 2,370 (male) voters (51.3%) approved the right of Liechtenstein women to vote and […]

Law Library Presenting at 2021 AALL

On July 22, 2021 at 3:45 CDT, two Law Library staff members, and one former Law Library colleague will be participating in a presentation at this year’s annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. The conference was scheduled to be in Cleveland originally but has changed to be an all virtual event. I […]

Reflecting on 10 Years of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Day – A Time to […]

Marriage Equality in the US

The following is a guest post by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in the Collection Services Division. He previously wrote a post on Theodore Roosevelt. In honor of tomorrow being the anniversary of the decisions being handed down, I thought it would be interesting to revisit three of the cases that lead to marriage […]

FALQs: Swedish Government Formation – Votes of No Confidence and Extraordinary Elections

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On June 17, 2021, the Swedish parliamentary parties the Left Party, the Sweden Democrats, the Christian Democrats, and the Moderates expressed support for a motion for a vote of no confidence (Yrkande om Misstroendeförklaring) against the sitting Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. On June 21, 2021, […]

Join Us for Our Upcoming US Law Webinars in July 2021

Next month, the Law Library of Congress will present two webinars. The first will be an introduction to the Constitution Annotated, which surveys and expounds how the Supreme Court of the United States has interpreted every provision of the Constitution throughout the nation’s history. The second will be an orientation to the collections of the […]