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The 2020 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence: Martha Nussbaum – Philosophy and Life: Fragility, Emotions, Capabilities

Join us online for the 2020 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence! Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum will be the featured speaker of the event on Wednesday, September 9 at 3p.m. EDT. Brian E. Butler, professor of philosophy and legal scholar at the University of North Carolina Asheville, will interview Professor Nussbaum on “Philosophy and […]

From the Serial Set: Susan B. Anthony and the National Woman Suffrage Association

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Library of Congress is digitally hosting the exhibit, Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote, through September 2020. As digitization of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is underway, various bills related to suffrage throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries emerge. These give […]

Explore the Bound Congressional Record on Congress.gov

We are excited to start adding the volumes of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) (also referred to as the “Bound Congressional Record”) to Congress.gov. If you’re not familiar with the Congressional Record, it is a record of the debate and proceedings that occur on the floor of Congress. It is published in two different ways. The […]

Navajo Code Talkers Day

Today is National Navajo Code Talkers Day, first celebrated on August 14, 1982, forty years after the Code Talkers project started and 14 years after it was declassified. In 1942, the United States was fighting World War II in the Pacific, and needed an unbreakable code for passing messages about operations, especially battle operations. The […]

Einstein’s Fateful Letter

Between July 18 and August 15, 1939, one of the most consequential letters in modern history was drafted by Albert Einstein and the Hungarian-born physicist Leo Szilard. The letter, which was eventually delivered to President Franklin Roosevelt,led to the Manhattan Project and the development of the first two atomic weapons. Szilard and two other Hungarian-born physicists, […]

On the Shelf – COVID-19

This is a guest post by Francisco Macías, head of the Iberia/Rio Office Section in the African, Latin American, and Western European Division (ALAWE) of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate. Francisco was formerly a senior legal information analyst in the Law Library of Congress.  Hello! I wish everyone safety and good health during this […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – August 2020

Over the past few months we have announced upcoming webinars in individual blog posts. We are switching things up a little and announcing all U.S. law webinars in one blog post for the month of August. We will continue notifying you about individual foreign law webinars, such as the upcoming presentation on global regulation of […]

Join Us on August 27 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on “Hot Topics in Global AI Regulation”

This post was co-authored by Jenny Gesley and Nicolas Boring, Foreign Law Specialists. Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasing role in our everyday life, from speech recognition to medical diagnostics. It should therefore be no surprise that, in several countries, AI has started to play a role in the relationship between governments and their citizens. […]