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New Environmental Law Resources on Law.gov

The Law Library is pleased to announce new online offerings on US environmental laws. Researchers who are interested in learning more about this topic can start their research by reviewing our new research guide, Environmental Law: A Beginner’s Guide. In addition to listing treatises, journals, and other collections, the guide discusses major federal legislation on […]

New Law Library Report Lists Countries with Legislation Establishing a “Net Zero” Emissions Target

The United Nations Climate Change Conference got underway this week in Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK), opening on October 31 and running until November 12. The conference is commonly referred to as “COP26,” as it is the 26th session of the “Conference of the Parties” to the 1994 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

Elizabeth Peratrovich, Civil and Voting Rights Activist

Elizabeth Peratrovich, Tlingit Raven moiety, Lukaax.ádi clan, was born on July 4, 1911, to a Tlingit mother who had to give her up for adoption. She was raised by her adoptive parents, Jean and Andrew Wanamaker, in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Klawock, Alaska. Her parents raised her in a traditional Tlingit lifestyle. Her father, who also […]

The Police and the Paranormal in England

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written numerous posts for In Custodia Legis, including Revealing the Presences of Ghosts; Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal Response to the London Bombings […]

Join Us for a Webinar on Recently Published Law Library of Congress Reports

As part of the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute’s Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series, on November 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. EST, we will present a webinar providing an overview of recently published Law Library research reports, covering timely topics such as, “Taxation of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards in Selected Jurisdictions” and China’s […]

From the Serial Set: Ojibwe Artwork in Bureau of American Ethnology Reports

As you may have seen, the United States Congressional Serial Set documents from the 69th Congress have been digitized and made public by the Law Library and the Government Publishing Office (GPO). If you’ve ever been to any Smithsonian museum, or explored a virtual Smithsonian exhibit, you might be familiar with the Bureau of American Ethnology […]

Rainbows in DC – Pic of the Week

Bibliography curated by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. He previously wrote posts on Theodore Roosevelt and Marriage Equality in the U.S. October commemorates LGBTQIA+ History Month, a perfect time to provide an update on the Law Library’s recent LGBTQIA+ acquisitions. In the past […]