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Upcoming US Law Webinars – June 2021

Next month, the Law Library of Congress will present a webinar on federal regulations. This class is part of the Law Library’s orientation to legal research series on the federal government’s three branches. Participants will become acquainted with resources where federal rules and regulations are published, including the Federal Register and the Code of Federal […]

Foreign Legal Gazette QR Codes

Lately, we’ve started noticing foreign legal gazette issues with QR codes on the back page. Being curious, we’ve started scanning them to see where they take us. For the Mexican state of Guanajuato, for example, scanning the QR code takes the user directly to a digital copy of that issue. This is an ideal download […]

Vatican Criminal Law and Recent Money Laundering Cases

The following post is by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. He has recently written for In Custodia Legis on the Italian Parliamentary Library; Spanish Legal Documents (15th to 19th Century); Recent Legislation Enacted by Italy to Tackle COVID-19; and Italy: A New Silk Road Between Italy and China – the Belt and Road […]

FALQs: The Swedish Sami Parliament Elections

This blogpost is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series and describes the Swedish Sami Parliament election. This upcoming Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Sami Parliament (Sametinget) in Sweden holds its general election. The date also marks the 18th anniversary of the first Swedish Sami Parliament election in 1993. 1. What is the Sami Parliament […]

Law Library of Congress Rare Book Curator Displays New Acquisitions

Law Library of Congress Rare Book Curator Nathan Dorn brings us a display of new acquisitions for the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection. In this video, Nathan shares five new acquisitions from the collection. The first item is a Russian work, the first edition of the Sobornoye Ulozhenie or the Ulozhenie of 1649, a compilation […]

Native Hawaiian Law

Native Hawaiians, Kānaka Maoli, were a self-governing, sovereign people until July 1898 when the United States annexed the Kingdom of Hawai’i. In early Hawaiian history (1500-1800), four distinct chiefdoms (Hawaiʻi, Maui, Oʻahu, Kaua’i) ruled Hawai’i. King Kamehameha I united the kingdom in 1810, a move which helped preserve Hawaiian independence and international standing. On June […]

Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

This past week, organizations across the country have been celebrating public service workers and honoring the work they do. For the past 36 years, Public Service Recognition Week has honored those who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. We asked our staff which public services they were most grateful […]

Join Us for our Upcoming Webinar: “Central Bank Digital Currencies – the Future of the Monetary System?”

Technology and digitalization are changing the way we pay. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the trend away from cash to digital payments. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are experiencing an all-time high. Central banks are taking note. On October 20, 2020, the Central Bank of The Bahamas launched the first worldwide retail central bank digital […]