The Digital Resources Division at the Law Library has had years of experience with remote interns, so we were well-prepared for this pandemic situation and quarantine! We were able to host over 50 remote interns and volunteers this summer to help further our goal of providing access to legal materials. We were also so glad […]
While working from home together with other Law Library staff our foreign law specialists and analysts have been busy researching many legal issues related to COVID-19, including Continuity of Legislative Activities during Emergency Situations (March 2020) on measures taken in various countries for continuing legislative activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, we also published a […]
One of my favorite features of the Law Library is its incredible resources and I especially enjoy looking through old foreign laws. It may seem odd to highlight items from our collection while our physical doors remain closed, but the entire Law Library continues to serve you online. This post will look at the Autonomy […]
An overview of the Finnish legislation on mandatory stockpiles for medicine and medical supplies.
Once again we have updated this guide as of today, May 8, 2020. These updates include new presidential actions and a link from the IRS for additional information on the stimulus checks. We have added links to information under the State Government section as well highlighted some of the recent CRS reports and new blog […]
Today marks the National Sami Day in Sapmi – an area spanning the national borders of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami are a semi-nomadic people who have moved across national borders in Sapmi for hundreds of years. Similar to other people from the Scandinavian countries, they have also crossed the Atlantic in hopes […]
New Report Addresses Laws Protecting Journalists from Online Harassment
On September 17, 1809, 210 years ago today, Sweden and Russia signed the Treaty of Fredrikshamn (Finnish: Hamina), marking the end of the Finnish war of 1808-1809 and also the end of the Sweden-Finland era. Finland had been part of Sweden since 1323, when another peace treaty between Novgorod (Russia) and Sweden, the Peace of Pähkinäsaari […]
An overview of the Council of the European Union, including its powers and figurations, and especially an explanation of the Rotating Presidency whereby each EU member country holds the presidency of the council for a six month period.
Our interview series on In Custodia Legis started almost nine years ago with an interview of the then-Law Librarian of Congress, Roberta Shaffer. We are now approaching 300 interviews. Today’s with Elin marks a first: it is the first time we have completed a follow-up interview. Elin was originally interviewed in 2011 when she was […]