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What Constitutional Challenges Arise When Air Traffic Control is Privatized? A New Report Looks at the Situation in Germany

As Congress debates the reauthorization of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which will expire in September 2015, the question of whether to privatize air traffic control (ATC) in the United States will be one of the matters discussed. The current discussion includes whether the establishment of a private non-profit ATC corporation could […]

Canada Extends Criminal Law Jurisdiction to the Moon

The following is a guest post by Michael Chalupovitsch, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Canada and Caribbean jurisdictions. Canada is going to the moon, nearly 38 years after Marc Garneau became Canada’s first astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. On June 23, 2022, the Canadian House of Commons adopted legislation […]

Forgotten and Overlooked: Queer Trials of the Early Modern Period

The following is a guest post by Jeremy Gainey, Lead Library Technician in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.    For LGBTQI+ month, here are three forgotten and overlooked trials of queer people in early modern European and American history. Katherina Hetzeldorfer The case of Katherina Hetzeldorfer in 15th-century Germany illustrates […]

Law Library of Congress Studies on Firearms, Weapons, and Gun Control

A search of legal reports produced by the Law Library of Congress has identified multiple reports on gun laws around the world. The reports date back to the early 1960s, reflecting the interest in the topics of “firearms” OR “weapons” OR “gun control” OR “weapons industry” by Law Library of Congress patrons over the years. […]

The Chinese Exclusion Act, Part 2 – The Legacy

The following is a guest post by Caitlin Connelly, an intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She is a graduate of the Master of Information program at Rutgers University. This post is a continuation of The Chinese Exclusion Act, Part 1 – The History. By 1880, social tension and […]

New Law Library Report Explores “Golden Visas” and “Golden Passports” in Various Countries

Last month, the Law Library of Congress published a new report titled Investment Migration Programs of Visa Waiver Program Countries. The report consists of a table and map showing which countries that are part of the United States visa waiver program provide residence visas or citizenship to eligible applicants who undertake to make certain investments in […]