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Upcoming US Law Webinars – June 2022

Next month, the Law Library of Congress will present a webinar on U.S. federal statutes. This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions. Also in June, Law Library staff will host a webinar discussing […]

The Chinese Exclusion Act, Part 1 – The History

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. The United States made its first attempt to restrict immigration by race in the 1880s, influenced by a combination of […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Cassidy Charles, Legislative Data Specialist

Today’s interview is with Cassidy Charles, a legislative data specialist in the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. I joined the Congressional Research Service in 2020. I earned a B.A. in Political Science Pre-Law from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and an M.L.I.S. from Rutgers, the State University of New […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – May 2022

We regularly publish blog posts on court decisions both new and old, as well as foreign and multinational cases and courts. If you are interested in learning more about strategies legal researchers use to find court cases and materials, please join us for next month’s U.S. Law webinar on case law research. Webinar attendees will […]

New Acquisition: 1794 Sea Letter Signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson

In recent posts, I have pointed out that while the Law Library’s rare books collection is in principle a collection of printed books, we sometimes have the good fortune to acquire unique documents created by important Americans in the course of their public careers. One example of these was a document signed by two 17th-century […]

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, Prince of the People

Today is a state holiday in Hawai’i commemorating the birthday of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Piʻikoi. As an adult, he was frequently called Ke Ali‘i Maka‘āinana (Prince of the People), for the services he gave to the Hawaiian people. Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana’ole, often called simply Prince Kūhiō, was born in Kōloa, Kaua’i, Hawai’i, on […]