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From the Serial Set: What was the D.C. Parks Commission?

Though it’s cold outside, you can explore Washington, D.C., through early illustrations of some of its most well-known landmarks. Today, we’ll be looking through the pages of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set to learn more about the 1901 plans of a Park Commission tasked with improving D.C.’s public areas. In 1902, the Senate Committee on […]

Santa Laws

If your family celebrates Christmas and expects a visit from Santa Claus, you and yours are hoping for a successful visit from the jolly old elf and his reindeer. Local, federal and foreign governments are doing their regulatory best to speed his mail and ease his journey across borders with foreign livestock, regardless of his […]

Upcoming US Law Webinars – January 2022

As we ring in 2022, the Law Library is excited to welcome researchers back to our webinar series on U.S. legal research. Our first class of the new year will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including an introduction to the concepts of precedent and stare decisis, the lifecycle of a court case, […]

Capitol Christmas Tree – Pic of the Week

Each year, the Architect of the Capitol spruces up the Capitol’s west front lawn with a tremendous Christmas tree. While the tradition of trimming a tree at the Capitol goes back more than 50 years, the current tradition of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service providing the tree began in 1970. This year’s […]

Watch a Recording of the Jane Sánchez Memorial Lecture on the Future of Law Libraries and Law Librarianship

The late Law Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services Jane Sánchez worked to advance the Law Library of Congress by advocating for new and innovative initiatives. These initiatives, such as the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute, helped enhance the Law Library’s products and services, and expand our ability to assist patrons across […]

FALQs: The Role of Members of the Swedish Parliament without Party Affiliations

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On November 29, 2021, the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) elected its first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, for a second time. The first time was on November 23, 2021, on what was dubbed “Super Wednesday” (superonsdagen) in the Swedish press, when the newly elected PM stepped […]

Fall 2021 Remote Metadata Interns

This month our fall 2021 remote metadata interns are finishing up their projects, and we must say goodbye as they head on to new adventures. But first, we want to introduce you to our wonderful cohort that has worked in the Digital Resources Division these last few months. These metadata interns have worked on projects […]

The Danish Debt Ceiling Legislation

This month marks 28 years since the Danish Parliament first adopted its debt ceiling legislation, Act on Authorization to Take Out State Loans (Lov om bemyndigelse til optagelse af statslån (LOV nr 1079 af 22/12/1993). On December 17, 1993, Parliament voted to empower the government to take out state loans, without first asking for permission […]

From Summorum Pontificum to Traditionis Custodes: Changes in Liturgical Matters at the Catholic Church

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 Initiative. […]