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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 […]

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 […]

Education in Early Modern Spain: Whose Responsibility?

The following is a guest post by Katie DeFonzo, who served as a fall 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. Es la Educacion vna segunda vida; que se da al hombre, ò por major dezir, la mas comoda conservacion de […]

Watch Recordings of Law Library Webinars and Events You May Have Missed

Over the past six months, the Law Library has held many webinars on topics concerning foreign, comparative, and international law, Law Library collections, as well as our recurring orientations on how to research U.S. case law, federal statutes, and federal regulations. The Law Library also presented its annual Supreme Court Fellows Lecture and Human Rights Day events, as well […]

Presidential Proclamation 10000

While looking for information in the Code of Federal Regulations over the last couple of years I noticed that we were getting close to the 10,000th presidential proclamation and I thought it would be fun to locate that 10,000th proclamation. But what are proclamations and where are they published? The Law Library’s research guide, Executive […]

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 […]

Congress.gov May 2022 New, Tip and Top

In April, Andrew wrote about the addition of Alerts to member pages so users can be notified when a member in whom they are interested has sponsored or cosponsored a bill. This month, we are releasing another enhancement to Member pages. Now users can directly access their member’s contact information in Congress.gov. simply by clicking […]