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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 […]

Join Us on 5/19 for our Webinar: “Afghanistan’s Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment”

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a Foreign Law Specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress.  On May 19, 2022, at 2pm EDT, guest speaker Dr. Shamshad Pasarlay will present our next Foreign and Comparative Law webinar, “Afghanistan’s Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain […]

A Conversation with the Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut and the National Law Day Chair Orlando Lucero

To help kick off the celebration of Law Day, the Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association are excited to bring you a conversation between the American Bar Association’s Law Day Chair Orlando Lucero and the Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut. American Bar Association President Reginald M. Turner provides opening remarks. The […]

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 […]

An Interview with Samantha Tejada, Library Technician

Today’s interview is with Samantha Tejada, a Library Technician in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and moved to the Washington, D.C. area after completing my undergraduate studies. Pittsfield is located in the westernmost part of Massachusetts, and the surrounding Berkshire County has […]

110 Years Later: Titanic Lawsuits Follow Tragedy

It has been 110 years since the R.M.S. Titanic infamously sank on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. While many are familiar with the tragic accident itself, not many are aware of the numerous lawsuits that followed. In the aftermath of the ship’s sinking, a protracted transatlantic legal battle ensued between […]

The History of the Elimination of Leaded Gasoline

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously authored numerous post for In Custodia Legis, including Tradition vs Efficiency: ‘Hanko’ Affects Workplace Efficiency and Telework in Japan; Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation; New Era, New Law Number; Holy […]