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Euthanasia under Israeli Law

Posted by: Ruth Levush

For some time now, I have been interested in the subject of medical ethics. With the development of science and technology, it is now possible to create life where it was once impossible. We are certainly capable of extending life.  And to me, most importantly, is our ability to improve quality of life. These amazing achievements often raise complex, ethical dilemmas that reflect and …

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J.R.R. Tolkien – Paperbacks and Copyright

Posted by: Margaret Wood

Almost every year, in the fall, I find myself picking up The Lord of the Rings and re-reading parts of it.  It has long been one of my favorite books.  However, my first introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing was not so positive.  When I was in the fifth grade, I had picked up The Hobbit …

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Do You Have to Actually be Present on Your Wedding Day in The Gambia?

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Here at the Global Legal Research Center we receive many interesting foreign law inquiries.  Questions about laws that govern matters of personal status, including customary and religious laws, arise frequently from many of the African jurisdictions I cover.  One of the issues that I have had the opportunity to research is the legality of proxy …

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An Interview with Wilfried Tchangoue, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This week’s interview is with Wilfried Tchangoue, a summer intern working in the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress.  It is part of a series of interviews that introduce our summer interns to In Custodia Legis readers.  Enjoy! Describe your background My parents are from Cameroon but I was born in …

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An Interview with Professor Emily Kadens, Kluge Fellow

Posted by: Jeanine Cali

The following interview was conducted by Donna Sokol, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Since January of this year, Professor Emily Kadens has been a Kluge Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.  In her time here, she has given numerous presentations on her topic of study – …

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Casus Breves – Acquisition of 15th Century Legal Reference

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

Through the generosity of Julie Chrystyn Opperman and in honor of her husband, Dwight D. Opperman, the Law Library recently acquired two volumes of an extraordinarily rare 1478 edition of the Casus breves of Johannes de Turnhout (c. 1446–1492). This new acquisition had its first public viewing yesterday at the Law Library’s 15th Wickersham Award …

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Anzac Day – Lest We Forget

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From Laurence Binyon’s poem, For the Fallen (1914) Today, April 25, is Anzac Day – a public holiday in …