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Happy National Sami Day!

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

  February 6 is National Sami Day. The purpose of the day is to celebrate the Sami, the indigenous people of the northern parts of the Nordic countries–Norway, Sweden, and Finland–as well as the Kola Peninsula of Russia, which is an area known as Sápmi . It is estimated that the Sami have lived there for over 2,000 …

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Global Legal Monitor: August Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is a good source for following legal developments around the world.  An excellent example of this is the range of topics covered by the GLM articles published in August, which included: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Family planning and birth control; Human rights; Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; Taxation; and Freedom …

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Browse Law Library of Congress Content by Jurisdiction

Posted by: Andrew Weber

We recently started to do some user testing on our website, Law.gov.  It has been interesting to listen to the feedback because I know the answers and sometimes people are close but miss what I can clearly see.  I’m sitting in my office occasionally saying things to the screen (while my phone is muted). I have sat …

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Global Legal Monitor: Recent Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

I am always impressed by breadth of issues and number of jurisdictions covered every day in the Global Legal Monitor (GLM).  Just in the stretch of the last four months, including February through May 2014, 157 articles were published, covering recent developments in various countries and areas of law. Here is the list of the …

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Global Legal Monitor: March Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

With this series of posts, published at the beginning of each month, I do two things: highlight a few of the Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles published in the previous month that I found particularly interesting, and provide a list of the ten GLM articles that were viewed the most times during the month. So, …

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Take a Book, Leave a Book – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Robert Brammer

We have written about many different kinds of libraries in the past, from libraries abroad to libraries on wheels, but this has to be the smallest library we have ever discussed. Situated on North Limestone Street in Lexington, Kentucky, this colorful box houses a small assortment of books, including a legal thriller by John Grisham. …

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From Recipient to Donor: The Changing Face of Aid

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Over a year ago I visited a remarkable country.  Rich in history, art, culture and beautiful landscapes, this country has traditionally received foreign aid due to its general low income level but is now providing aid to other countries.  I was amazed to see its recent monumental progress in science and technology although it is true …

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Global Legal Monitor: July Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The ten most read Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles in July covered six interesting legal themes: Criminal Law and Procedure; Foreign Investment; Communications and Electronic Information; Immigration; Labor; and Nationality and Citizenship. Below are the articles in the order of their popularity: Germany: Regional Court Ruling Criminalizes Circumcision of Young Boys South Korea: Permanent Dual …