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An Interview with Virab Khachatryan, Foreign Law Specialist

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

This week’s interview is with Virab Khachatryan, a Foreign Law Specialist in our Global Legal Research Center covering select jurisdictions in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.   Describe your background I was born to a blue-collar family in Yerevan, Armenia, a small, friendly country, located in Eastern Europe. As a child, my parents taught me to …

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The Law Library of Congress at the National Book Festival

Posted by: Margaret Wood

As we did with AALL, we decided to collect feedback from Law Library staff about their participation in this year’s National Book Festival (NBF).  As I noted in last week’s post, this is the Law Library’s second year for participating in the National Book Festival and here is what some of the Law Library participants had to …

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Law Library of Congress at the National Book Festival

Posted by: Margaret Wood

This has been a busy week for the Law Library of Congress.  We have unveiled Congress.gov (our new legislative website), celebrated Constitution Day, and to round the week out, we are preparing for the National Book Festival.  This will be the Law Library’s second year at the National Book Festival.  Our staff will be manning …

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Furious Tweeting – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The following is a guest post by Donna Sokol, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress.  Her most recent posts included a 6-installment series regarding the legal themes in the art and architecture of the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building. Three of our law librarians were furiously live-tweeting at Wednesday’s Congress.gov launch.  Thirty fingers …

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The Impact of Russian Laws on US-Russia Economic Relations

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, Director of Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress.  In addition to his administrative duties, Peter provides jurisdictional coverage for Russia and other former Soviet republics and explains legal developments in these countries to the Law Library’s patrons.  Russia is currently the subject of discussion …

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An Interview with Audrey Fischer, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Communications

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Audrey works in the Office of Communications of the Library of Congress as a Public Affairs Specialist.  She has previously blogged about our Law Day event for the Library of Congress blog.  Audrey also helps craft Law Library of Congress press releases including one on the same Law Day event and on David‘s appointment as the Law Librarian of Congress. Describe your background. I was born …

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The Chicago Legal News, Myra Bradwell and Susan B. Anthony – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Margaret Wood

The following is a guest post by James Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The Chicago Legal News has the distinction of being the first legal publication in the United States that was edited by a woman, Myra Bradwell.  In 1868, Myra submitted a prospectus for a legal newspaper for …

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The District of Columbia 1862 Emancipation Law

Posted by: Margaret Wood

The following is a guest post by James Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. This year most U.S. taxpayers have two additional days to file their Federal income tax returns.  This extension was granted because April 15 fell on a Sunday, a non-business day, and April 16, Emancipation Day, is …

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Cherry Blossoms, Insects, and Inspections

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

This is my third spring in Washington, DC, and therefore my third opportunity to see the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin.  However, that anniversary is much less of an historical event compared to the fact that today, March 27, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the planting of the first trees.  This occasion, and …