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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 …

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Happy Seventeenth Birthday THOMAS!

Posted by: Christine Sellers

Our little website is seventeen years old today!  Just like most teenagers it can be a little temperamental at times, but we still love our baby.  I find its history quite interesting.  Andrew’s Time Capsule and Starting Point posts provided a unique view of THOMAS when it launched on January 5, 1995.  But what happened before then? In …

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Machu Picchu Revealed

Posted by: Francisco Macías

Yesterday, July 24, 2011, marked the 100th anniversary of the announcement to the world of the existence of the 15th-century Incan city, Machu Picchu, by Hiram Bingham III (1875-1956). Not surprisingly, Machu Picchu has become a fascinating point of interest to tourists, students, archaeologists, anthropologists, and other scholars of the humanities (we know that at …

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Presidents Day – Lincoln the Lawyer

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

This Presidents Day I would like to focus on one out of the forty-four.  The Law Library has a digital collection of items related to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln and the Law presents items from our Rare Book Collection that highlight periods when Lincoln’s life (and death) were securely linked to the law. Presented in three …