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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on 7/19 for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar
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Join us on Tuesday, July 19 at 1:00 PM EDT for the Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar. This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Legal reference librarian Margaret Wood will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Law Library of Congress Highlights from June 2022
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The mission of the Law Library of Congress is to provide authoritative legal research, reference and instruction services, and access to an unrivaled collection of U.S., foreign, comparative, and international law. Here are some of the new resources you may have missed recently.

Check out the updated Military Legal Resources Collection, which includes the addition of Civil War Military Trials

Legal Gazettes have been added to our Foreign Legal Gazettes Collection for Morocco, Venezuela, and Paraguay with publication dates ranging from the 1970s to 2019.

In June, we published 24 posts to our blog, In Custodia Legis. Here are some highlights:

FALQs: The Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction in Germany

What a Difference 17 Years Made

Law Library Presenting at 2022 AALL

Forgotten and Overlooked: Queer Trials of the Early Modern Period

Research Guides in Focus: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The Hans Island “Peace” Agreement between Canada, Denmark, and Greenland

Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin to Celebrate The Law Library of Congress’ 190th Anniversary

Happy Sustainable Gastronomy Day – Why “Dumpster Diving” is a Criminal Offense in Germany

Pride Month Bibliography

When a Bee Is a Fish in the Eyes of the Law

Fred Korematsu Winning Justice

Congress.gov – More on Staff Work and the June 2022 Release

Law Library of Congress Studies on Firearms, Weapons, and Gun Control

Ålandic Regional Citizenship or the Right of Ålandic Domicile

A Few Facts on the Law Library’s Ask a Librarian FAQs

Economic Regulation of the Commercial Aviation Sector and the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act

The Global Legal Monitor is our online publication covering legal news and developments worldwide. These are the articles from June:

Canada: Quebec Enacts Law Respecting Academic Freedom in Universities

European Union: Commission Proposes Adding Violation of EU Sanctions to List of EU Crimes

Brazil: Superior Electoral Tribunal and Federal Supreme Court Sign Agreement to Combat Fake News About Judiciary

Switzerland: Voters in Canton of Zurich Approve Constitutional Amendment Codifying Net Zero Target

Turkey: Regulation on Turkish Citizenship Amended to Increase Citizenship-by-Investment Value Requirements

Mexico: Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Requiring Sharing of Personal Data with Government to Combat Cell Phone Crime

Germany: Act to Accelerate Use of Liquefied Natural Gas to Counter Reliance on Russian Gas Enters Into Force

Australia: Legislation Increasing Penalties for Trafficking of Firearms Passed

Brazil: Constitutional Amendment Increases Maximum Age for Appointment of Justices to Superior Courts

United Arab Emirates: Supreme Council Elects New President of the Union

Sweden: Parliament Directs Government to Investigate Return of Sámi Cultural Heritage Objects

Mexico: President Introduces Bill to Protect Mexico's Airspace from Organized Criminal Activities

Italy: Legislation to Contain Energy Costs Enters into Effect

Austria: Amendments to Ensure Adequate Gas Supply Enter Into Force

United States: US Citizen and Four Chinese Citizens Indicted on Espionage and Transnational Repression-Related Charges

Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence

Turkmenistan: Government Imposes Restrictions on Women's Appearance and Personal Freedoms

Turkey: Penal and Criminal Procedure Code Amendments Increase Sanctions for Crimes Against Women and Health Workers, Criminalize Stalking, Reform Sentence Mitigation

Australia: Tasmania Outlaws Stealthing, Adds New Strangulation Offense to Criminal Code

Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents

Canada: Supreme Court Strikes Down Statutory Bar on Self-Induced Intoxication Defense

Tunisia: Judges Extend Strike to Protest Recent Presidential Order Suspending 57 Judges

Germany: Federal Government Allows Flying of Pride Flags in Front of Federal Government Buildings

Mexico: President Issues Order Banning Electronic Cigarettes

Democratic Republic of the Congo: State of Siege in Ituri and North Kivu Extended

Here are the webinars and events coming up in July:

7/14 at 11:00 am: Orientation to Legal Research – Federal Legislative History

7/14 at 3:00 pm: 190th Anniversary Special Webinar "Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin."

7/19 at 1:00 pm: Orientation to Law Library Collections

7/21 at 2:00 pm: Regulating Remote Work During the Pandemic and After: Global Perspectives (Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series)


Law Library: News & Events:Join Us on 7/14 for A Conversation about the Life and Work of Civil Rights Attorney Constance Baker Motley
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We hope you can join us on July 14 at 3 p.m. EDT for a special webinar titled, "Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin," to celebrate the Law Library of Congress’ 190th anniversary.

Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut will interview Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin about her book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley And The Struggle For Equality," and the lessons learned from the life and work of Constance Baker Motley, the pathbreaking civil rights attorney, politician, and judge.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for an Orientation to Legal Research Webinar on Federal Legislative History
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Join us on Thursday, July 14 at 11:00 am EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research Webinar, this time on Federal Legislative HistoryThis entry in the series, taught by legal reference librarian Ann Hemmens, provides an overview of U.S. federal legislative history resources, including information about the methods of identifying and locating them. In tackling this area of research, the focus will largely be on finding these documents online. We will be highlighting freely-available governmental websites like Congress.gov, govinfo, and Law.gov, and quickly touch on subscription databases that can be accessed at one’s local public law or academic library.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us This Thursday, June 30, for a Congress.gov Webinar
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Join us thisThursday, June 30,at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Congress.gov Webinar. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted. This webinar will be led by instructors Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us tomorrow for aAn Overview of Public International Lawa.
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Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join legal reference librarian Louis Myers for the next Lunch and Learn Webinar Series program entitled “An Overview of Public International Law.” This series takes a deep dive into the Law Library's collections and other legal research subjects, exploring topics such as rare materials in our collection and the United States Serial Set, among many others. In this entry in the series, learn more about the five sources of public international law: treaties, customs, principles of law, judicial decisions, and scholarly writings.

Register here.


Law Library: News & Events:Join Us on 7/14 for A Conversation about the Life and Work of Civil Rights Attorney Constance Baker Motley
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We hope you can join us on July 14 at 3 p.m. EDT for a special webinar titled, "Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin," to celebrate the Law Library of Congress’ 190th anniversary.

Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut will interview Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin about her book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley And The Struggle For Equality," and the lessons learned from the life and work of Constance Baker Motley, the pathbreaking civil rights attorney, politician, and judge.

Please register here.


June News from the Library of Congress
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News from the Library of Congress

Celebrating Pride Month, Juneteenth, Summer Movies and More


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Thursday, June 30, for a Congress.gov Webinar
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Join us onThursday, June 30,at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Congress.gov Webinar. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted. This webinar will be led by instructors Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us Tomorrow, 6/16, for The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion
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Join us tomorrowThursday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion. This Foreign and Comparative Law webinar will provide an overview of the historic roots of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, including reviewing information about the background of the Crimean and East Ukrainian territorial problem, which escalated into the current war; providing an overview of treaties and agreements between Ukraine and Russia; reviewing laws regulating the use of arms in both countries; and examining legal regimes created in Ukraine and Russia before and during the invasion. Further, an analysis and comparison of legislation recently passed in Ukraine and Russia, coupled with Ukrainian legal scholars’ discussion of a so-called “juridical front,” provides an interesting picture of the situation on the ground and suggests how it may develop in the future. Resources available to research the laws of Ukraine will also be introduced during the presentation. This webinar will be presented by Peter Roudik, assistant law librarian for legal research at the Law Library of Congress and the director of the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate.

 


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for aAn Overview of Public International Lawa on 6/28
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On Tuesday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join legal reference librarian Louis Myers for the next Lunch and Learn Webinar Series program entitled “An Overview of Public International Law.” This series takes a deep dive into the Law Library's collections and other legal research subjects, exploring topics such as rare materials in our collection and the United States Serial Set, among many others. In this entry in the series, learn more about the five sources of public international law: treaties, customs, principles of law, judicial decisions, and scholarly writings.

Register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Tomorrow - Join Us for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Federal Statutes
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Join us tomorrow,Thursday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research, this time focusing on U.S. Federal Statutes. This webinar provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions. Legal reference librarian Jason Zarin will be the presenter.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Thursday 6/16 for The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion
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Join us on Thursday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion. This Foreign and Comparative Law webinar will provide an overview of the historic roots of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, including reviewing information about the background of the Crimean and East Ukrainian territorial problem, which escalated into the current war; providing an overview of treaties and agreements between Ukraine and Russia; reviewing laws regulating the use of arms in both countries; and examining legal regimes created in Ukraine and Russia before and during the invasion. Further, an analysis and comparison of legislation recently passed in Ukraine and Russia, coupled with Ukrainian legal scholars’ discussion of a so-called “juridical front,” provides an interesting picture of the situation on the ground and suggests how it may develop in the future. Resources available to research the laws of Ukraine will also be introduced during the presentation. This webinar will be presented by Peter Roudik, assistant law librarian for legal research at the Law Library of Congress and the director of the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Federal Statutes
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Join us on Thursday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research, this time focusing on U.S. Federal Statutes. This webinar provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions. Legal reference librarian Jason Zarin will be the presenter.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Tomorrow, Join Us For a Webinar - Afghanistanas Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment
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Join us tomorrow, Thursday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar entitled, Afghanistan’s Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment.

This webinar will explore the ramifications of the Taliban’s return for the Afghan legal order. We will discuss the Taliban’s constitutional vision and address what type of a constitution the Taliban may draft for a transformed Afghan society. We will also look at the Taliban’s quick restaffing of the judiciary, and their official conduct regarding Afghanistan’s extant laws. Specifically, hints from the Taliban’s first spell in power in 1990s will be thoroughly discussed.

This webinar will be provided by a guest speaker, Shamshad Pasarlay. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Previously, he was a lecturer at Herat University School of Law and Political Science in Afghanistan and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was the founding member of the Afghanistan Constitutional Studies Institute. Dr. Pasarlay holds a bachelor’s degree from Kabul University School of Islamic Law. His LL.M and Ph.D. in comparative law are from the University of Washington. His research and scholarly interests include comparative constitutional studies, Afghanistan’s constitutional history, judicial politics, religion and constitution-making, and constitutional engineering in sharply divided societies.


May News from the Library of Congress
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News from the Library of Congress

Live! at the Library, May Heritage Months, NewA Concerts from the Library of CongressA and More


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us Thursday, May 12, for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Case Law
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Please join usThursday, May 12at11:00 a.m. EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research, this month focusing on U.S. Case Law.This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs. This webinar will be presented by legal reference librarian Jason Zarin.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us For a Webinar - Afghanistanas Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment
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Join us Thursday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar entitled, Afghanistan’s Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment.

This webinar will explore the ramifications of the Taliban’s return for the Afghan legal order. We will discuss the Taliban’s constitutional vision and address what type of a constitution the Taliban may draft for a transformed Afghan society. We will also look at the Taliban’s quick restaffing of the judiciary, and their official conduct regarding Afghanistan’s extant laws. Specifically, hints from the Taliban’s first spell in power in 1990s will be thoroughly discussed.

This webinar will be provided by a guest speaker, Shamshad Pasarlay. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Previously, he was a lecturer at Herat University School of Law and Political Science in Afghanistan and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was the founding member of the Afghanistan Constitutional Studies Institute. Dr. Pasarlay holds a bachelor’s degree from Kabul University School of Islamic Law. His LL.M and Ph.D. in comparative law are from the University of Washington. His research and scholarly interests include comparative constitutional studies, Afghanistan’s constitutional history, judicial politics, religion and constitution-making, and constitutional engineering in sharply divided societies.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Tuesday, May 17th, for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar
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Join us on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 PM EST for the Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar. This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Legal reference specialist Anna Price will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

Please register here.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Tuesday, May 17th, for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar
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Join us on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 PM EST for the Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar. This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Legal reference specialist Anna Price will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Law Library of Congress Highlights from April
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The mission of the Law Library of Congress is to provide authoritative legal research, reference and instruction services, and access to an unrivaled collection of U.S., foreign, comparative, and international law. Here are some of the new resources you may have missed recently.

The U.S. Supreme Court Nominees Research Guide page on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, published on February 25, 2022, upon the nomination of Judge Jackson to the Court, was further updated on April 7 with additional resources on her confirmation.

We published five more Guide to Law Online: Nations of the World Guides, bringing the total published guides to 174:

• Guide to Law Online: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
• Guide to Law Online: Faroe Islands (Part of the Kingdom of Denmark)
• Guide to Law Online: Fiji
• Guide to Law Online: Finland
• Guide to Law Online: France

New acquisitions of note for April:

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada (71 volumes)

JUDY (access): a database of Kenyan, Nigerian and Ghanian law

Seven Rare Law Books, including 3 works covering Canon Law, a dictionary related to the European jus commune, a 16th-century work on the statute of limitations studied by Jefferson, a 17th c. practice guide to conveyancing, and a 16th c. work on continuity in contracts.

In April, we published 19 posts to our blog, In Custodia Legis. Here are some highlights:

The Fairfax Stone

National Library Week – These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Spring Remote Project: Legal Gazettes

New Report on the Legal Framework for Nuclear Technology and Information in the United Kingdom and Australia

Patented Device Aimed to Make it Easier to Obtain Criminal Confessions – Pic of the Week

Congress.gov April 2022 New, Tip, and Top

Spring Remote Project: Transcribing the Century of Lawmaking Site

New Acquisition: 1794 Sea Letter Signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson

The History of the Elimination of Leaded Gasoline

110 Years Later: Titanic Lawsuits Follow Tragedy

Spring Remote Project: CRS Bill Summaries

An Interview with Samantha Tejada, Library Technician

An Interview with Heather Casey, Writer/Editor

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

Ashland, Henry Clay’s Estate – Pic of the Week

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

A Congress.gov Interview with Cassidy Charles, Legislative Data Specialist

The Global Legal Monitor is our online publication covering legal news and developments worldwide. These are the articles from April:

Israel: Bar Association Issues Preliminary Statement on Online Security Protection Requirements for Clients' Confidential Information

Ukraine: New Laws Criminalize Collaboration with an Aggressor State

Sweden: Parliament Adopts Reduced Tax on Diesel and Gas

Turkey: Competition Authority Amends Merger Control Guidelines

Iraq: Supreme Court Bans Former Minister of Foreign Affairs from Presidential Candidacy; Parliament Fails to Elect a President by Court's Deadline

Italy: Measures to Contain Electricity and Natural Gas Costs and Stimulate Renewable Energies Instituted

Turkey: Law on Nuclear Power Regulation Adopted

Philippines: Instruments of Ratification for UN Arms Trade Treaty and 1961 Statelessness Convention Deposited

Italy: Constitutional Court Eliminates Aggravating Circumstance in Immigration Case

Tunisia: Speaker and Members of Parliament Charged with 'Conspiracy against State Security'

United Arab Emirates: Israeli Citizen Sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking in Abu Dhabi

Italy: Constitutional Court Rules Municipal Election Provisions Violate Gender Parity Requirements for Electoral Lists

United Kingdom: Government to Introduce Regulations Recognizing Stablecoins as a Form of Payment

United States: Court Rules That Cruise Lines Operating in Cuba Were Not Engaged in Lawful Travel

United States: Legislation Enacted Suspending Permanent and Normal Trade Relations with Russian Federation and Belarus

Turkey: Parliament Passes Law Amending Election Laws and Lowering Electoral Threshold

Philippines: Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance Signed

Switzerland: Government Starts Consultation on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Ordinance

Poland: Parliament Adopts New Law to Regulate Influx of Ukrainian Refugees and Provide Them with Protection and Assistance

Italy: New Measures to Address the Economic and Humanitarian Crisis Arising from the War in Ukraine

Jordan; Saudi Arabia; Egypt: COVID Restrictions Eased during Month of Ramadan

Here are the webinars and events coming up in May:

5/5 at 2:00 pm: Congress.gov Webinar

5/12 at 11:00 am: Orientation to Legal Research – U.S. Case Law

5/17 at 1:00 pm: Orientation to Law Library Collections

5/19 at 2:00 pm: Afghanistan’s Legal Order in Transition- The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment (Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series)

 


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us Thursday, May 12, for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Case Law
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Please join usThursday, May 12at11:00 a.m. EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research, this month focusing on U.S. Case Law.This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs. This webinar will be presented by legal reference librarian Jason Zarin.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us Thursday to Celebrate Law Day 2022
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Join the Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association this Thursday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to celebrate Law Day. The theme of this year's webinar event is Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change. This year’s Law Day panel will explore moments of constitutional change in the United States, especially in more recent years, looking at constitutional amendments and social movements that led to legislation, shifts in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence, and other indicators of significant legal change. This event will feature remarks by: American Bar Association President Reginald M. Turner, Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut, and National Law Day Chair Orlando Lucero. The panel includes Professor Wilfred Codrington, Brooklyn Law School; Professor Orin Kerr, University of California Berkeley School of Law; Sophia Lin Lakin, American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project; Elizabeth Slattery, Pacific Legal Foundation; and professor Stephen Wermiel, American University Washington College of Law.

 

 


April News from the Library of Congress
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News from the Library of Congress

National Recording Registry Inducts Music from Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Journey and More in 2022

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Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nationas recorded sound heritage.

Alicia Keysa debut album aSongs in A Minor,a Ricky Martinas aLivina La Vida Locaa and Journeyas aDonat Stop Believina are some of the unforgettable sounds of the nationas history and culture joining the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The 2022 class includes important inductions of hip-hop and Latin music, including recordings by Linda Ronstadt, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and Buena Vista Social Club.

Learn more about the 2022 National Recording Registry.



Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Thursday, April 21, for a Congress.gov Webinar
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Join instructors Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer onThursday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Congress.gov Webinar. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted.

Please register here.


Kate Middleton and Prince William hail 'brilliant' Cameron Norrie after quarter-final victory
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, were beaming as they gave a standing ovation to British Cameron Norrie after watching him at Wimbledon this afternoon.

Camilla and Prince Charles visit BBC Wales' APS120m headquarters
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The Prince of Wales, 73, and Camilla, 74, were greeted with cheering crowds waving Union Jacks as they arrived atA Treorchy High Street, nestled in the Rhondda Fawr Valley.

Parents of 23-year-old who died of anorexia detail horrific realities of her eating disorderA
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Madeleine Billings passed away in her sleep on December 30, 2021, after struggling for years with an eating disorder. Now, her parents, Nick and Lisa, have shared harrowing details of her final days.

Fraudster Anna Delvey 'wants to move away from' her image as a scammer
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Fraudster Anna Sorokin, who conned New York society and hotels out of $275,000 revealed that sheA 'wants to move away from' her image as a scammer in an interview with Harper's Bazaar.
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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on 7/19 for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar
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Join us on Tuesday, July 19 at 1:00 PM EDT for the Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar. This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Legal reference librarian Margaret Wood will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Law Library of Congress Highlights from June 2022
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The mission of the Law Library of Congress is to provide authoritative legal research, reference and instruction services, and access to an unrivaled collection of U.S., foreign, comparative, and international law. Here are some of the new resources you may have missed recently.

Check out the updated Military Legal Resources Collection, which includes the addition of Civil War Military Trials

Legal Gazettes have been added to our Foreign Legal Gazettes Collection for Morocco, Venezuela, and Paraguay with publication dates ranging from the 1970s to 2019.

In June, we published 24 posts to our blog, In Custodia Legis. Here are some highlights:

FALQs: The Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction in Germany

What a Difference 17 Years Made

Law Library Presenting at 2022 AALL

Forgotten and Overlooked: Queer Trials of the Early Modern Period

Research Guides in Focus: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The Hans Island “Peace” Agreement between Canada, Denmark, and Greenland

Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin to Celebrate The Law Library of Congress’ 190th Anniversary

Happy Sustainable Gastronomy Day – Why “Dumpster Diving” is a Criminal Offense in Germany

Pride Month Bibliography

When a Bee Is a Fish in the Eyes of the Law

Fred Korematsu Winning Justice

Congress.gov – More on Staff Work and the June 2022 Release

Law Library of Congress Studies on Firearms, Weapons, and Gun Control

Ålandic Regional Citizenship or the Right of Ålandic Domicile

A Few Facts on the Law Library’s Ask a Librarian FAQs

Economic Regulation of the Commercial Aviation Sector and the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act

The Global Legal Monitor is our online publication covering legal news and developments worldwide. These are the articles from June:

Canada: Quebec Enacts Law Respecting Academic Freedom in Universities

European Union: Commission Proposes Adding Violation of EU Sanctions to List of EU Crimes

Brazil: Superior Electoral Tribunal and Federal Supreme Court Sign Agreement to Combat Fake News About Judiciary

Switzerland: Voters in Canton of Zurich Approve Constitutional Amendment Codifying Net Zero Target

Turkey: Regulation on Turkish Citizenship Amended to Increase Citizenship-by-Investment Value Requirements

Mexico: Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Requiring Sharing of Personal Data with Government to Combat Cell Phone Crime

Germany: Act to Accelerate Use of Liquefied Natural Gas to Counter Reliance on Russian Gas Enters Into Force

Australia: Legislation Increasing Penalties for Trafficking of Firearms Passed

Brazil: Constitutional Amendment Increases Maximum Age for Appointment of Justices to Superior Courts

United Arab Emirates: Supreme Council Elects New President of the Union

Sweden: Parliament Directs Government to Investigate Return of Sámi Cultural Heritage Objects

Mexico: President Introduces Bill to Protect Mexico's Airspace from Organized Criminal Activities

Italy: Legislation to Contain Energy Costs Enters into Effect

Austria: Amendments to Ensure Adequate Gas Supply Enter Into Force

United States: US Citizen and Four Chinese Citizens Indicted on Espionage and Transnational Repression-Related Charges

Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence

Turkmenistan: Government Imposes Restrictions on Women's Appearance and Personal Freedoms

Turkey: Penal and Criminal Procedure Code Amendments Increase Sanctions for Crimes Against Women and Health Workers, Criminalize Stalking, Reform Sentence Mitigation

Australia: Tasmania Outlaws Stealthing, Adds New Strangulation Offense to Criminal Code

Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents

Canada: Supreme Court Strikes Down Statutory Bar on Self-Induced Intoxication Defense

Tunisia: Judges Extend Strike to Protest Recent Presidential Order Suspending 57 Judges

Germany: Federal Government Allows Flying of Pride Flags in Front of Federal Government Buildings

Mexico: President Issues Order Banning Electronic Cigarettes

Democratic Republic of the Congo: State of Siege in Ituri and North Kivu Extended

Here are the webinars and events coming up in July:

7/14 at 11:00 am: Orientation to Legal Research – Federal Legislative History

7/14 at 3:00 pm: 190th Anniversary Special Webinar "Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin."

7/19 at 1:00 pm: Orientation to Law Library Collections

7/21 at 2:00 pm: Regulating Remote Work During the Pandemic and After: Global Perspectives (Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series)


Law Library: News & Events:Join Us on 7/14 for A Conversation about the Life and Work of Civil Rights Attorney Constance Baker Motley
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We hope you can join us on July 14 at 3 p.m. EDT for a special webinar titled, "Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin," to celebrate the Law Library of Congress’ 190th anniversary.

Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut will interview Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin about her book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley And The Struggle For Equality," and the lessons learned from the life and work of Constance Baker Motley, the pathbreaking civil rights attorney, politician, and judge.

Please register here.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for an Orientation to Legal Research Webinar on Federal Legislative History
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Join us on Thursday, July 14 at 11:00 am EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research Webinar, this time on Federal Legislative HistoryThis entry in the series, taught by legal reference librarian Ann Hemmens, provides an overview of U.S. federal legislative history resources, including information about the methods of identifying and locating them. In tackling this area of research, the focus will largely be on finding these documents online. We will be highlighting freely-available governmental websites like Congress.gov, govinfo, and Law.gov, and quickly touch on subscription databases that can be accessed at one’s local public law or academic library.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us This Thursday, June 30, for a Congress.gov Webinar
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Join us thisThursday, June 30,at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Congress.gov Webinar. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted. This webinar will be led by instructors Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us tomorrow for aAn Overview of Public International Lawa.
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Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join legal reference librarian Louis Myers for the next Lunch and Learn Webinar Series program entitled “An Overview of Public International Law.” This series takes a deep dive into the Law Library's collections and other legal research subjects, exploring topics such as rare materials in our collection and the United States Serial Set, among many others. In this entry in the series, learn more about the five sources of public international law: treaties, customs, principles of law, judicial decisions, and scholarly writings.

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Law Library: News & Events:Join Us on 7/14 for A Conversation about the Life and Work of Civil Rights Attorney Constance Baker Motley
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We hope you can join us on July 14 at 3 p.m. EDT for a special webinar titled, "Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin," to celebrate the Law Library of Congress’ 190th anniversary.

Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut will interview Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin about her book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley And The Struggle For Equality," and the lessons learned from the life and work of Constance Baker Motley, the pathbreaking civil rights attorney, politician, and judge.

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June News from the Library of Congress
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News from the Library of Congress

Celebrating Pride Month, Juneteenth, Summer Movies and More


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Thursday, June 30, for a Congress.gov Webinar
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Join us onThursday, June 30,at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Congress.gov Webinar. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted. This webinar will be led by instructors Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us Tomorrow, 6/16, for The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion
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Join us tomorrowThursday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion. This Foreign and Comparative Law webinar will provide an overview of the historic roots of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, including reviewing information about the background of the Crimean and East Ukrainian territorial problem, which escalated into the current war; providing an overview of treaties and agreements between Ukraine and Russia; reviewing laws regulating the use of arms in both countries; and examining legal regimes created in Ukraine and Russia before and during the invasion. Further, an analysis and comparison of legislation recently passed in Ukraine and Russia, coupled with Ukrainian legal scholars’ discussion of a so-called “juridical front,” provides an interesting picture of the situation on the ground and suggests how it may develop in the future. Resources available to research the laws of Ukraine will also be introduced during the presentation. This webinar will be presented by Peter Roudik, assistant law librarian for legal research at the Law Library of Congress and the director of the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate.

 


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for aAn Overview of Public International Lawa on 6/28
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On Tuesday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join legal reference librarian Louis Myers for the next Lunch and Learn Webinar Series program entitled “An Overview of Public International Law.” This series takes a deep dive into the Law Library's collections and other legal research subjects, exploring topics such as rare materials in our collection and the United States Serial Set, among many others. In this entry in the series, learn more about the five sources of public international law: treaties, customs, principles of law, judicial decisions, and scholarly writings.

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Law Library: News & Events: Tomorrow - Join Us for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Federal Statutes
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Join us tomorrow,Thursday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research, this time focusing on U.S. Federal Statutes. This webinar provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions. Legal reference librarian Jason Zarin will be the presenter.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Thursday 6/16 for The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion
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Join us on Thursday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion. This Foreign and Comparative Law webinar will provide an overview of the historic roots of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, including reviewing information about the background of the Crimean and East Ukrainian territorial problem, which escalated into the current war; providing an overview of treaties and agreements between Ukraine and Russia; reviewing laws regulating the use of arms in both countries; and examining legal regimes created in Ukraine and Russia before and during the invasion. Further, an analysis and comparison of legislation recently passed in Ukraine and Russia, coupled with Ukrainian legal scholars’ discussion of a so-called “juridical front,” provides an interesting picture of the situation on the ground and suggests how it may develop in the future. Resources available to research the laws of Ukraine will also be introduced during the presentation. This webinar will be presented by Peter Roudik, assistant law librarian for legal research at the Law Library of Congress and the director of the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Federal Statutes
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Join us on Thursday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research, this time focusing on U.S. Federal Statutes. This webinar provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions. Legal reference librarian Jason Zarin will be the presenter.

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Law Library: News & Events: Tomorrow, Join Us For a Webinar - Afghanistanas Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment
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Join us tomorrow, Thursday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar entitled, Afghanistan’s Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment.

This webinar will explore the ramifications of the Taliban’s return for the Afghan legal order. We will discuss the Taliban’s constitutional vision and address what type of a constitution the Taliban may draft for a transformed Afghan society. We will also look at the Taliban’s quick restaffing of the judiciary, and their official conduct regarding Afghanistan’s extant laws. Specifically, hints from the Taliban’s first spell in power in 1990s will be thoroughly discussed.

This webinar will be provided by a guest speaker, Shamshad Pasarlay. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Previously, he was a lecturer at Herat University School of Law and Political Science in Afghanistan and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was the founding member of the Afghanistan Constitutional Studies Institute. Dr. Pasarlay holds a bachelor’s degree from Kabul University School of Islamic Law. His LL.M and Ph.D. in comparative law are from the University of Washington. His research and scholarly interests include comparative constitutional studies, Afghanistan’s constitutional history, judicial politics, religion and constitution-making, and constitutional engineering in sharply divided societies.


May News from the Library of Congress
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News from the Library of Congress

Live! at the Library, May Heritage Months, NewA Concerts from the Library of CongressA and More


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us Thursday, May 12, for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Case Law
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Please join usThursday, May 12at11:00 a.m. EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research, this month focusing on U.S. Case Law.This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs. This webinar will be presented by legal reference librarian Jason Zarin.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us For a Webinar - Afghanistanas Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment
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Join us Thursday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar entitled, Afghanistan’s Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment.

This webinar will explore the ramifications of the Taliban’s return for the Afghan legal order. We will discuss the Taliban’s constitutional vision and address what type of a constitution the Taliban may draft for a transformed Afghan society. We will also look at the Taliban’s quick restaffing of the judiciary, and their official conduct regarding Afghanistan’s extant laws. Specifically, hints from the Taliban’s first spell in power in 1990s will be thoroughly discussed.

This webinar will be provided by a guest speaker, Shamshad Pasarlay. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Previously, he was a lecturer at Herat University School of Law and Political Science in Afghanistan and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was the founding member of the Afghanistan Constitutional Studies Institute. Dr. Pasarlay holds a bachelor’s degree from Kabul University School of Islamic Law. His LL.M and Ph.D. in comparative law are from the University of Washington. His research and scholarly interests include comparative constitutional studies, Afghanistan’s constitutional history, judicial politics, religion and constitution-making, and constitutional engineering in sharply divided societies.


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Tuesday, May 17th, for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar
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Join us on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 PM EST for the Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar. This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Legal reference specialist Anna Price will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Tuesday, May 17th, for an Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar
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Join us on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 PM EST for the Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar. This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Legal reference specialist Anna Price will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

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Law Library: News & Events: Law Library of Congress Highlights from April
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The mission of the Law Library of Congress is to provide authoritative legal research, reference and instruction services, and access to an unrivaled collection of U.S., foreign, comparative, and international law. Here are some of the new resources you may have missed recently.

The U.S. Supreme Court Nominees Research Guide page on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, published on February 25, 2022, upon the nomination of Judge Jackson to the Court, was further updated on April 7 with additional resources on her confirmation.

We published five more Guide to Law Online: Nations of the World Guides, bringing the total published guides to 174:

• Guide to Law Online: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
• Guide to Law Online: Faroe Islands (Part of the Kingdom of Denmark)
• Guide to Law Online: Fiji
• Guide to Law Online: Finland
• Guide to Law Online: France

New acquisitions of note for April:

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada (71 volumes)

JUDY (access): a database of Kenyan, Nigerian and Ghanian law

Seven Rare Law Books, including 3 works covering Canon Law, a dictionary related to the European jus commune, a 16th-century work on the statute of limitations studied by Jefferson, a 17th c. practice guide to conveyancing, and a 16th c. work on continuity in contracts.

In April, we published 19 posts to our blog, In Custodia Legis. Here are some highlights:

The Fairfax Stone

National Library Week – These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Spring Remote Project: Legal Gazettes

New Report on the Legal Framework for Nuclear Technology and Information in the United Kingdom and Australia

Patented Device Aimed to Make it Easier to Obtain Criminal Confessions – Pic of the Week

Congress.gov April 2022 New, Tip, and Top

Spring Remote Project: Transcribing the Century of Lawmaking Site

New Acquisition: 1794 Sea Letter Signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson

The History of the Elimination of Leaded Gasoline

110 Years Later: Titanic Lawsuits Follow Tragedy

Spring Remote Project: CRS Bill Summaries

An Interview with Samantha Tejada, Library Technician

An Interview with Heather Casey, Writer/Editor

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

Ashland, Henry Clay’s Estate – Pic of the Week

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

A Congress.gov Interview with Cassidy Charles, Legislative Data Specialist

The Global Legal Monitor is our online publication covering legal news and developments worldwide. These are the articles from April:

Israel: Bar Association Issues Preliminary Statement on Online Security Protection Requirements for Clients' Confidential Information

Ukraine: New Laws Criminalize Collaboration with an Aggressor State

Sweden: Parliament Adopts Reduced Tax on Diesel and Gas

Turkey: Competition Authority Amends Merger Control Guidelines

Iraq: Supreme Court Bans Former Minister of Foreign Affairs from Presidential Candidacy; Parliament Fails to Elect a President by Court's Deadline

Italy: Measures to Contain Electricity and Natural Gas Costs and Stimulate Renewable Energies Instituted

Turkey: Law on Nuclear Power Regulation Adopted

Philippines: Instruments of Ratification for UN Arms Trade Treaty and 1961 Statelessness Convention Deposited

Italy: Constitutional Court Eliminates Aggravating Circumstance in Immigration Case

Tunisia: Speaker and Members of Parliament Charged with 'Conspiracy against State Security'

United Arab Emirates: Israeli Citizen Sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking in Abu Dhabi

Italy: Constitutional Court Rules Municipal Election Provisions Violate Gender Parity Requirements for Electoral Lists

United Kingdom: Government to Introduce Regulations Recognizing Stablecoins as a Form of Payment

United States: Court Rules That Cruise Lines Operating in Cuba Were Not Engaged in Lawful Travel

United States: Legislation Enacted Suspending Permanent and Normal Trade Relations with Russian Federation and Belarus

Turkey: Parliament Passes Law Amending Election Laws and Lowering Electoral Threshold

Philippines: Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance Signed

Switzerland: Government Starts Consultation on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Ordinance

Poland: Parliament Adopts New Law to Regulate Influx of Ukrainian Refugees and Provide Them with Protection and Assistance

Italy: New Measures to Address the Economic and Humanitarian Crisis Arising from the War in Ukraine

Jordan; Saudi Arabia; Egypt: COVID Restrictions Eased during Month of Ramadan

Here are the webinars and events coming up in May:

5/5 at 2:00 pm: Congress.gov Webinar

5/12 at 11:00 am: Orientation to Legal Research – U.S. Case Law

5/17 at 1:00 pm: Orientation to Law Library Collections

5/19 at 2:00 pm: Afghanistan’s Legal Order in Transition- The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment (Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series)

 


Law Library: News & Events: Join Us Thursday, May 12, for an Orientation to Legal Research on U.S. Case Law
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Please join usThursday, May 12at11:00 a.m. EDT for an Orientation to Legal Research, this month focusing on U.S. Case Law.This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs. This webinar will be presented by legal reference librarian Jason Zarin.

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Law Library: News & Events: Join Us Thursday to Celebrate Law Day 2022
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Join the Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association this Thursday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to celebrate Law Day. The theme of this year's webinar event is Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change. This year’s Law Day panel will explore moments of constitutional change in the United States, especially in more recent years, looking at constitutional amendments and social movements that led to legislation, shifts in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence, and other indicators of significant legal change. This event will feature remarks by: American Bar Association President Reginald M. Turner, Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut, and National Law Day Chair Orlando Lucero. The panel includes Professor Wilfred Codrington, Brooklyn Law School; Professor Orin Kerr, University of California Berkeley School of Law; Sophia Lin Lakin, American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project; Elizabeth Slattery, Pacific Legal Foundation; and professor Stephen Wermiel, American University Washington College of Law.

 

 


April News from the Library of Congress
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News from the Library of Congress

National Recording Registry Inducts Music from Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Journey and More in 2022

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Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nationas recorded sound heritage.

Alicia Keysa debut album aSongs in A Minor,a Ricky Martinas aLivina La Vida Locaa and Journeyas aDonat Stop Believina are some of the unforgettable sounds of the nationas history and culture joining the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The 2022 class includes important inductions of hip-hop and Latin music, including recordings by Linda Ronstadt, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and Buena Vista Social Club.

Learn more about the 2022 National Recording Registry.



Law Library: News & Events: Join Us on Thursday, April 21, for a Congress.gov Webinar
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Join instructors Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer onThursday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Congress.gov Webinar. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted.

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Sudan's military coup and the stifling of speech | The Listening Post
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Sudanas flirtation with democracy ends in a coup daetat - how far will its leaders go to control what we know about the story? Contributors: Mohanad Hashim - journalist Jonas Horner - deputy director, Horn of Africa, Crisis Group Yassmin Abdel-Magied, writer and broadcaster Raga Makawi - editor, Africa Arguments On our radar: As Myanmaras military courts sentence journalists arrested after the coup that removed democratically elected Aung San Suu Kyi, producer Nicholas Muirhead talks Richard Gizbert about the release of American journalist Danny Fenster. Eric Zemmour: The political rise of Franceas far-right polemicist Far-right French journalist Eric Zemmour has yet to declare himself a presidential candidate - but has he already set the tone for next yearas election? Contributors: Rokhaya Diallo - contributor, C8 and The Washington Post newspaper Christophe Deloire - secretary-general, Reporters Without Borders Aurelien Mondon - associate professor of politics, University of Bath

Hate speech and misinformation in Ethiopiaas war | The Listening Post
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As Ethiopia stares down the barrel of all-out civil war, a government-imposed communications blackout is allowing hatred and disinformation to thrive. Contributors: Berhan Taye - Digital researcher Nima Elbagir - Senior international correspondent, CNN Claire Wilmot - Research officer, LSE On our radar: This week, a routine news conference in Athens turned into a shouting match between a Dutch journalist and the Greek prime minister. Meenakshi Ravi tells Richard Gizbert about the media furore that ensued. War and PiS: An attack on Polandas biggest news channel: Back from the brink, still on the air - the Polish 24-hour news channel that remains in the governmentas crosshairs. Contributors: Brygida Grysiak - Deputy editor-in-chief, TVN24 Tomasz Lis - Former anchor, TVN & editor-in-chief, Newsweek Poland ElA1/4bieta Rutkowska - Journalist, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna Beata Tadla - Former anchor, TVP & host, Onet.Pl

Climate crisis: Can journalists make the world care? | The Listening Post
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Climate change: News organisations, fossil fuel companies and audiences all need to do better on the story that could mean the end of us. Contributors: Meera Selva - deputy director of the Reuters Institute Genevieve Guenther - founder and director, End Climate Silence George Monbiot - author and columnist David Gelber - co-founder, The Years Project On our radar: A year after war broke out in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmedas government has declared a six-month state of emergency. Producer Flo Phillips joins Richard Gizbert to discuss the effect it is having on freedom of expression. The hate crimes going viral in India: Violence against Muslims, filmed by the perpetrators, is the latest ugly trend among Indiaas Hindu vigilantes. Contributors: Alishan Jafri - journalist, The Wire Hate Watch Angana Chatterji - anthropologist, University of California, Berkeley and co-editor of Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India Saba Naqvi - author of Shades of Saffron 00:00 Intro 02:15 The climate crisis 11:29 Ethiopiaas ongoing conflict 13:42 Violence against Muslims in India 23:48 End note

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