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  • S.1196
    A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, as the "Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building".

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  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of October 20, 2019
    H.R.3289 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 H.J.Res.77 - Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria. H.R.1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 S.386 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 S.1838 - Hong […]

RSS In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress (Congress.Gov)

  • Library of Congress and U.S. Government Publishing Office Digitizing U.S. Congressional Serial Set October 22, 2019
    The Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with the U.S. Government Publishing Office, has started a large multi-year effort to digitize and make accessible volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set dating back to the first volume published in 1817. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is an official, bound collection of reports and documents of […]
    Donna Sokol
  • Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for October 2019 October 21, 2019
    Robert brought us the last Congress.gov update in late September.  That update included new enhancements to the Congressional Committee Schedule page.  Legislation pages now link an associated committee’s meeting pages from the overview box. In response to user requests, the weekly Committee Schedule now has a compact/expanded view option. Chamber of Origin, House, Senate, and Joint […]
    Margaret Wood
  • Erskine May – Pic of the Week October 18, 2019
    Last month I listened to oral arguments of two cases being appealed before the U.K.’s Supreme Court.  The cases, one an appeal from England and Wales and the other an appeal from Scotland,dealt with the U.K. prime minister’s August 2019 decision regarding the prorogation of Parliament. I noticed that the lawyers presenting the cases referred on several […]
    Margaret Wood
  • Research Guides In Focus – U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs October 17, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. This edition of Research Guides In Focus covers another frequently-accessed Law Library guide – U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs. I regularly direct patrons to this guide, and rely on it for quick answers to Supreme […]
    Barbara Bavis
  • An Interview with Peter Quinn, Writer-Editor October 16, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Peter Quinn, a Writer-Editor in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in New York City but spent most of my childhood on the south shore of Long Island in the village of Bellport. It’s a waterfront community that survives on revenue from […]
    Tynesha Hubbard
  • The Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress Opens its Doors to the Public October 11, 2019
    On October 14, 2019, the Library of Congress is holding its semi-annual Main Reading Room open house. Starting at 10:00 a.m., attendees can tour the Main Reading Room, which is usually closed to the general public for touring, and learn about many of the divisions of the Library of Congress. Representatives from the Law Library of Congress, Science, Technology & […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • An Interview with Jonathan Donovan, Library Technician October 9, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Jonathan Donovan, a library technician in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina for college. Since then, I’ve lived and worked in Delaware, Maryland, and the Philadelphia area. Growing up, my parents often took me to […]
    Kelly McKenna
  • News from the Law Library of Congress Chatbot October 8, 2019
    Have you tried the Law Library of Congress Chatbot lately? The chatbot provides answers to frequently asked legal reference questions through Facebook Messenger. You can interact with it by clicking through a series of menu options or you can type in a natural language question. The chatbot debuted in October 2017, and since that time we […]
    Robert Brammer
  • Hispanic Heritage Month On the Shelf: What’s New October 7, 2019
    Last week, Geraldine talked about the events the Library is hosting to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates Mexico’s independence day (September 16: ¡Viva Hidalgo!), and the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. With these celebrations in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the new materials […]
    Jennifer Davis
  • Law Establishing the Icelandic Supreme Court – Pic of the Week October 4, 2019
    October 6, 2019, this coming Sunday, marks the centennial of the Icelandic Law on the Supreme Court of October 6, 1919 (Lög om hæstarjett Nr. 22 af 6 okt. 1919), which provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court in Iceland. The Supreme Court replaced the National Court (Landsyfirréttur), whose decisions could be appealed to the Supreme Court of Denmark. […]
    Elin Hofverberg