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  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of May 24, 2020
    H.R.6666 - COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act H.R.748 - CARES Act H.R.6800 - HEROES Act H.R.5717 - Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020 S.3548 - CARES Act H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act H.R.6497 - To authorize the President to recognize the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of […]

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  • The Lincoln Memorial – Pic of the Week May 29, 2020
    William Howard Taft was a man who held many titles in his life: president of the United States, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and most significantly for this post, chairman of the Lincoln Memorial Commission. He held this post during his tenure as president, and oversaw the planning and selection […]
    Margaret Wood
  • Pirates, Privateers, and Civil War Maritime Laws May 28, 2020
    This is a guest blog by Anna Price, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. As a remote metadata intern with the Law Library last summer, I spent quite a few hours after work reading through the Piracy Trials collection. One item in particular caught my attention: a letter from Charles P. Daly, […]
    Jennifer González
  • Domestic Violence: Resources in the United States May 27, 2020
    This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, a senior legal reference librarian with the Law Library of Congress. We recently received a question concerning resources available for victims of domestic violence. During this coronavirus pandemic we are seeing news articles about the increased reporting of domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence. According to […]
    Margaret Wood
  • Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for May of 2020, Part 2 May 26, 2020
    Earlier this month, Andrew shared the exciting news about several significant new features that had been added to Congress.gov including the new Global Search bar, the addition of Committee Prints, and translation of the Overview of Legislative Process video into Spanish. The enhancements for this month’s second release include a redesigned Congressional Record header. We have […]
    Robert Brammer
  • Law Day 2020 Event Recap: Social Movement Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment May 22, 2020
    On April 30, the Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with the American Bar Association, presented the 2020 Law Day program titled “Social Movement Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment.” The event was a moderated panel discussion, with Kimberly Atkins –senior news correspondent, WBUR-Boston and contributor, MSNBC–as the moderator. Panelists included: Martha S. Jones, Society of […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • FALQs: Islamic Religious Authority and Pakistan’s Response to COVID-19 May 21, 2020
    The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq presented a webinar on the subject matter of this post on May 21, 2020. He has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, the Law Library’s 2013 Panel Discussion […]
    Kelly Buchanan
  • Italy: A New Silk Road Between Italy and China – the Belt and Road Initiative May 20, 2020
    The following post is written by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. He has recently written for In Custodia Legis on the Italian Parliamentary Library; Spanish Legal Documents (15th to 19th Century); and Recent Legislation Enacted by Italy to Tackle COVID-19. Over a year ago, on March 23, […]
    Elin Hofverberg
  • FALQs: The Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patents in Europe May 19, 2020
    The following is a guest post by Zeynep Timocin Cantekin, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. On March 20, 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) published its decision on the constitutional complaint against the ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • An Interview with Tori Stanek, Remote Metadata Intern May 18, 2020
    Today marks the beginning of a new crop of summer interns at the Law Library. We in the Digital Resources Division have had the pleasure of working with 175 interns over the last six years, and this summer we welcome 45 more! Today’s interview is with Tori Stanek, who has worked as a remote metadata […]
    Jennifer González
  • History, Precedents, and Rule of Law May 15, 2020
    This is a guest post by Max Spitzer, the precedents editor in the Office of the Parliamentarian, House of Representatives.  On May 31, 1789, James Madison, then a member of the House of Representatives during the First Congress, wrote a letter to Edmund Randolph, who would soon after be appointed the nation’s first Attorney General. […]
    Margaret Wood