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  • S.49
    A bill to designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.

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  • Latest update on 02/19/2019
    Added Public Law number for H.J.Res. 31, Consolidated Appropriations Act 2019 and Conference Report, H.Rept. 116-9

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  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of March 17, 2019
    H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2019 H.R.1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 H.J.Res.46 - Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. S.47 - John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act H.Res.109 - Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a […]

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  • The Experimental Congress.gov Browser Extension has been Updated March 18, 2019
    The experimental Congress.gov browser extension created by Syed Tanveer has been updated so the current legislation feature now defaults to the 116th Congress. Also, the drop-down menu can now search for text that you highlight in CRS Reports, the U.S. Code, and the eCFR. The browser extension does two things. First, if you highlight a […]
    Robert Brammer
  • The Appointment of the New Chief Justice of New Zealand March 14, 2019
    On March 14, 2019, New Zealand‘s new chief justice, The Right Honourable Chief Justice Dame Helen Winkelmann GNZM, was sworn in at the Supreme Court in Wellington. She replaces Dame Sian Elias, who retired on March 13, 2019, from the role to which she was appointed in 1999. Since that time, the Supreme Court of […]
    Kelly Buchanan
  • On This Date – Establishment of the Bureau of Indian Affairs March 11, 2019
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was created by then Secretary of War John C. Calhoun on this day, March 11, in 1824. After Congress abolished government-run trading houses in 1822 (3 Stat. 679, chap 54 (1822)), Calhoun appointed Thomas L. McKenney as the first commissioner of Indian affairs in 1824, to fill the void […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day and Averil Deverell, Ireland’s First Female Barrister March 8, 2019
    In 2015, Kelly Buchanan compiled a series of posts to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with contributions from foreign law specialists, analysts, and interns at the Law Library of Congress. The final post in the series, Women and History: Lawyers and Judges, features the stories of the first women lawyers and judges from 19 different […]
    Kelly McKenna
  • Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for March of 2019 March 5, 2019
    In February, Andrew announced that the Chamber of Origin filter on search results has been moved higher on the page and is now open by default so you can quickly limit your results to measures from one chamber. So, what is new for March? New Enhancements for March 2019 Enhancement – House Bills to be […]
    Robert Brammer
  • 115 Years of Legal Education in Iceland March 4, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law expert at the Law Library of Congress. Elin is a prolific blogger and has contributed numerous posts for In Custodia Legis on a variety of legal topics, including Raoul Wallenberg – Swedish-American Collaboration in Protection of Hungarian Jews , On the Shelf – Finnish Forest and Forestry Laws, Swedish […]
    Ruth Levush
  • Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Lawyer, Educator, Suffragist February 28, 2019
    Washington, D.C. is a nexus for high achievers, accomplished folks, and never-satisfied attention-seekers. In the wash of history, some of Washington’s brighter lights get lost—especially those whose history gets lost because of intersectionality. Mary Ann Shadd Cary is a prime example; she was a polymath whose unswerving quest for equality made her less popular than […]
    Jennifer Davis
  • An Interview with Tynesha Hubbard, Administrative Assistant for the Office of External Relations February 27, 2019
    Describe your background. I was born in Washington D.C., but grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, along with my five sisters. My grandmother owned several businesses in Washington D.C.; she taught me about hard work and the importance of community. Today, I continue to support my community along with my husband in Northern Maryland, […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • Baseball and the Law Goes Hollywood February 26, 2019
    With thanks to Margaret Wood for the idea and to her and Jim Martin for some of the entries below, this post is a light-hearted look at baseball and the law in film. Let’s start with movies about cheating and gambling. First we have the obvious Eight Men Out, a 1988 film about the Black Sox […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • The Law Library of Congress to Present at the 112th Annual American Association of Law Libraries Conference in Washington, D.C. February 22, 2019
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) will hold their annual meeting and conference this year in Washington, D.C. The Law Library of Congress will participate in throughout the event as speakers in the educational program, in the exhibit hall as an exhibitor, and of course, as attendees. On Monday, July 15, there will be […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez