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  • H.R.831
    Reviving America's Scenic Byways Act of 2019

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  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of September 8, 2019
    H.R.1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 H.R.3289 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 S.386 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 H.R.8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 H.R.5 - Equality Act H.R.2500 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 S.66 - Assault Weapons […]

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  • 19th Annual National Book Festival Recap September 13, 2019
    On August 31, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center was packed with thousands of book lovers for the 19th Annual National Book Festival. More than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets, and children’s writers took the stage in front of a record-breaking audience. The festival featured 12 stages, including a brand new main stage, where the […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • An Interview with Kayahan Cantekin, Foreign Law Specialist September 13, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Kayahan Cantekin, a foreign law specialist covering Turkey and other Turkic-speaking jurisdictions in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background I am from Istanbul, Turkey. I was born in Texas, and my parents moved back to Turkey from the United States when I was six years […]
    Ruth Levush
  • Simon Sobeloff and Jewish Baltimore September 12, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Ryan Reft, a historian in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.  Ryan previously wrote a post for In Custodia Legis on a scholarly panel the Library hosted, Rights and Resistance: Civil Liberties during World War I.   On March 25, 1933, the Baltimore branch of the American Jewish […]
    Jim Martin
  • We’re Going to Do Something: Flight 93 National Memorial September 11, 2019
    One perfectly ordinary, sunny Tuesday morning at the end of summer, four planes headed out on trans-U.S. flights; they never made it to their intended destination. Like the attack on Pearl Harbor and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Robert F. Kennedy, every American beyond primary school age at […]
    Jennifer Davis
  • Searching the Committee Schedule: Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for September 2019 September 9, 2019
    One of the new features to Congress.gov that we have been refining this year is the Committee Schedule, which “combines announcements about future House and Senate committee meetings and hearings for the selected week.” Robert announced its launch in January.  Since then, we have added indicators for rescheduled and postponed meetings, upcoming meetings to the […]
    Andrew Weber
  • How to Label a Book – Pic of the Week September 6, 2019
    Today’s Pic of the Week is another in an occasional series featuring odd and/or outdated library equipment. We found the above-pictured object in the deep recesses of a supply cabinet.  Unfortunately as is often the case, I am the last remaining Law Library staffer to have seen or used this item. It harks from the dark […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • Constitution Day 2019 Event featuring Kannon Shanmugam: “The State of the Constitution” September 3, 2019
    Constitution Day, officially known as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” is a federal commemoration observed each year to mark the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” On September 17 2019, the Law Library will honor this day […]
    Kelly McKenna
  • The Law Library of Congress at the 19th Annual National Book Festival August 28, 2019
      This Saturday, August 31, join us for our 19th Annual National Book Festival. Starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, more than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets, and children’s writers will take the stage, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While at the festival, come visit the […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • An Interview with Breshan Bryant, Collection Services Technician August 26, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Breshan Bryant, the newest technician in the Law Library’s Collection Services Division (CSD).  We’re very happy to have her aboard. Describe your background. I was born in Mobile, Alabama, but grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland. I am the best of four siblings and the proud aunt of seven nieces […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • An Interview with Henri Barbeau, Foreign Law Intern August 22, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Henri Barbeau, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Nicolas Boring at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I am a Canadian law student at the University of Montreal, in the province of Quebec. I studied history as an undergraduate student, […]
    Kelly McKenna