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Detail from the 1215 King John Magna Carta of Lincoln Cathedral For those interested in legal history, the Library of Congress will exhibit one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta, the great charter of rights and liberties, from Nov. 6, 2014, through Jan. 19, 2015. The exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna […]

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The Library of Congress is archiving legal blogs. Check out the online archive. It is an ongoing archive of legal blawgs for the period of March 1, 2007 to present.   The Legal Blawgs Web Archive is a selective collection of authoritative sites (associated with American Bar Association approved law schools, research institutes, think tanks, […]

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Congress.gov, currently in its beta version, is the new portal bringing you the United States Legislative Information. [It] contains legislation from the 107th Congress (2001) to the present, member profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present, and some member profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947 to 1972). According to Congress.gov, […]

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Few people know that John Wilkes Booth was involved in an incident at President Lincoln’s second inauguration in March of 1865.  It was seen as a mere scuffle in the crowd at the time, but gained added significance when six weeks later Booth assassinated Lincoln.  The story is told in a letter written by Benjamin […]

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On July 14, 1832, the 22nd Congress passed Chapter 221, An Act to Increase and Improve the Law Department of the Library of Congress, bringing the Law Library of Congress into existence.  To celebrate its 180th anniversary, the Law Library staff saluted the three pillars of the  organization – the collections, the expertise, and the […]

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“In Custodia Legis,” the blog of the Law Librarians of Congress, has just published the second installment of its “Glimpse of Law Series,” written by Donna Sokol, special assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress.  The series tours the Library of Congress Jefferson Building, exploring themes of law in its art and architecture. The first […]

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The 111th and 112th legislative information available on THOMAS, a database from the Library of Congress, has been added to the basic search on the governmental website, science.gov.  Read the full release. By including THOMAS in your search, you will be guided to the “Bill Summary & Status” containing information about bills and amendments on your topic. […]

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A press release from April 14, 2010, announced that the Library of Congress acquired the entire archives of Twitter tweets. Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter social media service? Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress.That’s right. Every public tweet, ever, since […]

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Via the Law Library of Congress, News and Events, the Law Library of Congress can now be found on YouTube and iTunes. The Law and the Library play list is available here. To find videos in iTunes, search Law Library of Congress and select the “Law and the Library” iTunes series, which is available here. […]

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With a little bit of a delay, the December 24, 2009 press release announced that Library of Congress has put thousands of historic books online. Washington — Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part of the first-ever mass […]

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