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  • The Experimental Congress.gov Browser Extension has been Updated
    by Robert Brammer on March 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    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 […]

  • The Appointment of the New Chief Justice of New Zealand
    by Kelly Buchanan on March 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    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 […]

  • On This Date – Establishment of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    by Betty Lupinacci on March 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    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 […]

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day and Averil Deverell, Ireland’s First Female Barrister
    by Kelly McKenna on March 8, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    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 […]

  • Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for March of 2019
    by Robert Brammer on March 5, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    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 […]

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