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Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 – Conspiracy Against Rights

This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having […]

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RSS In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress
  • The Old Capitol Prison and the United States Supreme Court January 24, 2020
    If you walked by this building across from the United States Capitol, you would instantly recognize it as the United States Supreme Court building that was constructed to house the Court in 1935. Visitors to Washington often climb its steps and look up at the words printed on its west portico, “Equal Justice Under Law.” […]
    Robert Brammer
  • An Interview with Zeynep Timocin Cantekin, Foreign Law Intern January 23, 2020
    Today’s interview is with 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. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Istanbul, I first moved to London for law […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • Book of Law Used in the State of Johor January 22, 2020
    The following is a guest post by Dr. Joshua Kueh, the Southeast Asia reference librarian in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress. His research interests cover Malay manuscripts, and topics related to Southeast Asian history, particularly migration and trade in the 1500s to the 1800s. The Library of Congress has a small but […]
    Jennifer Davis
  • Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for January 2020, Part 2 January 21, 2020
    Earlier this month, Andrew brought us news that Congress.gov now allows for deep linking, so instead of just linking to the top page of a bill in Congress.gov, you can link to a specific section you want to share. In our second enhancement this month, we are adding sponsorship information to saved search alerts for […]
    Robert Brammer
  • From the Serial Set: 188 Years of the Law Library January 17, 2020
    The following is a guest post by Bailey DeSimone, a library technician (metadata) in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. As pre-digitization of the United States Congressional Serial Set is underway, the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library is discovering fascinating facts about American legislative history. The Serial Set is an important […]
    Stephen Mayeaux
  • George Washington Masonic National Memorial – Pic of the Week January 16, 2020
    At an impressive 333 feet, the nine-story George Washington Masonic National Memorial (GW Memorial), built on a hill in Alexandria, Virginia, can be seen from almost anywhere in Alexandria. Ever since I moved to Alexandria in 2018, I have been meaning to visit the GW Memorial, in particular the observation deck, but somehow I never got […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • The United States Supreme Court Nominations Web Archive January 15, 2020
    The Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team, is excited to announce the release of a new web archive, The United States Supreme Court Nominations Web Archive. This archive collection consists of blogs, academic articles, congressional press releases, and media articles related to the nominations of John Roberts, […]
    Robert Brammer
  • Join Us for “Perspectives on Brexit,” a Webinar on January 23rd at 2pm January 14, 2020
    The Law Library of Congress is excited to bring you a new series of webinars focused on foreign and comparative law. Our foreign legal specialists cover 267 jurisdictions around the world, providing Congress with expert advice in the form of foreign law reports as well as testimony before Congress, and we are pleased to bring their […]
    Robert Brammer
  • A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Administrative Regulations January 13, 2020
    As mentioned in my previous blog post, A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Official Online Publication of Chinese Law (Update), “legislation” governed by the Law on Legislation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China) is comprised of not only laws passed by the National People’s Congress (NPC) or its Standing Committee (NPCSC), but […]
    Laney Zhang
  • Establishment of the League of Nations – Pic of the Week January 10, 2020
    Today, January 10, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the League of Nations.  The idea of an international coalition had been discussed in the 19th century but more attention to the idea developed during World War I when organizations in the United Kingdom and the United States (the League to Enforce Peace and the […]
    Margaret Wood
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Latest News - Library of Congress

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  • Latest News: Applications for 2020 Literacy Awards January 15, 2020
    Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Library of Congress Literacy Awards from Jan. 13 to March 6. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: Reynolds New Ambassador for Young People's Literature January 13, 2020
    Jason Reynolds has been appointed as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021. The Newbery Honor recipient succeeds Jacqueline Woodson, who served as National Ambassador in 2018-2019. Reynolds is the author of 13 books for young people including his most recent, “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks,” a National […]
  • Thanks for Your Support! December 30, 2019
    Thank You! Thank you for all you do to support the nation’s Library. With new books, films, and music arriving every day, the Library of Congress is your place to discover new ideas. Whether you support us with a gift or simply by spreading the word about what we do, you help us in our […]
  • Make Your Gift Before We Close the Books on 2019! December 20, 2019
    Make Your Gift Before We Close the Books on 2019 The Library of Congress is your place to discover new ideas. Visit our new exhibitions, join us for our events and educational programs and participate in our activities that connect you with millions of people around the world. Join the community of people that helps […]
  • Latest News: Maria Strong Named Acting Register of Copyrights December 18, 2019
    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that she has appointed Maria Strong as Acting Register of Copyrights and director of the U.S. Copyright Office, effective January 5, 2020. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: New Endowment Supports NLS December 18, 2019
    The Library of Congress today announced a major endowment in support of the work of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). Established by Susan D. Diskin in honor of her late mother, the Tiby Diskin Memorial Fund will provide resources for the Library to expand its services to individuals with […]
  • Latest News: Nominations Open for FEDLINK Awards December 16, 2019
    To honor the innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, businesses, researchers, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) in the Library of Congress has opened nominations for its national awards for federal librarianship in fiscal year 2019. Click here […]
  • Latest News: Applications for Librarians-in-Residence December 12, 2019
    For the third year, the Library of Congress is announcing a Librarians-in-Residence program to offer early career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and contribute to building, stewarding and sharing the institution’s national collections.   Applications will be accepted from December 12, 2019 to January 17, 2020. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: New Rosa Parks Book December 10, 2019
    A new book from the Library of Congress reveals the civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, for the first time in print through her private manuscripts and handwritten notes. The publication with University of Georgia Press is a companion to the new exhibition of the same title, “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.” Click here for […]
  • TODAY: Ignite the Power of Ideas December 3, 2019
    Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress depends on the support of people like you for its exhibitions, programs, events and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with its unique […]
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Upcoming Events

RSS Upcoming Events – Recent Updates
  • National Book Festival Presents Winter and Spring Events January 22, 2020
    National Book Festival Presents, the new series from the Library of Congress showcasing authors, their books, and related Library treasures, will continue with a winter and spring season of events featuring Alice McDermott, Douglas Brinkley, Margaret Atwood, Nan Talese, Richard Ford, Joy Harjo and other authors. The season will kick off with “Fearless: A Tribute […]
  • Latest News: Reynolds New Ambassador for Young People's Literature January 13, 2020
    Jason Reynolds has been appointed as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021. The Newbery Honor recipient succeeds Jacqueline Woodson, who served as National Ambassador in 2018-2019. Reynolds is the author of 13 books for young people including his most recent, “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks,” a National […]
  • Thanks for Your Support! December 30, 2019
    Thank You! Thank you for all you do to support the nation’s Library. With new books, films, and music arriving every day, the Library of Congress is your place to discover new ideas. Whether you support us with a gift or simply by spreading the word about what we do, you help us in our […]
  • Make Your Gift Before We Close the Books on 2019! December 20, 2019
    Make Your Gift Before We Close the Books on 2019 The Library of Congress is your place to discover new ideas. Visit our new exhibitions, join us for our events and educational programs and participate in our activities that connect you with millions of people around the world. Join the community of people that helps […]
  • Now Available: Concerts from the Library of Congress December 11, 2019
      You can get tickets for any 2020 event that is part of Concerts from the Library of Congress. PLEASE NOTE: All films, talks and pre-concert events this year are general admission with no ticket required, unless otherwise indicated. You can still register for reminders and updates about those events, but seating will be first-come, […]
  • Upcoming Events: Concerts from the Library of Congress December 10, 2019
      Beginning at 10 a.m., you can get tickets for any 2020 event that is part of Concerts from the Library of Congress. PLEASE NOTE: All films, talks and pre-concert events this year are general admission with no ticket required, unless otherwise indicated. You can still register for reminders and updates about those events, but […]
  • WATCH LIVE - Opening Celebration of “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words” December 4, 2019
    Starting at 7 p.m EST., tonight Dec. 4, 2019.  A new Library of Congress exhibition,“Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words,” opens December 5. Celebrate Rosa Parks with us at this opening event. Hear from Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the Honorable John Lewis & others. WELCOME: Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress REMARKS: The Honorable John […]
  • TODAY: Ignite the Power of Ideas December 3, 2019
    Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress depends on the support of people like you for its exhibitions, programs, events and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with its unique […]
  • Ignite the Power of Ideas November 26, 2019
    On Tuesday, December 3, we ask you to make a gift to the Library of Congress in celebration of #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. Your gift supports exhibitions, events, programs and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with the unique collections, experts and services here at the nation’s library. […]
  • Upcoming Events: Workshops for the Holidays November 25, 2019
    Staying home for the holidays? Expecting out of town guest?  Spend time at the world's largest Library, the Library of Congress.  VISIT US DURING THE HOLIDAYS   Visitor Hours to the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building (Tours, Exhibitions, Gallery Talks) The Library of Congress is open Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Researchers […]
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Library of Congress Magazine (LCM)

RSS Library of Congress Magazine – Recent Updates
  • Thanks for Your Support! December 30, 2019
    Thank You! Thank you for all you do to support the nation’s Library. With new books, films, and music arriving every day, the Library of Congress is your place to discover new ideas. Whether you support us with a gift or simply by spreading the word about what we do, you help us in our […]
  • Make Your Gift Before We Close the Books on 2019! December 20, 2019
    Make Your Gift Before We Close the Books on 2019 The Library of Congress is your place to discover new ideas. Visit our new exhibitions, join us for our events and educational programs and participate in our activities that connect you with millions of people around the world. Join the community of people that helps […]
  • TODAY: Ignite the Power of Ideas December 3, 2019
    Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress depends on the support of people like you for its exhibitions, programs, events and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with its unique […]
  • Ignite the Power of Ideas November 26, 2019
    On Tuesday, December 3, we ask you to make a gift to the Library of Congress in celebration of #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. Your gift supports exhibitions, events, programs and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with the unique collections, experts and services here at the nation’s library. […]
  • Library of Congress Magazine: Nov-Dec Issue November 12, 2019
    The November-December issue of Library of Congress Magazine is now available as a downloadable PDF at https://www.loc.gov/lcm/. IN THIS ISSUE: The Library's collections reflect documents from an important group of innovators who, during a critical 60-year period, developed inventions that changed the course of civilization. Also, the first Christmas card, the restoration of a rare […]
  • Library of Congress Magazine: New Issue Features True Crime September 10, 2019
    In the September/October issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, crime & murder take the spotlight in this issue, featuring the Library’s more chilling collections, from Capote’s notebooks for “In Cold Blood” to the original draft of Jackson’s “Hill House” to courtroom illustrations of serial killers as they are brought to justice. Click here for […]
  • Library of Congress Magazine: New Issue Features Suffrage July 8, 2019
    In the July/August issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, Library kicks off the run-up year to the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with a powerful new exhibition displaying the history of the struggle through photos, documents and the papers of the movement’s greatest figures. Click here for more information and to […]
  • Library of Congress Magazine: March-April: The Art of Song March 8, 2019
    In this issue celebrating our Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, we look at the creative process of songwriting. Plus: Native American voices restored, the story of a slave memoir written in Arabic, and more. Click here for more information.
  • Still Time for Last-Minute Giving December 31, 2018
    The Library’s resolution for 2019 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2018! Your gift supports FREE exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our […]
  • Make a Year-End Gift to the Nation's Library December 26, 2018
    The Library’s resolution for 2019 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2018! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children to read more books and reflect on the power of books to change their lives Ignite thoughtful […]
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