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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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  • The Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress Opens its Doors to the Public October 11, 2019
    On October 14, 2019, the Library of Congress is holding its semi-annual Main Reading Room open house. Starting at 10:00 a.m., attendees can tour the Main Reading Room, which is usually closed to the general public for touring, and learn about many of the divisions of the Library of Congress. Representatives from the Law Library of Congress, Science, Technology & […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • An Interview with Jonathan Donovan, Library Technician October 9, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Jonathan Donovan, a library technician in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina for college. Since then, I’ve lived and worked in Delaware, Maryland, and the Philadelphia area. Growing up, my parents often took me to […]
    Kelly McKenna
  • News from the Law Library of Congress Chatbot October 8, 2019
    Have you tried the Law Library of Congress Chatbot lately? The chatbot provides answers to frequently asked legal reference questions through Facebook Messenger. You can interact with it by clicking through a series of menu options or you can type in a natural language question. The chatbot debuted in October 2017, and since that time we […]
    Robert Brammer
  • Hispanic Heritage Month On the Shelf: What’s New October 7, 2019
    Last week, Geraldine talked about the events the Library is hosting to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates Mexico’s independence day (September 16: ¡Viva Hidalgo!), and the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. With these celebrations in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the new materials […]
    Jennifer Davis
  • Law Establishing the Icelandic Supreme Court – Pic of the Week October 4, 2019
    October 6, 2019, this coming Sunday, marks the centennial of the Icelandic Law on the Supreme Court of October 6, 1919 (Lög om hæstarjett Nr. 22 af 6 okt. 1919), which provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court in Iceland. The Supreme Court replaced the National Court (Landsyfirréttur), whose decisions could be appealed to the Supreme Court of Denmark. […]
    Elin Hofverberg
  • FALQs: Article 370 and the Removal of Jammu and Kashmir’s Special Status October 3, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, India’s Regulatory Approach to Uber, and FALQ posts on Beef Bans in India and Proposals to Reform Pakistan’s Blasphemy […]
    Kelly Buchanan
  • Special Exhibition at Library of Congress To Mark 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth October 1, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Tariq has previously contributed posts on The Constitution of India – Pic of the Week,  Islamic Law in Pakistan – Global Legal Collection Highlights, India’s Regulatory Approach to Uber, Sedition Law in India, […]
    Margaret Wood
  • Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for September 2019, Part 2 September 30, 2019
    Andrew brought us the last Congress.gov update at the beginning of September. That update included the ability to search the Committee Schedule from the global “All Sources” search option, a new look for the appropriations table, and the addition of Law Library of Congress reports to the homepage. With this release, we are bringing you more […]
    Robert Brammer
  • The Library of Congress Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 26, 2019
    From September 15 to October 15, 2019 the Library of Congress is hosting a series of events celebrating Hispanic culture and heritage. Here are some of the events you can check out for Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15 – October 15 Hispanic Heritage Display – Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240) 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • Here We Go Again: Forming a Coalition Government Israeli Style September 26, 2019
    How long does it take to form an Israeli government? This in-depth blog presents the legal provisions for how and when a prime minister is selected, how a government can be formed, and when a snap-election can be called.
    Ruth Levush
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Latest News - Library of Congress

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  • Latest News: Library Receives $1M Mellon Grant for Digital Work October 4, 2019
    The Library of Congress has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) project, which will pilot ways to combine cutting edge technology and the collections of the largest library in the world, to support digital research at scale. Click here for […]
  • Latest News: Kluge Center Welcomes New Scholars October 2, 2019
    The John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress has welcomed several new scholars-in-residence to make use of the Library collections & engage in conversations addressing the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: Garth Brooks Will Receive Library's Gershwin Prize October 2, 2019
    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that country music titan Garth Brooks is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The multiple hall of famer is the youngest recipient of the prestigious prize. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: TPS Educational Grant Recipients September 30, 2019
    The Library of Congress today announced the selection of four organizations that will receive more than $1.1 million through its Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program to support the effective use of digitized primary sources in K-12 classrooms. The selected organizations will focus their efforts on creating teaching materials and professional opportunities for teachers using […]
  • Latest News: Koussevitzky Foundation Awards Commissions September 27, 2019
    The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to four composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the performing organizations that will present the world premiere performances of the newly composed works. Award winners and the groups co-sponsoring their commissions are Erin Gee […]
  • Latest News: New Crime Classics Book Series September 18, 2019
    Classic American crime novels will see new life in a new publishing collaboration between the Library of Congress and Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of Sourcebooks. The Library of Congress Crime Classics series will feature a rich and diverse selection of books originally published between the 1860s and the 1960s, the Library announced today. Titles […]
  • New Website Allows Deep Dives into Constitution September 17, 2019
    In celebration of Constitution Day, the Library of Congress is launching a new website – constitution.congress.gov – for the Constitution Annotated, the authoritative source for how the Supreme Court has interpreted the nation’s governing document over the years. With advanced search tools and a modern user-friendly interface, the new website makes the 3,000 pages of […]
  • Exhibtion on Comic Art Opens Sept. 12 September 12, 2019
    A new exhibition at the Library of Congress explores the fascinating evolution of visual storytelling styles in comic art – from panels in early newspapers to contemporary images of some of the most famous and funny characters in print. “Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages” opens Sept. 12 and will be on view […]
  • Latest News: Teacher Fellows Arrive at Library September 9, 2019
    The Library of Congress kicked off the 2019-20 school year by welcoming two teachers to its Capitol Hill campus who will work closely with the Library’s learning and innovation team to help make primary sources from the Library’s collections more accessible for teachers throughout the United States. Click here for more information.
  • Latest News: Lomax Transcription Effort Announced September 5, 2019
    From hot summer days in Mississippi to windy nights in the Caribbean, the Library of Congress’ latest crowdsourcing campaign, launched today, challenges virtual volunteers to explore folk and music traditions through the eyes and writings of one of America’s most famous 20th century folklorists, musicologists and oral historians: Alan Lomax. The new campaign — “The […]
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Upcoming Events

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  • TICKETING DATE SET: National Book Festival Presents October 15, 2019
    Mark your calendar! Ticket will be available for the November events in the new "National Book Festival Presents" series at noon ET on Monday, October 28! Join us for these special author talks: Nov. 6 – Karen Armstrong on her new book, “The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts.” Armstrong is the author of numerous […]
  • Upcoming Events: José André Trio, Nov. 7 October 11, 2019
      José André is a 14-year-old Bolivian-born, acclaimed jazz pianist and current Washington, DC resident whose playful and inspired composition bridge jazz, rock, blues, bossa nova, Latin American and world music. Click here for more information. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
  • Upcoming Events: Main Reading Room Open House Oct. 14 October 9, 2019
    Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The Main Reading Room will be open to the public on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Main Reading Room […]
  • TICKETS: Alexander McCall Smith October 8, 2019
    Tickets are now available for the next event in the new "National Book Festival Presents" series! Join us on October 24 for a book discussion with Alexander McCall Smith on "To the Land of Long-Lost Friends." In the latest book in the widely beloved "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a […]
  • Upcoming Events: Gandhi 150th Anniversary September 25, 2019
    A special display at the Library of Congress will mark the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth on Oct. 2, featuring a letter written in Gandhi’s hand, a rare copy of the Indian Constitution and other items exploring Gandhi’s influence on Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. civil rights movement. Click here for more […]
  • Upcoming Events: Events Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 25, 2019
    Hispanic Heritage Month runs between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. The Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society at the Library of Congress will host workshops, displays and readings that celebrate Hispanic identity, civilization and culture inside the Hispanic Reading Room. Click here for more information. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at […]
  • Exhibtion on Comic Art Opens Sept. 12 September 12, 2019
    A new exhibition at the Library of Congress explores the fascinating evolution of visual storytelling styles in comic art – from panels in early newspapers to contemporary images of some of the most famous and funny characters in print. “Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages” opens Sept. 12 and will be on view […]
  • Upcoming Events: Kluge Center Fall Schedule September 11, 2019
    The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress has announced its schedule of fall conversations featuring renowned scholars and authors. All events will be held in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The events are free and open to the public. However, tickets are suggested and available via Eventbrite. […]
  • BULLETIN: Tickets Available for September Series September 6, 2019
    Tickets are still available for the first three events in the new National Book Festival Presents series, to be held throughout the year at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.: Sept. 11 – Neil Patrick Harris on his new book, “The Magic Misfits.” Harris is an accomplished actor, producer, director, television host and author. […]
  • Upcoming Events: Mission Medevac September 6, 2019
    The advent of medical evacuations by air has saved the lives of countless American soldiers. From the Vietnam War to Iraq and Afghanistan, medevac aircraft and crews have provided rapid medical evacuations enabling crews to rapidly move wounded soldiers out of the front lines and into hospital facilities for treatment. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the […]
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Library of Congress Magazine (LCM)

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  • 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 […]
  • Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library November 27, 2018
    The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress depends on donations from people like you to produce exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our unique collections, experts, and services. Gifts bring the Library […]
  • Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning November 20, 2018
    This year is the second year the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 27, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Your gift supports FREE exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around […]
  • Library of Congress Magazine: A Library for Kids September 12, 2018
    The Library of Congress can be a library for kids. This back-to-school issue highlights resources for children and their teachers, kids' questions to librarians, great figures of history (as kids) and more. Click here to download the issue.
  • LCM: Baseball Nation June 29, 2018
    Library of Congress Magazine June 29, 2018 Subscribe Baseball Nation: July-August 2018 From sandlot to the major leagues, baseball remains a source of community in small towns and big cities alike. We devote our entire issue to the national pastime and our exhibition "Baseball Americana." Download the PDF of the complete issue. Visit the LCM […]
  • Library of Congress GDPR Notification May 25, 2018
    Attention subscriber to bulletin services from the Library of Congress: As you may be aware, on May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation EU (2016)/679 (GDPR) came into force in all EU member states. The GDPR applies to “personal data,” meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or […]
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