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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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  • Finland’s Independence Day and the Finnish Constitution of 1919 December 6, 2019
    December 6, 1919, was the first year Finland celebrated its Declaration of Independence with a national holiday. That same year it also adopted the Constitution of 1919 officially making Finland a Republic with K.J. Stahlberg as its first president. This post describes the Constitution of 1919.
    Elin Hofverberg
  • An Interview with Aslihan Bulut – Deputy Law Librarian For Collections December 4, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Aslihan Bulut, our new deputy law librarian for collections.  Aslihan now heads up the Global Legal Collections Directorate of the Law Library. Describe your background. I am 1.5 generation (1.5G) Turkish-American, meaning I immigrated to the United States as an adolescent.  I credit learning English to my discovery of the neighborhood […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • The Home of General Gates & the Plot to Remove Washington as Commander In Chief – Pic of the Week December 3, 2019
    This is the home of Continental Army General Horatio Gates, which is located in downtown York, Pennsylvania. The structure to the left is a colonial-era tavern. In what is now referred to as the “Conway Cabal,” Gates was championed by General Thomas Conway as a replacement for George Washington as commander in chief following Gates’ […]
    Robert Brammer
  • 10th Anniversary of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights December 2, 2019
    This blog post discusses the history and the legal status of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.
    Jenny Gesley
  • An Interview with Bailey DeSimone, Library Technician (Metadata) November 27, 2019
    Today’s interview is with Bailey DeSimone, a Library Technician (Metadata) in the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. What is your academic/professional history? I received my bachelor’s degrees in history and global studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From my second week of classes as a first-year to my final […]
    Stephen Mayeaux
  • New Report Examines Legal Status of Military Draft and Enforcement in Israel November 26, 2019
    Israel has gone through two national elections in 2019: the first on April 9, 2019, and the second merely five and a half months later on September 17, 2019. To date, no government has been formed and there is a possibility that a third election will take place. I have previously blogged about this unprecedented […]
    Ruth Levush
  • Construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal November 25, 2019
    One of our contractors, Jeremy Gainey, found a random volume of the Laws of the Corporation of the City of Washington passed by the first-[sixty-eighth] Council in the stacks. The book in question is from the Twenty-Sixth Council held in 1828-1829. Anyone who reads this blog regularly may recall that I really enjoy looking though […]
    Betty Lupinacci
  • Human Rights Day Panel Discussion: The Impact of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Today November 22, 2019
    On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Law Library of Congress will commemorate Human Rights Day with a discussion on the women’s suffrage movement and how it impacts women’s rights today. Each year the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day with a panel discussion focusing on the understanding and recognition of a critical social, […]
    Tynesha Hubbard
  • Chief Standing Bear and His Landmark Civil Rights Case November 21, 2019
    The National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol has a number of statues of indigenous Americans—Will Rogers, Kamehameha I, Washakie, Po’pay, Sequoyah, Sakakawea, and the newest—Chief Standing Bear, just donated to the hall by Nebraska and installed in September 2019. If a legal scholar wanted to study an inspiring legal figure for Native American […]
    Jennifer Davis
  • 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child November 20, 2019
    Nov. 20, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child. This posts includes online resources connected to Children's Rights.
    Elin Hofverberg
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Latest News - Library of Congress

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  • 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. […]
  • Latest News: Library to House AIDS Quilt Archives November 20, 2019
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today announced that the National AIDS Memorial will become the new caretaker of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and NAMES Project programs. As part of the transition, the NAMES Project and the National AIDS Memorial have agreed to jointly gift care and stewardship of The Quilt’s archival collections to the […]
  • Latest News: 2019 Holland Prize Winner November 19, 2019
    Top prize drawing by architectural team at Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., led by Christopher Howard. Features the Old Dominion Bank Building, now known as the Athenaeum, built in 1851 in Alexandria, Virginia.   The Library of Congress and the National Park Service (NPS) announced today that the 2019 Leicester B. Holland Prize […]
  • Latest News: 2020 Innovators in Residence November 18, 2019
    The Library of Congress today announced the arrival of its 2020 Innovators in Residence, who will break new ground at the intersections of technology and hip hop, historic newspapers and classic illustrations. Established in 2017 to invite creative people to develop research concepts and projects that connect the American people with the Library’s vast collections, […]
  • Latest News: "L.A. Murals" Exhibition Documents Street Art through Photography November 15, 2019
    Caption: "L.A. Murals," a new photography exhibition from the Library of Congress, is on view at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles through September 2020. “L.A. Murals,” a new photography exhibition from the Library of Congress, documents murals painted on the streets of Los Angeles, an epicenter of the world’s street art scene. Click […]
  • Latest News: New History of Pre- and Post-Columbian Art November 12, 2019
    A new book explores the history of the early Americas — a story of before and after, defined and divided by the pivotal moment of contact, in 1492, between Europeans and the indigenous cultures of the New World — told through the collection of early American treasures in the Library of Congress. On the European […]
  • Latest News: 2020 Junior Fellows Program November 12, 2019
    The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2020 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. This is a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the work done at the largest library in the world.  For more information or to apply for the program, visit https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/. The deadline to […]
  • Latest News: Newly Digitized Veterans History Project Collection Showcasing Veteran Artists November 12, 2019
      Researchers, veterans and their families now have access to “Veterans and the Arts,” an online “Experiencing War” website feature highlighting the stories of veterans who pursued the arts during their post-military lives. Click here for more information.
  • Rosa Parks Exhibition Opens Dec. 5 November 5, 2019
    Rosa Parks, the civil rights icon made famous for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in December 1955, is often mischaracterized as a quiet seamstress, with little attention paid to her full life story. A new Library of Congress exhibition, “Rosa Parks: In […]
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  • 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 […]
  • Happening Today- Andrea Warren and her book “Enemy Child” November 19, 2019
    The 10th annual Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Program will feature award-winning writer Andrea Warren and her book “Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II” (Holiday House). Click here for more information. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 […]
  • Upcoming Events: REMINDER- Andrea Warren and her book “Enemy Child," Nov. 19 November 16, 2019
    The 10th annual Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Program will feature award-winning writer Andrea Warren and her book “Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II” (Holiday House). Click here for more information. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 […]
  • Upcoming Events: Andrea Warren and her book “Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta" November 14, 2019
    The 10th annual Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Program will feature award-winning writer Andrea Warren and her book “Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II” (Holiday House). Click here for more information. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 […]
  • Upcoming Events: Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum for the 2019 2019 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence November 13, 2019
    The Law Library of Congress will present a conversation with philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum for the 2019 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence. Click here for more information. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
  • Upcoming Events: LIVE NOW- GIS Day 2019 November 13, 2019
    Join us as we celebrate GIS (Geographic Information Science) Day TODAY with an all-day series of talks on the use of GIS technology and 3D mapping in cultural heritage preservation and disaster response. Click here for more information. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
  • Upcoming Events: National Book Festival Presents November 6, 2019
        Do you love to read? Whatever your favorite subject, the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival Presents series has something for you. Coming this week and next, are three authors who write about three very different subjects: world history, children’s books, and fiction. These programs are all free and open to the public. […]
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Library of Congress Magazine (LCM)

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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
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