Law Library of Congress
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Law Library Highlights
Constitution Day Event: Religious Freedom and the American Constitution
95th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Suffrage in the United States
How to Locate a Published Congressional Hearing: A Beginner’s Guide
Cooking Up a Solution to Link Rot
Reading Room Redo: New Furniture Edition
Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes in Germany
U.S. Legislative Information
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Congressional Record App
The offical record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress.
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Guide to Law Online
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In Custodia Legis - Law Library Blog
Legal commentary and recommended resources from around the world.
Global Legal Monitor
Timely news on legal developments from around the world.
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James Madison Building (Room 201)
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Training for 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Orientation to Congress.gov