2022 Year-End Roundup of U.S. and Other Legal Research Information

The U.S. mid-term elections are almost over except for the litigation from sore losers. The new Congress will be more diverse and probably more divisive. The old Congress is working on finishing up business by the end of the year, including funding the government. I’m hoping the new Congress will be able to work better together, but I am not betting on it.

The Law Library of Congress continues to post accurate and timely legal information on a variety of subjects in their In Custudio Legis blog. On November 30th Michael Chalupovitsch, a Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress, posted an in depth report on the Canadian Emergencies Act in that blog.

On November 18th, Peter Roudik, posted a blog post about a study of National Laws Regulating Net Zero Emissions. “The report is part of the Legal Reports (Publications of the Law Library of Congress) collection which contains to date more than 3,000 reports, current and historical, authored by the Law Library of Congress specialists and analysts on a variety of legal topics.”

On November 17th, Jennifer Davis posted a blog post on Hank Adams, a Native American activist and indigenous law expert. “The Law Library collects primary source law, codes, and regulations of sovereign Indigenous nations and tribes, and commentary on Indigenous law as well.”

More Law Library online U.S. law seminars will be coming up in 2023. “Our first class of the new year will provide an overview of U.S. case law research. The second webinar will be an orientation to the collections of the Law Library, with a focus on its online resources.”

Other resources available include a very useful library guide to free online sources compiled by the Franklin County, Ohio, Law Library.

I wish you all a very peaceful and happy new year.

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