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Legal Research Reports: Responses to COVID-19 in the United States

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:21

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Responses to COVID-19 in the United States.

Read our updated report on U.S. federal, state, and local government responses to COVID-19. This report discusses the Congressional legislative response to the pandemic, a summary of responses by the executive branches of federal and state governments, and a summary of responses by local governments.

On November 19, starting at 2:00 PM EST, join Senior Foreign Law Specialist, Eduardo Soares, who will moderate a discussion alongside fellow foreign law specialists about several Law Library of Congress reports, including this one, for a new entry in the Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series titled: “Review of Recently Published Law Library Research Reports.” To register, please visit our Eventbrite page.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

 

Legal Research Reports: Civic Space Legal Framework

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 21:16

ADDENDUM: This GovDelivery notice is a correction to the one sent prior which had an incorrect title and link. 

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Civic Space Legal Framework.

This report surveys the legal framework of civic space in Brazil, Finland, Morocco, and Tunisia. Civic space protections include the right to access government information, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, the right to privacy and data protection, and freedom of the press. (Oct. 2020)

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Civil Space Legal Framework

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 22:00

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Civil Space Legal Framework.

This report surveys the legal framework of civic space in Brazil, Finland, Morocco, and Tunisia. Civic space protections include the right to access government information, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, the right to privacy and data protection, and freedom of the press. (Oct. 2020)

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Virtual Civil Trials

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 21:40

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Virtual Civil Trials.

This report surveys the law of 25 foreign jurisdictions on the availability and functioning of virtual civil hearings and/or trials, including the structure of civil court systems and arrangements made to ensure the continuation of hearings and proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report describes foreign court systems that have adopted a range of options and procedural conditions for virtual hearings and/or trials in noncriminal cases in each jurisdiction surveyed. 

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Federal and State Executive Responses to COVID-19

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 02:00

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Federal and State Executive Responses to COVID-19.

Although emergency rule-making has been used in response to previous emergent situations, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in emergency rule-making affecting every jurisdiction in the United States. The functional effects of emergency rule-making are wide-ranging and can be contentious. The nature of emergency rule-making creates difficulties for oversight at both the federal and state level. The rules and regulations enacted under the emergency framework will shape current and future generations as the United States begins to recover from COVID-19's economic and societal impacts. 

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Regulation of Wild Animals Wet Markets

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 00:35

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Regulation of Wild Animals Wet Markets. 

This report examines the regulation of “wet markets,” where wild animals or the meat of such animals can be purchased for human consumption. It covers 28 jurisdictions around the world, with a particular focus on sanitary requirements for such markets and the legality of trading in wild animals or wild meat. Wet markets and other types of local or traditional food markets exist in countries around the world and are an important source of food and livelihood for many people. However, they have also been identified as potential or likely sources of outbreaks of diseases or infections that are transmissible from animals to humans, including most recently COVID-19.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

Legal Research Reports: Civic Education Models

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 00:30

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Civic Education Models.

This report surveys the models of civic education employed by the education systems of 22 selected jurisdictions around the globe. Most of the surveyed jurisdictions have included in their curricula for Grades 1 through 12 at least one course that features civic education components. Some jurisdictions have introduced special assessment models for testing students’ civics-related skills. The surveyed jurisdictions have varying standards on the training that teachers of civic education courses must receive.

This report is one of many prepared by the Law Library of Congress. Visit the Comprehensive Index of Legal Reports page for a complete listing of reports and the Current Legal Topics page for our highlighted and newer reports. 

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