Law Day 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law Now: A Global Perspective (April 29th at 3:30 p.m. EDT)

The Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association's Law Day 2021 free, streaming program will explore the rule of law from an international perspective; specifically, how the United States contributes to global understandings of the rule of law, including through funding of rule of law projects, championing rule of law principles in international entities and settings, and cultivating an image as a rule of law country both at home and abroad. The panel will be moderated by Executive Director of the World Justice Project Elizabeth Andersen. She will be joined by Former Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia and Former Ambassador for Georgia to the United States Temuri Yakobashvili, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Ashley Quarcoo, and Law Library of Congress Senior Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley. We hope you can join us.

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ABA Day 2021: Recent Additions to the Law Library of Congress Rare Books Collection

Law Library of Congress Rare Book Curator Nathan Dorn displays a selection of new additions to the rare book collection of the Law Library of Congress.

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Expanding Democracy: Women of Color in the Suffrage Movement

The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 did not guarantee full voting rights for all women. The long-fought struggle for the right to vote for Indigenous/Native, Black/African, Latina, and Asian American suffragists continued beyond 1920. Today, an ongoing struggle for voting inclusivity continues with a clarion call to take on present-day voter suppression.

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Learn More: Latina American - Adelina Otero-Warren

"100 Years after the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future"

2020 ABA/Law Library of Congress Law Day Program

Social Movement Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment

On April 30, 2020, the ABA and the Law Library of Congress jointly hosted a Law Day virtual program, Social Movement Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment. Kimberly Adams moderated a panel discussion featuring Martha S. Jones, Thomas Saenz and Julie Suk.

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Mayflower Compact : 400th Anniversary to be Celebrated in 2022

"Join In: The American Pursuit of Civil Society"

In 2022, the Law Library of Congress & the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress plan to mark the historic 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. Signed in 1620, the Mayflower Compact set a governing framework for the colonists. The Law Library plans to host a new permanent exhibit with the theme of membership and society building.; and the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress plans to launch a new traveling exhibit. that will complement the LLC's permanent exhibit. The LLC & Standing Committee also plan to co-host- a series of educational programs. Stay Tuned for More Information.

ABA Day 2021 | Washington, DC | April 20-22, 2021

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