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The Battle for Veterans Day

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”  —Patrick Henry The United States celebrates two important holidays in November. Thanksgiving springs to mind first, a day set aside to give … Continue reading

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We’re Going to Need a Bigger Cake: Military Law and the Marine Corps Birthday

Founded on November 10, 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution decreeing that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” the United States Marine Corps is the second oldest branch of the Armed Forces, founded a mere 4 months later … Continue reading

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Focus on Government Documents: CRS Reports

by Amy Spare Reports by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress are well-researched and highly respected. They cover a wide range of topics. Here are just a few examples: Supreme Court Justices: Demographic Characteristics, Professional Experience, and … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Documents: Statistics!

by Matthew Flyntz While you may think that our Government Documents collection is simply filled with Congressional hearings, budgets, and other dense, borderline-unreadable texts, there is actually some really interesting stuff down there.  For example, our government has compiled some … Continue reading

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This Year’s Winning CFR color —

One of the many Government Publications that the library receives and shelves annually is the Code of Federal Regulations.  As all law students should know, the C.F.R. contains all of the current regulations from all federal agencies, organized by subject. … Continue reading

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50 Years of the FDLP…. What’s the FDLP?

This year, the Villanova University School of Law Library will celebrate 50 years as a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program, or FDLP.  This is an exciting milestone, and we will be organizing some events in the fall to … Continue reading

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