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We’re a Week Old!

It was an exciting first week for our new blog, In Custodia Legis! I want to thank everyone for stopping by and visiting us. I’d also like to thank the following blogs that took the time to highlight our arrival: Resource Shelf Et Seq. (Harvard Law School Library Blog) LexisNexis Government Info Pro Blog WisBlawg […]

Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman in the Law Library

Collection Services was fortunate enough to get four summer interns as part of the Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program.  For the Law Library, this meant dedicating ten weeks to processing two donated collections: books from the State Department and legal gazettes formerly housed in the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjöld Library.  While both projects were […]

Top Weekly Bills in THOMAS

Since the January enhancements to THOMAS, I’ve been looking at the statistics on user searches and creating a list of the most searched legislation.   Health care legislation has dominated the list since then, jumping around but always somewhere within the top ten. The current top ten includes: H.R. 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act […]

Monitoring Legal News Around the World

Following on from my previous post, another part of what we do is write articles for the Law Library’s Global Legal Monitor: The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official […]

Tales of Al Capone’s Jury

A few weeks ago my mother asked me to research a bit of family lore. Like a good daughter sometimes does, I forgot. But then! Then I saw the exact same question in our “Ask A Librarian” service! (For background, patrons may send a question through the Library of Congress “Ask A Librarian” service. These […]

What Exactly is In Custodia Legis?

In Custodia Legis is Latin for in the custody of the law.  One role of the Law Library of Congress is to be a custodian of law and legislation.  As part of this, our team of bloggers covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective […]