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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. As in other commemorative observation pages, the Law Library of Congress highlights the legal aspects of Women’s History Month on our website. The origins of Women’s History Month date back to 1981 when Congress passed […]

Online Book Requests Now Being Received

The Law Library is pleased to announce that patrons may now request items from the collection using the online Automated Call Slip (ACS) system.  Prior to March 2nd, patrons were required to fill out a paper request slip.  With the introduction of the ACS in the Law Library, we are joining the Main, Local History […]

Ireland’s Election

The following is a guest post by Steve Clarke, Senior Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Ireland employs a very complicated single transferable voting system to elect the 166 members of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas.  Under this system, in which voters rank their choices, between three and five […]

An Interview with Isabella Marques de Castilla, Leadership Development Program Fellow

This week’s interview is with Isabella Marques de Castilla, who is at the Law Library of Congress as a Fellow in the Library of Congress Leadership Development Program. Describe your background. I am a product of different customs and cultures.  I have resided in various countries including Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United […]

February Retrospective

February seems to have rushed by.  We continued to have several guest posts for In Custodia Legis this month.  They included Thirty Years Ago – The Big Move, Legal Half Time Entertainment, The Legal Ramifications of the Current Political Crisis in Egypt, and The History of the Mexican Constitution.  The guest post on Egypt was […]