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May Retrospective: Almost States, MLK, and Cinco de Mayo

States and Cinco de Mayo were popular choices this month when linking to In Custodia Legis and also popular with our readers.  Samford University Library’s Government Documents blog liked Nathan’s post about the states we almost had.  The Lincoln Law School of San Jose Blog noted Meg’s States in the Senate post.

The Law Librarian Blog thought Nathan’s The Mysterious Disappearance of the First Library of Congress post would make a good basis for a new National Treasure movie.  Huevos Rancheros seconded the thought.

Last year’s Cinco de Mayo post by Francisco was linked to recently on the FindLaw Blotter, by the Kickey College Library and, surprisingly, by the Apple Review Blog on the post Mexican Food App.

Also, Nicole’s popular Code Noir post was mentioned on Spiegel.

The ten most viewed posts for May 2012 are:

1. The State of What?? U.S. States that Never Made the Cut
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
3. Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day?
4. The Mysterious Disappearance of the First Library of Congress
5. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla (aka Cinco de Mayo!) – Pic of the Week
6. Legal Curiosities: What am I?
7. The History of the Mexican Constitution
8. Finalists Announced for 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
9. Eritrean Independence Day
10. Women’s Rights in Africa: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Did your favorite make the list?

The top three posts from a year ago in the May 2011 Retrospective were:

1. Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day?
2. Tattoos and Copyright in The Hangover Part II
3. Chocolate, Candy and the Law

Clare’s riddle post, Legal Curiosities: What am I?, had by far the most comments.

On our Facebook page, the most liked blog post was The Mysterious Disappearance of the First Library of Congress.  The most clicked through post from Facebook and on Twitter was The State of What?? U.S. States that Never Made the Cut.

This month, we interviewed Candice TownsendBarbara Moore, and Dan Paterson. My favorite pics from May are:

Susan B. Anthony's dedication on the first volume of the Chicago Legal News. Photograph by Kevin Long

Arch of Titus

Law Mosaic, East Corridor, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress - Annotated

There were 17 posts altogether in May:

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