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Top 10 for the First 6 Months of 2014

This year seems to be flying by.  Our team of bloggers has posted over 100 times to In Custodia Legis so far this year.  Of those 100 posts, two of the top ten most viewed have to do with time.  There is also significant interest in tracing legislation and Congress.gov.

  1. Advanced Search, Browse, and Appropriations Tables Added to Congress.gov
  2. Spring Forward, Fall back – It’s Daylight Saving Time
  3. Keeping Time in the Middle Ages – Pic of the Week
  4. How to Trace Federal Legislation – A Research Guide
  5. Nominations, Accounts, Saved Searches – Congress.gov Continues to Grow
  6. The Congress.gov Top 13 from the 113th Congress in 2013
  7. Magna Carta is Coming to the Library of Congress
  8. Crimean History, Status, and Referendum
  9. When There is a Difference Between the U.S. Code and the Statutes at Large, the Statutes at Large Controls.
  10. Our New Report Looks at Bitcoin in 40 Countries

One thing that stood out to me from the list is that there were seven different bloggers or guest bloggers who contributed.  This list illustrates the breadth of the Law Library of Congress‘s work: Congress.gov, legislative history, rare books, events, foreign law, and reference questions.

As our blog nears its fourth birthday, many posts from the In Custodia Legis vault continue to do well. Removing items posted in 2014, here are the ten most viewed posts during the last six months.

  1. Frequent Reference Question: How Many Federal Laws Are There?
  2. The Articles of Confederation: The First Constitution of the United States
  3. How to Locate Free Case Law on the Internet
  4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  5. Civil War Conscription Laws
  6. The History of the Mexican Constitution
  7. Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day?
  8. How Robin Hood Defied King John and Brought Magna Carta to Sherwood Forest.
  9. Slavery in the French Colonies: Le Code Noir (the Black Code) of 1685
  10. Legal Drafting: A Beginner’s Guide

Thanks for reading!  Was there a post you enjoyed that did not make the top ten for this year or one from our vault?  Leave a comment with the link below.

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