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A Duel with Rifles

Several years ago, I came across a reference in the Congressional Globe to some sort of crime which seemed to have been committed by a member of Congress.  I was intrigued and being an avid mystery reader, wanted to discover who had done what to whom! The entry which originally caught my eye appeared on […]

European Union Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Theresa Papademetriou who is the Law Library of Congress Senior Foreign Law Specialist for the European Union, Greece, and Cyprus. Theresa has previously blogged on “European Union: Where is the Beef?“, on “New Greek Regulation Designed to Fight Tax Evasion Problem: Will it Work?” and on “The Cyprus Banking Crisis and […]

Burlamaqui, Leibniz and The Pursuit of Happiness – Pic of the Week

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The political right to pursue happiness is one of the truly unique contributions of the Declaration of Independence.  Today’s pic of […]

A New Look for the Legal Blawg Archive

The following is a guest post by Matthew Braun, Senior Legal Research Specialist at the Law Library of Congress.  Matt has posted to the blog previously: most recently Taking the Reference Desk on the Road and Orphan Works and Fair Use in a Digital Age. For more than six years, the Law Library of Congress has been […]

The True Portraiture of Judge Littleton – Pic of the Week

At a recent public event, I presented a display of books from the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection including this unusually printed 1591 edition of Littleton’s Tenures.  One of the attractive features of the book is that it contains two very nice engravings that were bound into it ahead of the title page.  The engravings, […]

Laws of the Russian Federation – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, Director of  Global Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress.  Peter has previously contributed various posts to In Custodia Legis, including on the Pittsburgh Agreement, the ASIL Annual Meeting, Russia’s immigration policies and the U.S. Trade Act, and the Treaty on the Creation of the […]