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Law Library to Host Former U.S. Representative Patricia Schroeder in Honor of Women’s History Month

The  National Women’s History Project has chosen “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment” as the 2014 theme for  National Women’s History Month in order to honor the extraordinary determination and tenacity of women. In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the Law Library of Congress will welcome former Representative Patricia Schroeder […]

Mexico’s Constitution and Its Square, the Zócalo

Today, I return to blogging for In Custodia Legis after a considerable hiatus.  That gap came from being involved in other projects, among these the Library of Congress Leadership Development Program and the coordination of the Library’s recent Celebration of Mexico and tribute to the Living Legend Award Winner, Dr. Miguel León-Portilla. In keeping with Mexican and Spanish […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be observed as a federal holiday this year on Monday, January 20.  Christine wrote about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day back in 2011.  That post remains one of the most-visited pages on our blog.  Recently, Jeanine interviewed Chuck Verrill, who was present at the March on Washington in […]

The Law Library Marks Humans Rights Day with a Discussion of Refugee Rights

This post was co-authored with Constance A. Johnson, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Connie is chair of the Law Library’s planning committee for Human Rights Day and has previously blogged about Law Relating to Refugee Rights – Global Legal Collection Highlights, Law and Longitude, Water Rights at Star Island, and our Guide on Legal […]

Law Relating to Refugee Rights – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Connie Johnson, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  It is part of our Global Legal Collection Highlights series, in which we publish posts about materials in the Law Library’s collection related to particular topics or jurisdictions. December 10 was international Human Rights Day.  […]

Human Rights Day Display – Pic of the Week

In honor of Human Rights Day, Barbara and Robert prepared a display in the Law Library Reading Room to coincide with our panel discussion on refugee rights which was set for December 10th.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature, in the form of ice and snow, closed the federal government in the DC metropolitan area for the day.  The good news […]

Human Rights Day Program Will Focus on Refugee Rights

Each year the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day with a panel discussion focusing on an aspect of human rights. This year’s program will focus on refugee rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted and proclaimed in Paris, France, on December 10, 1948.  The UDHR was designed to provide a […]

Join Us on November 21 for a Discussion of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

The Law Library of Congress will host a program on America’s favorite ghost story – Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  on Thursday, November 21.    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, listed as one of the Books that Shaped America by the Library of Congress, was first written by Irving in his collection of essays and short stories, […]

Orin Kerr’s Presentation on the Next Generation Privacy Act

The following is a guest post by Cynthia Jordan, Senior Writer-Editor at the Law Library of Congress. On Monday, September 30, 2013, the Law Library of Congress presented the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice program at the Library of Congress.  The lecture, titled “The Next Generation Privacy Act,” […]

Nobel Prize Winner Amartya Sen to Deliver the 2013 Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

The Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence presents the most distinguished contributors to international jurisprudence, judged through writings, reputation, and broad and continuing influence on contemporary legal scholarship. The series has been generously endowed by Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg. This year’s speaker is Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate, Thomas W. Lamont Professor at Harvard University […]