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The Loch Ness Monster, Zombies and the Law

In a post last year, I looked at some of the United Kingdom’s weird laws.  I started to research a “part two” to that post, but ended up finding so much interesting (and yes, shockingly legal) information relating to the Loch Ness monster (commonly and affectionately referred to as “Nessie”) that I decided to dedicate an entire post to her […]

The Trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  George has previously guest posted on events in Egypt and elections in Saudi Arabia. In November 2011, Seif al Islam, one of Muammar al Gaddafi’s sons, was captured in the Sahara desert and is currently imprisoned […]

A Matter of Size: Israel’s New Legislation against Too-Skinny Models

Last month, while riding the metro on my way to work, I was checking the daily news in one of the local newspapers. This particular newspaper seldom takes interest in foreign affairs, except, of course, if they concern serious matters such as nuclear threats, terrorism activities, mass murders, etc. On this occasion, the newspaper contained […]

Law Library of Congress Hosts Event, Releases Guide on Legal Translation

The following is a guest post by Constance A. Johnson, a Legal Research Analyst at the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center.  Connie is not new to In Custodia Legis; her recent contributions include Water Rights at Star Island and Human Rights Day Event: Save the Date!.  Enjoy! On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, I attended a two […]

Bebe Mom vs. Brit Mum: Manners and Junk Food

So, it seems that another publication touting the benefits of parenting in the style of another country is in the news again.  This particular book, Bringing Up Bebe, appears to have generated quite a debate.  I personally think that there are so many different parenting styles across each country that it is not possible to say that one is […]