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January Retrospective

In Custodia Legis had a terrific January!  We had the most page views ever in a month for the blog.  We have now posted over 400 times (have you read them all?). The month was led by a trio of posts.  Last year’s post on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tops the list.  People were also […]

Bacon and the Law Redux

Sunday (January 22) was the 451st birthday of the English philosopher and politician, Francis Bacon (1561-1626). Francis Bacon is usually remembered as the father of modern science and the founder of the empirical method of inquiry. Opinions vary on how important he was for any particular science, but he is generally held to have been […]

Impact of Class Actions on Pharmaceutical Oversight: US, Israeli and French Perspectives

A colleague recently drew my attention to the proposition that “in the United States, the specter of class-action lawsuits imposes a higher level of precaution on the part of drug makers.”  This statement was made in a newspaper article that discussed the scandal that erupted in France in connection with the prescription drug Mediator, which was […]

December Retrospective

We love it when other bloggers talk about In Custodia Legis.  A few of our posts were discussed across the legal blogosphere this month.  The Tools for My Trade? post was mentioned on the Legal Informatics Blog.  Nathan’s Laws in a Crusader State was highlighted on Dum Spiro Spero.  Hanibal’s post, Congratulations to the People Behind […]

Happy Seventeenth Birthday THOMAS!

Our little website is seventeen years old today!  Just like most teenagers it can be a little temperamental at times, but we still love our baby.  I find its history quite interesting.  Andrew’s Time Capsule and Starting Point posts provided a unique view of THOMAS when it launched on January 5, 1995.  But what happened before then? In […]

‘Twas the season to be jolly … and good … and eat lots of Christmas pudding.

The Holiday season flew by again this year.  It truly is my favourite time of the year.  When not frantically cooking or wrapping gifts, I always spend a part of my time feeling a bit homesick.  I compensate for this by watching Masterpiece Classics on PBS; although, there are only so many period dramas I can […]