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Orin S. Kerr, Law Library Scholar-in-Residence, Testifies Before Congress and Other Guggenheim Program News

The following is a guest post by Cynthia Jordan, Senior Writer-Editor at the Law Library of Congress. Orin S. Kerr, Law Library Scholar-in-Residence for the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation Program on Demography, Technology, and Criminal Justice at the Library of Congress, has had a couple of busy weeks.  On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, he […]

W3C Government Linked Data Working Group Issues Last Call for Vocabularies

Last April, I mentioned the work of the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group (GLDWG) to provide recommendations for governments on which RDF vocabulary terms to use for common concept areas. The GLDWG has announced Last Call working drafts of three vocabularies: • Organization Ontology (ORG):  describes a core ontology for organizational structures, aimed at […]

What is your Favorite Case? Part 2

Last December, I set out to discover my law library colleagues’ favorite cases. Some responded with humorous cases and some with landmark cases that forever changed the face of law. I was unable to talk to everyone in December, so this month I resumed my efforts to discover my colleagues’ favorite cases.  Shameema Rahman, Senior […]

Our New Resources and Services Handout – Pic of the Week

We are proud to introduce our newly designed resources and services handout.  The handout provides streamlined resources and services information in a crisp layout.  You will find contact information for help with U.S., foreign and comparative law research in addition to URLs and descriptions of our various online offerings.  The PDF version includes embedded links for quick […]

Frequent Reference Question: How Many Federal Laws Are There?

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Senior Legal Research Specialist in our Public Services Division.  Shameema is a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis; her most recent post was entitled Presidential Signing Statements. At the reference desk, we are frequently asked to estimate the number of federal laws in force. However, trying to tally this […]

After the Fall of Richard the III: Vengeance and the Alteration of History

The discovery of Richard the III’s remains beneath a Leicester parking lot has spurred interest in Richard and his conqueror, Henry VII. The Battle of Bosworth which resulted in Richard’s demise was not Henry’s first attempt to overthrow Richard. An earlier uprising had been planned for October 18, 1483, but Richard had discovered the plot.[1] […]