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Anniversary of Thurgood Marshall’s Swearing-In to the Supreme Court

Today is the anniversary of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s swearing-in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on October 2, 1967. He was the Court’s 96th justice and the first African American to hold a seat on the Supreme Court. President Lyndon Johnson nominated the then-Solicitor General Marshall on June 13, 1967 to fill the post […]

The Palais Royal in Paris – Pics of the Week

This is a guest post by Nicolas Boring who has previously written for the blog on a variety of topics including FALQs: Freedom of Speech in France, How Sunday Came to be a Day of Rest in France, Napoleon Bonaparte and Mining Rights in France, French Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights, and co-collaborated on the post, Does the […]

Weights and Measurements

The Great British Baking Show is airing again this fall and I have to confess it is one of my favorite shows.  I love the restrained and understated manner of the participants and judges, and enjoy picking up various tips and hints for my own baking.  I am also fascinated by the British passion for […]

Magna Carta Connection in Historic Jamestown – Pic of the Week

Magna Carta has had a great influence both on the United States Constitution and on the constitutions of the various states. Sharing in Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, the Library of Congress celebrated with an exhibition and a year-long program of events. On a recent trip southeast, I stopped at Jamestown in the Colonial National Historical Park […]

Moving the Collections Back into the Renovated Law Library Reading Room- Pic of the Week

The Law Library Reading Room is preparing to move into its newly renovated space on the second floor of the Madison Building.  A big part of this project entails moving the Reading Room’s collections into our new compact shelving.  This work is done by the Collections Access, Loan and Management Division (CALM) of the Library […]