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Our National Bird – Pic of the Week

Like millions of Americans, I spent yesterday baking and eating all sorts of food which is traditional to Thanksgiving.  I have always loved the cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes, I enjoy the pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream, but for me the pièce de résistance is the turkey.  However, if Congress had heeded Benjamin […]

Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit–Pic of the Week

As a member of the Legislative and External Relations Office in the Law Library of Congress, I have the exciting opportunity to plan public events that celebrate law related observances such as Law Day and Constitution Day. I also have the pleasure of coordinating program visits for legal professionals and students from all over the world who want […]

The Indiana State House – Pic of the Week

On a trip back home to Indiana, I stopped in at the Indiana State House. I always enjoy visiting buildings with a dome (the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress Jefferson Building, and the Hoosier Dome), so it is no surprise that I think the Indiana State House is a beautiful building. The Indiana Supreme […]

Eastern State Penitentiary – Pics of the Week

On a recent trip to Philadelphia, I stopped at the Eastern State Penitentiary. Opened in 1829, this was the most famous and expensive prison of its time.  Tourists and researchers came from around the world to study this innovative prison system, including Alexis de Tocqueville and Charles Dickens. Eastern State Penitentiary was famous because it […]

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 […]