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Legislative Status Steps – Pic of the Week

Sometimes the legislative process is a little more confusing than I’m Just a Bill.  As Margaret mentioned in The Curious History of the 2011 Debt Ceiling Legislation earlier this week, sometimes the legislative process takes interesting turns.  Christine also blogged about the unique situation of vehicle bills.  The poster below details the various status steps […]

Twitter on THOMAS

Today we launched another update to THOMAS: our @THOMASdotgov Twitter feed is now dynamically updating on the homepage in the right column.  It is just below the Weekly Top Five.  Did you know if you hover over any item in the top five you can see the title?  One of our goals with the Twitter […]

New United States Code Website from House Law Revision Counsel

There are multiple ways to view the United States Code online, including the Cornell Legal Information Institute, FDsys, and the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives. In fact, you can find a link in THOMAS to the Office of the Law Revision Counsel site for the U.S. Code (on […]

Lessons Learned from AALL

Last week I had the pleasure to present at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia with Christine, Tammie, and Bob.  Ours was one of several presentations by staff from the Library of Congress.  It was my first time to attend the conference, and it was a great way to learn more […]

July Retrospective

Kelly’s Inspiring Story of Nelson Mandela inspired a lot of views and was one of our top posts so far.  If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead… I can wait. We also learned the answer to “What lets you search for laws passed by Congress?” when THOMAS was on Jeopardy. Our intern, Bacilio, was […]

The Inspiring Story of Nelson Mandela

Today, July 18, is Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday and the second annual Nelson Mandela International Day.  This day was officially observed for the first time last year following the adoption of a resolution by the U.N. General Assembly on November 10, 2009.  The resolution acknowledged “Nelson Mandela’s contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and […]

What is THOMAS.gov on Jeopardy?

This government website was mentioned in the Library of Congress category during the recent Jeopardy! Kids Week. It’s always fun when someone you know references your work.  And it’s definitely rather cool when it is referenced on TV.  One of my colleagues, Tammie, received an email from a friend that said: Jeopardy just had a […]

June Retrospective

Thanks for visiting In Custodia Legis in June!  Our page views went up from May, our email subscribers surpassed 14,500, and we posted our 250th item.  Christine talked about Congressional apps for a variety of mobile devices, which was our most popular post.  I blogged about our latest tweaks to THOMAS.  Somehow we even managed […]