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Ukraine: Two Understandings of Lustration

The following is a guest post by Peter Roudik, director of legal research at the Law Library of Congress.  He has written a number of posts for In Custodia Legis, including on “Crimean History, Status, and Referendum,” “Regulating the Winter Olympics in Russia,” “Soviet Law and the Assassination of JFK,” and the “Treaty on the […]

Baseball and the Law – Pic of the Week

I have to admit that, at the end of September, it was difficult for me to think about anything besides baseball.  The Nationals were first in their Division (no comments from Giants fans, please) and, at the last game of the season, I saw my first no-hitter. Being thus preoccupied I, figured I had to […]

Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation

I have previously written about the budget process and appropriations.  Now, I am turning to authorization legislation. In theory, process for funding the government is an orderly one in which each year the President proposes a budget; the U.S. Congress passes appropriations legislation; the enrolled bills are sent to the President for signing; and voila, government agencies […]

Found Objects: Things We Uncovered During the Move

David S. Mao, Law Librarian of Congress; Jim Martin; Margaret Wood; Aga Pukniel; and Agata Tajchert contributed to this post. Have you ever moved out of a house and found yourself lingering over objects that you had once thought lost?  Or have you ever discovered a piece of the home’s history that a previous owner left behind? […]