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The Congress.gov Top 14 in 2014

I love end of the year lists.  It is nice to take a step back from the day to day or month to month and look at trends over time.  Last year I surveyed the top 13 in 2013 and decided to add another item to the list this year. This has been an eventful […]

An Interview with Brandon Fitzgerald

Today’s interview is with Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract.  Brandon does a terrific job managing a group of contractors who help keep our collections orderly and updated. Describe your background. I’m a native son of Cleveland, Ohio which for all its grit remains one of my favorite cities. After traveling […]

Constitutions of Clarendon

The Constitutions of Clarendon were issued by Henry II in 1164.  This document became the bone of contention between Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was also his former chancellor and friend, Thomas Beckett.  The quarrel between these two men eventually led to Thomas’s murder and then elevation to sainthood, as well as […]

A Magna Carta Coin – Pic of the Week

One of the keepsakes given at the Library of Congress’s pre-inaugural black-tie gala for the ongoing Magna Carta exhibition was the commemorative coin depicted below. The coin’s obverse shows the name of the exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor. Its reverse shows a reproduction of a medallion that appears on the title page of a 1774 imprint of […]

Human Rights Day Event Scheduled for February 2015

The following is guest post by Constance Johnson, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Connie is chair of the Law Library’s planning committee for Human Rights Day and has previously written or co-written a number of posts for In Custodia Legis. Today is the world’s Human Rights Day, a day proclaimed by the […]