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“Bills To Be Considered on the House Floor” Repository

The following is a guest post by Kimberly Ferguson, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management in the Library of Congress. You can now access “Bills To Be Considered on the House Floor” – a new digital repository from the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. “Bills To Be Considered on the House Floor” provides access […]

Impact of Class Actions on Pharmaceutical Oversight: US, Israeli and French Perspectives

A colleague recently drew my attention to the proposition that “in the United States, the specter of class-action lawsuits imposes a higher level of precaution on the part of drug makers.”  This statement was made in a newspaper article that discussed the scandal that erupted in France in connection with the prescription drug Mediator, which was […]

The Perils of Widowhood

As part of my daily duties on the Global Legal Research team at the Law Library of Congress, I recently had to look into the issue of gender-based violence in Kenya and South Africa.  In the course of this exercise, I noticed that despite various law reform initiatives to strengthen laws designed to prevent certain […]

An Interview with Ken Sigmund, Library Technician

This week’s interview is with Richard “Ken” Sigmund, a Library Technician for Inventory and Physical Control in our Collection Services Division. Describe your background. I am a native Marylander.  Baltimore is my hometown and I have also lived in Silver Spring, Lexington Park, and Prince George’s County.  I recently moved into Washington, DC but I […]

December Retrospective

We love it when other bloggers talk about In Custodia Legis.  A few of our posts were discussed across the legal blogosphere this month.  The Tools for My Trade? post was mentioned on the Legal Informatics Blog.  Nathan’s Laws in a Crusader State was highlighted on Dum Spiro Spero.  Hanibal’s post, Congratulations to the People Behind […]