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A Matter of Size: Israel’s New Legislation against Too-Skinny Models

Last month, while riding the metro on my way to work, I was checking the daily news in one of the local newspapers. This particular newspaper seldom takes interest in foreign affairs, except, of course, if they concern serious matters such as nuclear threats, terrorism activities, mass murders, etc. On this occasion, the newspaper contained […]

Law Library of Congress Hosts Event, Releases Guide on Legal Translation

The following is a guest post by Constance A. Johnson, a Legal Research Analyst at the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center.  Connie is not new to In Custodia Legis; her recent contributions include Water Rights at Star Island and Human Rights Day Event: Save the Date!.  Enjoy! On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, I attended a two […]

Career Development Program Graduation – Pic of the Week

Congratulations to Barbara Moore and Agata Tajchert, recent graduates of the Library of Congress Career Development Program. The following is a guest post by Agata, Law Library Technician in our Collection Services Division, about her experience. This past Wednesday, April 4th, nineteen of my classmates and I graduated from the Career Development Program, Group 10. […]

March Retrospective

This month we welcomed both Tina and Jeanine to what we affectionately refer to as our blog team.  Tina wasted little time in claiming the top spot with her post A Law Classification Scheme as Linked Data?. Her post was also mentioned on the Legal Informatics Blog, Infodocket, and the Law Librarian Blog.  Jeanine’s first post as an official […]

Bebe Mom vs. Brit Mum: Manners and Junk Food

So, it seems that another publication touting the benefits of parenting in the style of another country is in the news again.  This particular book, Bringing Up Bebe, appears to have generated quite a debate.  I personally think that there are so many different parenting styles across each country that it is not possible to say that one is […]

Myra Bradwell

The following is a guest post by Jim Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The city of Chicago has produced many leaders in the American bar.  Among one of the most influential attorneys from Chicago was Myra Bradwell, a prominent social reformer from the later third of the 19th century.  […]

Language is…the instrument of domination and liberation

                  “Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.”—Angela Carter The following blog post was prepared in collaboration with Gustavo Guerra, Senior Foreign Law Specialist in the Global Legal Research Center (GLRC) at the Law Library of Congress. As March […]