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Watch Senate Floor Video on Senate.gov

Last fall I blogged about where you can watch Congress online.  Now there is another place: the Senate’s website. From that site you can watch the Senate floor proceedings live, search and watch from the archive, and browse the archive by date.  The Advanced Search options include captions, all words, exact phrase, or, not, and a […]

Abolition of Slavery in Ethiopia

In my January 31, 2012 post, Ethiopian Emperors and Slavery, I briefly discussed slavery in Ethiopia and the unsuccessful attempts made by various Emperors to rid the country of the institution through the reign of Emperor Menelik II (1889-1913).  In this post I have highlighted effective measures that were put in place, mainly during Emperor […]

The President’s Budget

The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9 directs that “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.”  Each year the U.S. Congress drafts legislation to appropriate funds for the continued operation of the government during the next fiscal year.   Since 1921, this process has been […]

Interview with Judith Gaskell, former Librarian of the Supreme Court of the United States and Law Library of Congress Volunteer

This weeks’ interview is with Judith Gaskell, former Librarian of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Judy is currently volunteering at the Law Library and is working in the office next door to mine.  I couldn’t resist popping over and asking  her to do an interview for our blog.  She kindly and graciously accepted.  Please […]

January Retrospective

In Custodia Legis had a terrific January!  We had the most page views ever in a month for the blog.  We have now posted over 400 times (have you read them all?). The month was led by a trio of posts.  Last year’s post on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tops the list.  People were also […]