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February Retrospective

There was a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about In Custodia Legis posts. Francisco’s History of the Mexican Constitution was mentioned and linked to in View From Casita Colibrí.  I also noticed that this same posting was tweeted about a couple of times and that it is cited on Wikipedia’s article on the Constitution […]

Presentation – Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638

The following is a guest post by Jeanine Cali, a writer for the Law Library’s Outreach Team on the upcoming presentation by Professor Katherine Aron-Beller about her new book, Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12:00 p.m., the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern […]

An Interview with Patrick Brown, Friends of the Law Library of Congress Rare Book Fellow

This week’s interview is with Patrick Brown, Friends of the Law Library of Congress Rare Book Fellow. Patrick previously participated in the Junior Fellows Program at the Library of Congress (Summer 2011) and has returned at the invitation of the Friends of the Law Library to combine work and study as the inaugural participant in […]

Global Legal Monitor: February Highlights

Interestingly, the majority of Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles that were popular in January have remained so in February.  These include articles on a Belarus law regarding accessing foreign websites; a South Korean law on dual nationality; a Denmark law on retirement age; a New Jersey Supreme Court decision regarding eye witness identification; and on […]

An Interview with Colin Hess, GIS Intern at the Law Library of Congress

This is an interview with Colin Hess, currently an intern at the Law Library of Congress Information Technology Office providing Geographic Information System support. Describe your background I am from Chesterfield, Virginia and am a senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia (UMW).  I am a Geography major, with a concentration on […]

Orphan Works and Fair Use in a Digital Age

The following is a guest post by Matthew Braun, Legal Reference Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. On December 12, 2011, the Copyright Clearance Center, a global broker for copyrighted material, presented a program titled Orphan Works and Fair Use in the Digital Age.  This program featured separate question and answer sessions with Maria Pallante, […]

Visitez le Parlement du Canada – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Megan Lulofs, a Legal Information Analyst in the Public Services Division. This week’s pic comes from our northern counterparts, the Library of Parliament (or Bibliothèque du Parlement) of Canada in Ottawa, ON. I visited Ottawa earlier this month for their annual Winterlude festival, and to go ice skating on the Rideau Canal (an UNESCO World Heritage […]