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An Interview with Chayada Polpun, Foreign Law Intern

This week’s interview is with Chayada Polpun, a summer intern working in the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress. It is part of a series of interviews that introduce our summer interns to In Custodia Legis readers. You may have noticed that Chayada missed the interns’ group photo we recently published […]

Upcoming Event Will Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act of 1964

The Law Library of Congress and the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Criminal Law Section are co-hosting an event to mark a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act of 1964. This landmark legislation secured the 6th Amendment right to counsel in federal court. The event will begin with remarks by David Mao, […]

Library of Celsus – Pic of the Week

With daily posts on In Custodia Legis, it may appear that we never take a vacation.  Fortunately, the blog team is big enough that we do have the opportunity for the occasional getaway.  This leads to the old grammar school question, what did you do on your summer break?  Today’s pic of the week answers […]

July Top 10

July was a busy month! A few of us presented at the American Association of Law Libraries Conference, which resulted in several popular blog posts, including connecting with us there, the Seattle University School of Law pic, and our lessons learned.  Kelly also blogged about her visit to the Seattle Central Library. Congress.gov also had its next major update […]

The Atomic Energy Commission Sells Houses

My sister Sarah recently sent me a book about our hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico.  The book is entitled “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau” and was co-written by the Los Alamos Historical Society.  Though I regretted the book did not contain more pictures from the 1970s and 1980s when we were growing up, […]

Happy Third Birthday to In Custodia Legis

It was three years ago that I added blogger to my professional credentials when I posted, What exactly is In Custodia Legis?  In the last three years we have expanded from a team of five bloggers (Kelly, Kurt, Clare, Christine, and me) to a team of fourteen (Barbara, Robert, Kelly, Jeanine, Kurt, Nathan, Clare, Tina, […]

Law Library Summer Interns – 2013 Edition

  The Law Library was fortunate this summer to have a large group of interns working with the Global Legal Research team, Collection Services Division, and Public Services Division.  The individuals hailed from around the globe, including France, Ireland, South Africa, Afghanistan, and the United States and helped with projects that directly impacted the Library’s research, collections, […]

A Referendum on a Declaration of War?

We receive many interesting questions through the Law Library’s Ask A Librarian service, and if a patron gives us permission, we are occasionally able to share some of the highlights with you. A patron recently reported that a popular internet site claimed a Joint Resolution had been introduced in the 64th Congress that would have […]