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The Capitol Building from the Catbird Seat – Pic of the Week

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The following guest post is by Andrew Weber, a legislative information systems manager at the Library of Congress. It is cross posted on the Law Library’s blog, In Custodia Legis.

Earlier this week, I made a trip to the attic of the Thomas Jefferson Building to see the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress and meet with Brock Thompson (who has previously helped edit this blog) and Robert Casper. The center is perched high on Capitol Hill and provides a great view of the Capitol Building and even a glimpse of the Supreme Court.capitol-building-from-the-catbird-seat

The view is inspiring and a reminder of our mission to serve Congress. Just like the reference in the U.S. Code (2 U.S.C. 138) that keeps the Law Library open when Congress is in session, there is the section (2 U.S.C. 177) that specifically details the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.

The Poet Laureat's Desk
The Poet Laureate’s Desk
Poetry and Literature Center
Poetry and Literature Center

The Poetry and Literature Center also has a blog, From the Catbird Seat. You can learn more about it in Rob’s initial post.

This isn’t the first time poetry has been discussed on In Custodia Legis. Francisco blogged about Sonnets at the End of the Reign of H.I.M. Don Agustín I of Mexico that appeared in the imperial gazette. Do you have any favorite examples of poetry intersecting with law?

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