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Archive: May 2012 (17 Posts)

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The Chicago Legal News, Myra Bradwell and Susan B. Anthony – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Margaret Wood

The following is a guest post by James Martin, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. The Chicago Legal News has the distinction of being the first legal publication in the United States that was edited by a woman, Myra Bradwell.  In 1868, Myra submitted a prospectus for a legal newspaper for …

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The State of What?? U.S. States that Never Made the Cut

Posted by: Nathan Dorn

New Jersey was once “the Two Jerseys” (East and West). Kentucky started out as Virginia’s backyard.  Connecticut once harbored imperial dreams—claiming a Western Reserve that stretched all the way to the banks of the Mississippi. The shapes of our States have a complex and unexpected history.  It’s easy to forget that history owes a debt to …

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An Interview with Candice Townsend, Head of the Reference Section in the CALM Division, Library of Congress

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

The Collections Access, Loan and Management Division (commonly known as CALM) of the Library of Congress is responsible for “maintaining and serving the [Library’s] General Collections, while ensuring, through appropriate security and preservation measures, that the collection will be available for future generations.”  One of the many functions of CALM is managing interlibrary loans, a …

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Global Legal Monitor: April Highlights

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Our ten most popular Global Legal Monitor (GLM) articles for April covered various jurisdictions and a wide range of legal issues: citizenship and immigration; the Internet and access to information;  labor and employment; elections; and criminal justice. Here is the list of GLM articles most viewed in April in the order of their popularity: South Korea: Permanent …

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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla (aka Cinco de Mayo!) – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Francisco Macías

  Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! (And just as everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, everyone is Mexican on Cinco de Mayo.)  This year marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Mexican forces’ victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862.  (If you’re interested in reading more, see last year’s post, …

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April Retrospective

Posted by: Andrew Weber

There is still a lot of interest in the Titanic one hundred years later as Kelly’s post topped In Custodia Legis by a wide margin this month.  It was great to see many of the Library of Congress blogs post on a similar topic.  It demonstrated the breadth of knowledge throughout our wonderful institution.  In …

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Legal Curiosities: What I Am.

Posted by: Clare Feikert-Ahalt

This post is a follow up to yesterday’s post, in which we challenged you to solve a riddle.  Today we have the answer: The book we misplaced is the 1910 edition of ‘A Law Dictionary‘ by Henry Campbell Black, known now as Black’s Law Dictionary.  This title has been relied upon by many legal scholars and academics, …

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Legal Curiosities: What am I?

Posted by: Clare Feikert-Ahalt

I had an idea the other day to try and test the observational skills and knowledge of our readers, as well as highlight some of the items in the Law Library’s vast collection. I intentionally put a book on the wrong shelf.  To my librarian colleagues who came to me with heart palpitations that I …