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In Custodia Legis Inducted into ABA Journal Blawg Hall of Fame

Editors of the ABA Journal have selected the Law Library’s In Custodia Legis blog as an inductee to its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame for 2018.  The Hall of Fame features the very best law blogs, known for their untiring ability to craft high-quality, engaging posts sometimes on a daily basis.

If you’ve been following our blog over the past few years, you might remember that ABA Journal included us on their annual Web 100 lists for 2014, 2015, and 2016.  We are delighted and honored to make it into the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame!

ABA Journal Web 100 Hall of Fame. Image courtesy of ABA Journal.

ABA Journal Web 100 Hall of Fame. Image courtesy of ABA Journal.

“The web is a constantly evolving space, and we enjoy shining a light on new and useful blogs, tools and people for legal professionals to follow,” Editor and Publisher Molly McDonough said. “We started this project as the Blawg 100 in 2007, but over the years have broadened the scope to include podcasts and social media. This year, we added a category to explore tools that have practical applications for your day-to-day life as a lawyer. We hope the Web 100 provides readers with entertainment, engagement and a way to keep abreast of the newest developments in the legal industry.”

Over the years, the Law Library’s blog team has grown from a small group of five pioneering law librarians to now 19 active bloggers and editors.  Like our colleagues who contribute to their respective Library division’s blogs, we write, edit, and publish posts that we hope will introduce our audience to the depth and breadth of the Library’s collections.

As the managing editor for the blog, I would like to take this opportunity to applaud my colleagues on the In Custodia Legis blog team (including our alumni bloggers: Jeanine, Clare, Tina, Christine, and Kimberly) and to thank them for continuing to contribute high-quality content month after month.

Rare Book Video – The Trial of Captain William Kidd for Murder and Piracy

The third installment of our Rare Book Video series focuses on an item that is included as an entry in our Piracy Trials collection on Law.gov–The Arraignment, tryal, and condemnation of Captain William Kidd, for murther and piracy, upon six several indictments, at the Admiralty-Sessions, held by His Majesty’s commission at the Old-Baily, on Thursday […]

The United States Congressional Web Archive now includes content for the 113th and 114th Congresses.

The Library of Congress Web Archiving Program is dedicated to providing reliable access to historical web content from the legislative branch. To that end, the Library has just released an update to the United States Congressional Web Archive. The archive, which includes member sites from the House and Senate, as well as House and Senate Committee websites, […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for December 2018

Robert shared last month about the new subcommittee features and other enhancements.  In September, he announced the Congress.gov Chrome extension.  We have now updated the Chrome extension.  You can download the new version from LC Labs.  Be sure to share your feedback. New Enhancements for November 2018 We are continuing to work on the new Committee […]

On the Shelf – Finnish Forest and Forestry Laws

The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law expert at the Law Library of Congress. Elin has written posts for In Custodia Legis on an extensive array of legal topics, including Swedish Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights, FALQs: The Swedish Budget Process, 60 Years of Lego Building Blocks and Danish Patent Law, Finland: 100 Years of Independence – […]

National Transportation Safety Board Documents Digitized

The Law Library of Congress has digitized a collection of National Transportation Safety Board decisions, orders, and petitions. The years of the decisions span from 1973-1982, with the majority falling between 1977 and 1981. Other decisions can be found on the N.T.S.B.’s Document Management System. The National Transportation Safety Board (N.T.S.B.) conducts independent accident investigations […]

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Germany

On November 30, 1918—100 years ago today—women in Germany gained the right to vote and stand for election. With the enactment of the Electoral Act (Reichswahlgesetz), the newly formed Council of People’s Representatives—the provisional government—fulfilled its promise made on November 12, 1918, to allow active and passive female suffrage. November 12, 1918, is therefore generally seen as the birth […]

Centennial of the Danish – Icelandic Union Act of 1918

The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, an expert for the Nordic countries. Elin has blogged on an extensive array of legal topics, including The Making of a Legal Cinnamon Bun; Swedish Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights; 60 Years of Lego Building Blocks and Danish Patent Law; Finland: 100 Years of Independence – Global Legal Collection […]