Our 2020 fiscal year came to a close on September 30. As we dive into fiscal year 2021, let’s take a moment to highlight our most popular blog posts published within our fiscal year 2020! In 2020, we published 238 blog posts. Here are some of our most-viewed blog posts published in the past year:
The Law Library holds a rare Malay law manuscript in Jawi script, hand copied by Munshi Abdullah in 1837. It was purchased for the United States and the Library by Alfred North during the United States Exploring Expedition. Dr. Joshua Kueh of Asian Division discovered this manuscript in the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection.
The 16th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on February 3, 1913. This post was in celebration of the 107th anniversary of the ratification.
This post discusses a number of measures the Liberia government took to slow the spread of COVID-19 including: travel restrictions and border closures, a declaration of a national health emergency, declaration of a national state of emergency, and other restrictions and enforcement.
This post discusses the life of Josiah Walls, an African American Congressmen from the State of Florida.
This past August 1st marked the 40th anniversary of Vigdís Finnbogadottir’s inauguration as president of Iceland in 1980. She was the first woman to be democratically elected president in any nation on June 29, 1980.
The Law Library’s resource guide on legislation, executive proclamations and secondary material related to the coronavirus pandemic.
This post explains some of the controversies surrounding the revocation of the special constitutional status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir under article 370 of India’s constitution, and the repeal of article 35A, which had allowed the state to define permanent residents of the state and certain special rights and privileges attached to such residency. It also includes a brief historical background of the dispute, the legal steps taken to revoke the special status, and legal challenges to that decision.
The government of South Africa government has issued regulations, directions, and guidelines to combat COVID-19 and mitigate damages from the pandemic, including: a national state of disaster, lockdown, a travel ban, ruled against price gouging, compensation for occupationally-acquired COVID-19, special unemployment insurance benefit, and others.
In Fiscal Year 2020 we also celebrated the 10th anniversary of In Custodia Legis. We would like to thank everyone who has kept up with our posts over the years. We will continue to produce great Law Library-related content for our readers for years to come!