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Irish Supreme Court Rules Subway Serves Freshly Baked Cake

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering the United Kingdom and several other jurisdictions. Clare has written a number of posts for In Custodia Legis, including Weird Laws, or Urban Legends?; FALQs: Brexit Referendum; and The UK’s Legal Response to the London Bombings of 7/7. On September […]

Belva Lockwood and the “Legal Disabilities” of Early Women Lawyers

Today, November 30, marks the 140th anniversary of Belva Lockwood becoming the first woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1880. The following commemorative post is by Allison Buser, a summer intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She is a current student of history and library & […]

An Interview with Viktoria Simone Fritz, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Viktoria Simone Fritz, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Austria. So yes, I do own a dirndl and I absolutely adore our mountains, but only for vacation. I have […]

The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Compact

This month marks the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. Signed on November 21, 1620 (November 11, Old Style), the Mayflower Compact was an agreement that joined the people onboard the Mayflower – the ship that carried the colonists who first settled Plymouth, Massachusetts – in a single self-governing community. People have often […]

Research Guides in Focus – Legal Research: A Guide to Case Law

The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, the Law Library’s current Librarian-in-Residence. Today we are pleased to be back with another exciting chapter of Research Guides in Focus. We are introducing our newest guide, Legal Research: A Guide to Case Law. This guide covers strategies and resources to aid researchers as they navigate […]

Introducing the New Multi-jurisdiction Service of Process Report

This is a guest post by Kayahan Cantekin, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Kayahan previously blogged about Introducing the New Civil Education Models Report. We’re proud to announce that our new multi-jurisdiction report on rules governing the service of process is now available on law.gov. […]