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100 Years of “Poppy Day” in the United Kingdom

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 numerous 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. “At the eleventh […]

The Stockholm Bloodbath of November 1520

This week, 501 years ago, between November 7 and 10, 1520, about one hundred people were executed in the town square in Stockholm, Sweden, in what became known as the Stockholm Bloodbath. A few days earlier, on November 4, 1520, King Christian II of Denmark, was crowned king of Sweden in Stockholm Cathedral. He was […]

The Congressional Cemetery: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, a senior legal reference librarian with the Law Library of Congress. Ann has contributed a number of posts to this blog, including posts on Congressional Cemetery – The Boggs Family, Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online, U.S. Supreme Court: Original Jurisdiction and Oral Arguments, and Domestic […]

Congress.gov November 2021 New, Tip, and Top

In last month’s Congress.gov release, we made it easier for users to search for historical congressional legislation, or more recent legislation, by grouping together those options through the use of checkboxes on the legislative quick search form and the advanced legislation search form. In our latest release, we are bringing you a similar enhancement in the form […]

Human Rights, Migration, and Soccer: The Role of FIFA

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant in the Global Legal Research Directorate. Elizabeth has previously written for In Custodia Legis on numerous topics, including Technology & the Law of Corporate Responsibility – The Impact of Blockchain, 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Day – […]

New Environmental Law Resources on Law.gov

The Law Library is pleased to announce new online offerings on US environmental laws. Researchers who are interested in learning more about this topic can start their research by reviewing our new research guide, Environmental Law: A Beginner’s Guide. In addition to listing treatises, journals, and other collections, the guide discusses major federal legislation on […]

New Law Library Report Lists Countries with Legislation Establishing a “Net Zero” Emissions Target

The United Nations Climate Change Conference got underway this week in Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK), opening on October 31 and running until November 12. The conference is commonly referred to as “COP26,” as it is the 26th session of the “Conference of the Parties” to the 1994 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

Elizabeth Peratrovich, Civil and Voting Rights Activist

Elizabeth Peratrovich, Tlingit Raven moiety, Lukaax.ádi clan, was born on July 4, 1911, to a Tlingit mother who had to give her up for adoption. She was raised by her adoptive parents, Jean and Andrew Wanamaker, in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Klawock, Alaska. Her parents raised her in a traditional Tlingit lifestyle. Her father, who also […]