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The Most Viewed In Custodia Legis Posts of 2023

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While the new year has just started, we are excited to share the most viewed blog posts of last year. We published more than 197 new posts on this blog, In Custodia Legis, in 2023. These posts are authored by staff, both on the blog team and guest bloggers, as well as intern bloggers, from across different parts of the Law Library and the Library of Congress. The blog team features representatives from our team of reference librarians, foreign law specialists, staff who manage our physical and digital collections, and those who work on events and outreach. In an attempt to better know our team, we also published interviews with various interns and staff, as well as guests and colleagues, and interesting pictures in our Pic of the Week series from staff travel or collection items. As always, we hope you have enjoyed reading the posts as much as we have enjoyed writing them, and that you will continue to visit the blog.

No need to fret if you missed a post, you can catch up by browsing through the different months and categories, or even by looking at what particular authors have contributed. Today we are looking at the top 10 posts that received the most views in 2023.

Here are the top 10 posts that received the most views in 2023, with number one being the top-viewed post:

10. “Law or No Law”: Abolitionist Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

9. Syndication Regulation and TV’s Big Three: Broadcasting Regulations and 1970s Television

8. The Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Constitution

7. Foraging for Mushrooms: A Quick Background

6. Escaping Slavery: The Consequences of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

5. What Not to Wear: Clothing Rationing During World War II

4. Hansberry v. Lee: The Supreme Court Case that Influenced the Play “A Raisin in the Sun”

3. What’s in a Name? The Four U.S. States That Are Technically Commonwealths

2. Koreans Becoming Younger – Unification of Age-Counting Systems

1. Help the Library of Congress Create Video Games that Improve Public Knowledge of Civics


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