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The Birth of Old Glory – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Bacilio Mendez II, an intern in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. We, the authors of the In Custodia Legis blog, would like to apologize. In all our excitement over Live Tweeting the 15th Wickersham Award Ceremony celebrating the Honorable Justice John Paul Stevens …

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The Punishment of Rebellious Children and Witches

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by David Mao, Deputy Law Librarian of Congress. Throughout the year, the Law Library has visitors that want to see and hear about our exceptional collections and services.  Visitors come from near and far; over the past several months we’ve seen visitors from as close as Capitol Hill and …

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Blackstone, Burton, and Brevity

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Jean Marie Layton, Part-time Contractor in the Office of Collections, Outreach, and Services. William C. Burton received the Blackstone Award at the Friends of the Law Library of Congress Wickersham Awards Ceremony on June 13, 2011.  I was fortunate to attend the gathering at which the Honorable Justice John Paul …

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Canon Law Update

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst. Recently this blog highlighted various religious law materials in the Law Library’s collections, including our extensive canon law collection.  There have been some important developments in the canon law area this year.  These developments relate to the implementation of the Apostolic Letter …

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Souvenirs from Moscow – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Christine Sellers

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services in the Law Library of Congress. Last month I spent a week in Russia in my favorite city in the world, Moscow.  One of my guilty pleasures while there was roaming the wonderful flea markets on the …

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Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day?

Posted by: Francisco Macías

No, May 5th is not Mexican Independence Day.  Mexico’s independence is celebrated on September 16th and shouldn’t be confused with the holiday of May 5th.   The celebration of “Cinco de Mayo” commemorates the “Battle of Puebla” (May 5, 1862).  In this battle, Mexican forces led by Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (from what is now the city …

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Law Library Celebrates Law Day 2011

Posted by: Christine Sellers

The following is a guest post by Margaret Wood, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Directorate. After the excitement over last week’s royal wedding (especially the dress) celebrating Law Day might strike one as slightly anticlimactic.  But annual Law Day celebrations and events mark a vital part of American society, culture and history. Law …