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Are Vacations Harmful? – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Christine Sellers

The following is a guest post by Bacilio Mendez II, an intern in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. For many Americans, summer means family barbecues and baseball, but there are those among us who dread this warmest of seasons for one reason in particular – flying. After the fireworks and …

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One Child Policy? Definitely not in Israel

Posted by: Ruth Levush

One of the greatest advantages of working at the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center is the ability to interact with experts in foreign law from around the globe and learn from their legal experience. Having visited China ten years ago, and having appreciation for the long and impressive history of that country, I particularly …

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Monticello – The Home of Independence Day

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. What do Madeleine Albright, Diane von Fürstenberg, Elaine Chao, and Pamela Anderson have in common? … No clue? … I’ll give you a hint, it’s the same thing that Albert Einstein, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cary Grant, …

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PACER: Access and Education Program

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Debora Keysor, a Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division. Starting July 1, the Law Library of Congress will be one of two law libraries to serve as test hosts of the Access and Education Program for PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). Working in collaboration, …

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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 …