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Ireland’s Election

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by Steve Clarke, Senior Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Ireland employs a very complicated single transferable voting system to elect the 166 members of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas.  Under this system, in which voters rank their choices, between three and five …

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What’s Hot this Year in the Global Legal Monitor

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

As we’ve mentioned previously, the Law Library has a great news service called the Global Legal Monitor.  Often these stories about legal developments in many different jurisdictions are ones that don’t feature in U.S. newspapers or news programs, and they link or refer to a wide range of different sources of information.  On the homepage …

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Legal Half Time Entertainment

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Steve Clarke, Senior Foreign Law Specialist. In Custodia Legis wasn’t around last year when our fellow Library of Congress blogs, Inside Adams and In the Muse, discussed advertising and music surrounding the big game.  So I thought this year we should follow the trend and write about one …

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African American History Month

Posted by: Christine Sellers

February is African American History Month.  The month celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history. On the Law Library’s Commemorative Observations page for African American History Month, you can find an overview of the day as …

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Starting the New Year with a Bang

Posted by: Christine Sellers

I don’t know about you, but New Year’s Eve always makes me think of fireworks.  Growing up, they were everywhere at this time of year, especially since I lived in a state (South Carolina) that people would travel to in order to buy them. If you’re curious as to what you can buy where you …

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Happy Veterans Day!

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Whether or not you’re enjoying the day off, take a minute today to explore the Library’s Veterans History Project. There’s also a bill in THOMAS, S.Res. 670, that would designate this week beginning on Monday, November 8, 2010, as “National Veterans History Project Week.” Want to learn more about Veterans Day?  The Department of Veterans …