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Opening Day and the Law

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

I read with interest Kelly’s post last week regarding cricket and the law, especially the section on the Indian case where the plaintiffs stated that watching the sport was a matter of “right to life and personal liberty.” Today being the Washington Nationals‘ Opening Day, it got me thinking about our National Pastime and how …

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Magna Carta – a Love Story

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Armed with the extensive research on the background, content and effects of Magna Carta provided to docents, coupled with the “road map” provided by Nathan Dorn in his Gallery Talk, I have truly enjoyed giving tours of the Law Library’s Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor exhibit. None so much though as the one I gave …

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Black Friday

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Black Friday!  A day of shopping and a day off for me. It didn’t used to be such.  When I worked in a D.C. law firm, we all worked Black Friday (as well as most Saturdays, Monday holidays, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and, during tax season, quite a few Sundays). As my friends were …

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A Moving Story – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Hey!  Does the Law Library Reading Room think that they get to have all the fun? Stand back Public Services Division! We’ll see your 40,000 volume move to temporary space pending the construction of the new and improved Law Library Reading Room, and up the ante to a 2.4 million (give or take 100,000) volume …

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Return of the Card Catalog

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Here it is, our beloved Law Library card catalog–in its day, a glorious collection of information on all legal material in the Library of Congress’ collection, sorted by Author, Title and Subject. So admired that a smaller version was housed behind the reference desk, holding duplicate cards for those titles shelved in the Reading Room. …