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Spanish Legal Documents (15th – 19th Centuries): Briefs

The following is a guest post by Stephen Mayeaux, Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division at the Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with Dante Figueroa, Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress. During this celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we bring you the latest—and by far the largest—update from our Spanish […]

Federal Courts, Judge Gerhard Gesell, and the Security State

This following is a guest post by Ryan Reft, a historian of the modern United States focusing on domestic policy and law in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. Ryan previously contributed two other posts to In Custodia Legis - Simon Sobeloff and Jewish Baltimore and Rights and Resistance: Civil Liberties during World War […]

An Interview with Angela Kinney, Chief of the African, Latin American & Western European Division of Library Services

Today’s interview is with Angela Kinney. Angela is the Chief of the African, Latin American & Western European Division in the Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Services. Describe your background I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in a large, happy family that included my parents and eight brothers and sisters. My […]

The Constitution Annotated Is Now Easier to Search and Browse

Constitution Day is tomorrow, but it’s already off to a great start with the release of the Congressional Research Service’s new version of The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, better known as the Constitution Annotated. The Constitution Annotated allows you to “read about the Constitution in plain English…providing a comprehensive overview […]

19th Annual National Book Festival Recap

On August 31, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center was packed with thousands of book lovers for the 19th Annual National Book Festival. More than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets, and children’s writers took the stage in front of a record-breaking audience. The festival featured 12 stages, including a brand new main stage, where the […]

An Interview with Kayahan Cantekin, Foreign Law Specialist

Today’s interview is with Kayahan Cantekin, a foreign law specialist covering Turkey and other Turkic-speaking jurisdictions in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background I am from Istanbul, Turkey. I was born in Texas, and my parents moved back to Turkey from the United States when I was six years […]

Simon Sobeloff and Jewish Baltimore

The following is a guest post by Ryan Reft, a historian in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.  Ryan previously wrote a post for In Custodia Legis on a scholarly panel the Library hosted, Rights and Resistance: Civil Liberties during World War I.   On March 25, 1933, the Baltimore branch of the American Jewish […]