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2019 Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture to Feature Justice Sonia Sotomayor

The Law Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Fellows Program will present A Conversation with The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. The Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Chair of the Supreme Court Fellows Commission, […]

Raoul Wallenberg – Swedish-American Collaboration in Protection of Hungarian Jews

The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law expert at the Law Library of Congress. Elin has frequently authored posts for In Custodia Legis on diverse legal topics, including On the Shelf – Finnish Forest and Forestry Laws, Swedish Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights, FALQs: The Swedish Budget Process, 60 Years of Lego Building Blocks and […]

National Handwriting Day: John Adams Legal Complaint

When I saw that National Handwriting Day was coming up, I decided to consult with the Law Library’s Rare Book Curator, Nathan Dorn. This felt like a great opportunity to highlight an item from our Rare Book Collection featuring handwritten script. With over 25,000 volumes of books and bound manuscripts, the Law Library’s collection of […]

Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for January 2019

We are excited to bring you our Unified Congressional Committee Calendar, a place where you can quickly view all of the House and Senate committee meetings and hearings scheduled for a given week or day. If available, the detail pages for those hearings will also provide you with a list of witnesses, a link to […]

The Library of the French National Assembly – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, foreign law specialist covering French speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. During my most recent trip to France, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit the National Assembly, one of the two houses of the French Parliament. The National Assembly is located […]

Intern Stephanie Crespo Méndez Discusses Her Work with Rare Hispanic Legal Documents

The following is a guest post by Stephanie Crespo Méndez, an Intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. During my time as a Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program (HACU HNIP) intern at the Law Library this fall, I was granted the opportunity to work with the Spanish […]

An Interview with Abigail Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead

This week’s interview is with Abbie Grotke.  She is the web archiving team lead here at the Library of Congress.  I have worked with Abbie on a variety of archive collections, including the Legal Blawgs and U.S. Congressional web archives. Describe your background. I’m an all-over-the-East Coast gal. Born in Upstate/central New York, near the Finger Lakes, I’ve […]

Finding the Influence of Thomas Jefferson in an Antebellum Ruin in Barboursville, Virginia

You are looking at the ruins of James Barbour’s mansion, which was completed in 1822 and destroyed by fire on Christmas Day in 1884. James Barbour enjoyed an impressive career, serving as a member in the Virginia House of Delegates, the 18th Governor of Virginia, a U.S. Senator, the U.S. Secretary of War, and the […]

Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the Carlos Ghosn Case

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a senior foreign law specialist who covers Japan and various other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously written posts for In Custodia Legis on various topics, including Disciplining Judges for “Bad Tweets”, Engagement under Japanese Law and Imperial House Rules, Is the Sound of Children Actually Noise?, How to Boost your Medal Count in […]