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December Retrospective

December was another enjoyable month for In Custodia Legis.  We introduced two new guest bloggers, Nicole and Steve.  Nicole posted a couple of times:  first on Social Networks and French Labor Law and, in response to a comment on the blog, on The Role of the “Doctrine” as a Source of Law in France.  Steve […]

An Interview with Henry Rossman, Director of Information Technology

This week’s interview is with Henry Rossman, Director of Information Technology for the Law Library. What is your academic/professional history? I have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami, FL.  My Master’s Degree and Doctorate are both from Temple University (Philadelphia).  The graduate degrees are in Sociology, with sub-specializations in Social Psychology, Minority […]

There’s No Place Like Home

Our most recent “Power Lunch” was a discussion by our Foreign Law Specialist, Hanibal Goitom.  He presented “Citizenship Issues Affecting Certain Ethiopians of Eritrean Origin.”  His talk focused mainly on an international arbitration case that Eritrea and Ethiopia litigated regarding the citizenship of a group of Ethiopians of Eritrean origin who were denationalized by Ethiopia. […]

Blogging into 2011

Happy New Year! At this time of year it’s great to look forward to what the year might bring, but it’s also a great time to look back on the previous year and what has been achieved.  With that in mind, here’s a recap of some of the events and achievements related to In Custodia […]

Madison Inside Madison – Pic of the Week

This Pic of the Week is dedicated to our building’s namesake, James Madison.  The James Madison Memorial Building is the nation’s official memorial to President Madison.  Enter the front door of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress, pass through the security screening, and turn to the left.  Here you will find the James […]

An Interview With Betty Lupinacci, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution

This week’s interview is with Betty Lupinacci, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution in our Collection Services Division (CSD). Describe your background I was born and raised in and around Pittsburgh, PA at a time when they still had functioning steel mills in the downtown area.  I am the third of six siblings (two […]

Lame Duck

Now that the 111th Congress is officially over, we can start preparing for the 112th!  Since the election in November, the House and Senate were busy putting the final touches on several pieces of legislation.   This is commonly referred to as a lame-duck session.  So what is a lame-duck session? When Congress is in […]