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A Pirate’s Life for Me

Last week we posted a collection of pre-1923 piracy trials.  The immediate response was fun to follow on Twitter.  Georgetown Law Library tweeted: Avast me hearties! Read all about pre-1923 pirate trials from @LawLibCongress http://go.usa.gov/cQk A recent post on Slaw, a Canadian law blog, by Simon Fodden (the founder of the blog) discussed the collection.  […]

The Case of the Barking Dog

In the course of monitoring significant legal developments in the jurisdictions that I cover, I often come across amusing or quirky stories that make me smile, but also make me think (possibly because I’m a total geek…).  I mean, when you analyze or discuss these stories you realize that there might be deeper underlying societal […]

What is Congress Sending the President?

Want to know what Congress just passed and sent down Pennsylvania Avenue? You can keep track through  THOMAS.  There is a Bills Presented to the President RSS feed and email alert.  It lists bills that have passed both the House of Representatives and Senate and have been sent to the White House for the President’s […]

Get Your Hot, Fresh Federal Register 2.0!

On the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Register Act (July 26, 2010), Federal Register 2.0 (FR 2.0) was launched. The site is jointly administered by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). A huge change in format […]

We’re a Week Old!

It was an exciting first week for our new blog, In Custodia Legis! I want to thank everyone for stopping by and visiting us. I’d also like to thank the following blogs that took the time to highlight our arrival: Resource Shelf Et Seq. (Harvard Law School Library Blog) LexisNexis Government Info Pro Blog WisBlawg […]

Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman in the Law Library

Collection Services was fortunate enough to get four summer interns as part of the Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program.  For the Law Library, this meant dedicating ten weeks to processing two donated collections: books from the State Department and legal gazettes formerly housed in the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjöld Library.  While both projects were […]