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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 […]

‘Twas the Day After Christmas…

I’ve been getting into the holiday spirit and wanted to blog about something related to the season.  I thought I could follow up my Thanksgiving Day post with something about the laws relating to Christmas Day, but then I thought that something with a little more international flavor might be interesting (I did find some […]