On October 27th, we held the 2022 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence. This year, Dr. Jeffrey Stout was our featured speaker, presenting his lecture titled “The Tree of Democratic Liberty.” About the Kellogg Lecture The Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence presents the most distinguished contributors to international jurisprudence, judged through writings, reputation, and broad and […]
The following is a guest post by Louis Myers, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Louis has authored several blog posts for In Custodia Legis, including New Acquisition: The Trial of Governor Picton, A Case of Torture in Trinidad, Indigenous Law Research Strategies: Settlement Acts and Looking into the Past: Space Telescopes and the Law of Outer […]
This is a guest post by the Law Librarian of Congress, Aslihan Bulut. Dear In Custodia Legis readers and Law Library of Congress patrons, colleagues, and friends: As this year comes to a close and we look forward to the new year, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for such unwavering and […]
This blog posts examines the legal status of title of nobilities in Germany and whether name changes in another EU country adding German tokens of nobility to a last name have to be recognized under German law.
This is a guest post by Olivia Kane-Cruz, the current librarian-in-residence at the Law Library of Congress. As the current librarian-in-residence, I am constantly learning from the more experienced legal reference librarians. During my very first week, I had the opportunity to shadow other librarians at the reference desk in the Law Library Reading Room. […]
Today marks the third anniversary of the establishment of the United States Space Force.
In the last release, Andrew highlighted the addition of historical data to Congress.gov in the form of updates to the Dates of Past Sessions page that provides coverage back to March 4, 1789, as well as the addition of Congressional Record – Bound Edition coverage for the 53rd – 55th Congresses (1893-1899). In the latest […]
The following is a guest post by Jesús Colón Rosado, an intern working in the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress. Jesús previously authored the post The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its Government Structure. Background Under the Spanish regime, the government of each municipality in Puerto Rico was called an ayuntamiento […]
A narrative of Mercy Otis Warren’s role in the Bill of Rights and the American Revolution.
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have many members of their royal families, but the royal houses are steadily and purposefully being slimmed down.