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Watch a Recording of Our 2022 Kellogg Biennial Lecture in Jurisprudence

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 […]

Law Library of Congress Report Highlights Recent Updates in UK and US Environmental Law

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 […]

Get Ready: Favorite Ready Reference Materials at the Law Library of Congress

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. […]

Congress.gov December 2022 New, Tip, and Top

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 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Its Municipal Government Structure

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 […]