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June Retrospective

Thanks for visiting In Custodia Legis in June!  Our page views went up from May, our email subscribers surpassed 14,500, and we posted our 250th item.  Christine talked about Congressional apps for a variety of mobile devices, which was our most popular post.  I blogged about our latest tweaks to THOMAS.  Somehow we even managed […]

Blackstone, Burton, and Brevity

The following is a guest post by Jean Marie Layton, Part-time Contractor in the Office of Collections, Outreach, and Services. William C. Burton received the Blackstone Award at the Friends of the Law Library of Congress Wickersham Awards Ceremony on June 13, 2011.  I was fortunate to attend the gathering at which the Honorable Justice John Paul […]

Saudi Arabia: The Second Municipality Election in the Kingdom’s History

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst. In Saudi Arabia on April 23, 2011, individuals eligible to cast their votes in the municipality election will have the right to register themselves for inclusion in the voters’ election registration lists.  Half of the seats in the municipal councils across the […]

An Interview with Sharon Pia Hickey

This week’s interview is with one of our former interns from last summer, Sharon Pia Hickey. Describe your background. I spent the summer of 2010 in Washington DC as part of the Washington Ireland Program. This program is designed to select the brightest young minds in Ireland and bring them to DC for a summer […]

Sorcery and the Law in PNG

In following the legal news of the different jurisdictions that I cover, it is particularly interesting to see a country’s key local issues and the attempts made to address them through laws and other mechanisms.  Often these issues, and the approaches to resolving them, are intricately linked to a country’s history, geography, and culture.  One […]

An Interview with Hanibal Goitom, Foreign Law Specialist

This week’s interview is with Hanibal Goitom, a Foreign Law Specialist in our Global Legal Research Center.  Hanibal has previously written two guest posts for In Custodia Legis.  His “Power Lunch” was also discussed in the post There’s No Place Like Home. Describe your background. I am a Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library […]

What is the Most Interesting Fact…?

I’ve enjoyed our interview series.  I’ve learned a surprising amount of new information about a lot of my co-workers.  I’ve also learned a lot about the Law Library of Congress from the responses to the question: What is the most interesting fact you’ve learned about the Law Library of Congress? Here are a highlight of […]

An Interview with Liah Love Caravalho, Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Law Librarian

This week’s interview is with Liah Love Caravalho, who is the Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Law Librarian. Describe your background. I have been coordinating research activities and reports for the Global Legal Research Center since 2005.  I was born in Houston, Texas, but raised in Seattle, Washington.  I have now been living in the […]

Online Book Requests Now Being Received

The Law Library is pleased to announce that patrons may now request items from the collection using the online Automated Call Slip (ACS) system.  Prior to March 2nd, patrons were required to fill out a paper request slip.  With the introduction of the ACS in the Law Library, we are joining the Main, Local History […]