The U.S. Marshal Service has been providing protection for federal judges since 1789. In 2010, Marshals investigated about 1,400 threats and inappropriate communications to the federal judiciary, and provided protection for more than 2,000 federal judges. Although there has been a noted increase in recent years, threatening federal judges is hardly a new phenomenon.
When he was appointed in 1805, Matthias B. Tallmadge was the fifth judge of the (then) District of New York. During his...Read More
This post is by Samantha Walsh, Reference Assistant in the Department of Prints, Photographs & Architectural Collections
The first mention of Daylight Saving Time was made by Benjamin Franklin, in a 1784 letter to the editor of the Journal de Paris. While many attribute today’s practice of turning the clocks forward and back to Franklin, it is widely accepted that Franklin’s proposal was an example of his infamous satire. In his letter, which he signed “A Subscriber,”...Read More
This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
With colleges deep into their semesters, we continue to hear of controversies regarding academic freedom, sometimes in the manner of faculty who express sympathy with those deemed to be enemies of the United States. In that light, we take a moment to ponder this case that Columbia University (then Columbia College) had to tackle:
By every account, Richard Sears McCulloh was an exacting professor of...Read More
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