This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian.
We last met “Old Ironsides” on this blog when she won her War of 1812 victory in August 1812 against the HMS Guerrière off of Massachusetts. Less than six months later, the USS Constitution had been refitted in Boston, assigned a new captain, and in late December was cruising off Brazil. Victory came again to her two hundred years ago on December 29 when she engaged the...Read More
This post was written by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
On the morning of May 1, 1915, the German Embassy in the United States placed ads in New York newspapers issuing serious warnings to anyone planning to travel on an Atlantic voyage; alerting them that a war zone existed in the waters adjacent to the British Isles and any vessels flying the flag of Great Britain, or her allies, was taking a great risk and liable...Read More
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
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