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Library Article Updated On: September 8, 2014, 12:07 pm MDT

1814 - On September 13, Maryland lawyer Francis Scott Key composes a poem titled “The Defense of Fort McHenry.”  The poem would later be set to music (the English drinking tune  "To Anacreon in Heaven") and renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner”, eventually becoming America's national anthem in 1931. Key was living in Baltimore when he witnessed the British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.  Waking to see the U.S. flag still flying above the fort the following morning, an inspired Key put pen to paper.

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Library Article Updated On: September 4, 2014, 12:01 pm MDT

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Clerk's Office Article Updated On: August 29, 2014, 9:02 am MDT

On December 1, 2014, a change to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 6 will take effect. That change is outlined below. On January 1, 2015, changes to the 10th Circuit local rules will take effect. From August 22 through October 20, 2014 the court invites comment and feedback from all interested parties on this year’s proposed local rule changes. 

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Library Article Updated On: August 25, 2014, 8:44 am MDT

Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.

The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise awareness about social media’s potential impact on law enforcement.

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Library Article Updated On: August 20, 2014, 9:04 am MDT

The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz, a new interactive mobile application that challenges users’ knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new app, which draws from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, aims to raise statistical literacy about the U.S. population.

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