- Over at Concurring Opinions, Ronald K. L. Collins continues his posts on Judge Richard Posner. In this one and this one Judge Posner responds to questions from Collins and others.
"Racism can work through laws, even seemingly good laws." W. Caleb McDaniel (Rice University) has an opinion piece in Time titled "History’s Echoes in the Policing that Made Eric Garner Say ‘Enough.’" (Hat tip: @CassAGood)
- Michael Dorf comments on Jill Lepore’s article on the missing Frankfurter Papers in Frankfurter's Papers and History as Art. (Hat tip: Brad Snyder)
- More on the YLS exhibit, “Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library.”
- R. B. Bernstein on the Texas State Board of Education's designation of Moses as a key influence on the American founding in its new history curriculum.
- We recently learned of "O Say Can You See: Early Washington DC Law and Family Project." It "explores multigenerational black and white family networks in early Washington, D.C., by collecting, digitizing, making accessible, and analyzing over 4,000 case files from the D.C. court from 1808 to 1815, records of Maryland courts, and related documents about these families. . . . We focus first on the landmark 1813 case Queen v. Hepburn, one of a handful of petitions for freedom from slavery heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and a foundational case establishing the hearsay rule." More.
- James H. Johnston has posted Against the Peace and Government of the United States: The Criminal Docket of 1835 on the website of the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit.
- Via the Legal Scholarship Blog: On January 16, 2015, the Louisiana Law Review will host a symposium on The Voting Rights Act at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Vote.
- From Slate's The Vault: a 1936 map from the District of Columbia’s Juvenile Court pinpointing the residencies of “juvenile delinquents.”