- Around the colloquia: On March 5, Eric Hilt, Wellesley College, presented "Investment Banks as Corporate Monitors in the Early 20th Century United States," in the Yale Law School’s Workshop in Law & Finance. (H/t). On March 9, at the Law and Public Affairs Seminar at Princeton, James Q. Whitman, Yale Law School, presents Presumption of Innocence or Presumption of Mercy?: Weighing Two Western Modes of Justice. On Monday, March 30, 4-6pm, William Forbath and Joseph Fishkin, University of Texas Law School, will present "The Constitution of Opportunity: Reclaiming Constitutional Political Economy" in Harvard University’s Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism, with support from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. (H/t)
- William H. Chafe on The Moynihan Report: Then and Now, via HNN.
|Donald A. Ritchie (credit)|
- Donald A. Ritchie announced his retirement as Historian of the US Senate, although, as Ritchie explained, "Historians never retire, they just have more time to research." H/t: The Hill
- The February 2015 issue of The American Historian, a publication of the Organization of American Historians, includes the i essay, "Western Resistance to Federal Land Control Didn’t Start or End with Cliven Bundy," by Joseph E. Taylor III, a professor of history at Simon Fraser University. (This essay is gated, but The American Historian is available online to OAH members).
- The annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, to be held March 19, 2015, at the Washington Marriott, Washington, DC, has a panel of special interest to legal historians, "The Multifaceted Legacies of Joseph Sax, 1936-2014: Pioneer Emissary of the Public Trust Doctrine." Panelists include Thomas Kline of Andrews Kurth; Laura Watt, Sonoma State University; Margot Higgins, University of California, Berkeley; Karl Brooks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Zygmunt Plater, Boston College Law School, and my Georgetown Law colleague Hope Babcock. [DRE]
|Joseph Sax (Credit: UM)|
- Scholars of Latin American legal history may be interested in a new release from the Universidad of the Andes and Icesi University: The History of the Supreme Court of Colombia, 1886-1991, by Mario Cajas (Icesi Law School). Volume I is titled "From the Regeneration to the Military Rule; 1886-1958"; Volume II is titled "From the National Front to the Constituent Assembly; 1958-1991." More information is available here (in Spanish).