- This is apropos of nothing, but I ran across it while noodling over a student's paper on Paul Porter's tenure as chairman of the FCC, and it's too strange and wonderful not to note here. TV is the Thing This Year!
- Michelle A. McKinley, University of Oregon Law School, and one of this year’s LAPA Fellows at Princeton, will present To Have and to Hold Onto: Domestic Slaveholding, Race, and Intimacy in Colonial Lima to the LAPA Seminar on April 13, 2015.
- Victoria Saker Woeste, American Bar Foundation, on Huffington Post on the legal expertise Indiana’s Republicans relied upon when passing the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
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- From the Law Times: "For decades, a massive portrait of Sir James Gowan [right] hung in relative obscurity glancing a wary eye over what local lawyers affectionately call “settlement corner” at the Barrie [Ontario] courthouse. Now, after a concerted effort by the community to restore the painting, the 147-year-old portrait of Simcoe County’s first judge will gain more prominence at the local courthouse.” More.
- Words-to Live-By Department. John Hope Franklin to Mary Frances Berry: “He said, 'you already know more about this than anybody, why don’t you just write it?'"
- For many years when someone--say, trade unionists--wanted to characterize some measure--say, the labor provision of the Clayton Act--as a fundamental check on power, the metaphor they used was "Magna Carta." Since the early years of Rights Revolution, however, the first choice has usually been "Bill of Rights." Is Magna Carta making a comeback, thanks to all the recent anniversary hoopla? A Digital Magna Carta: Internet Governance and a New Social Contract.
- There's no fighting 3560 SSRN downloads (and counting), so I give up: Orin S. Kerr, George Washington University Law School, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria. And I'm told we should all go see The Originalist at Washington, DC's Arena Stage theater for fictional representations not only of Justice Scalia but of my beloved law school classmates at the University of Chicago in the 1980s.
- From the Norwich [Connecticut] Bulletin: "Central Connecticut State University history professor Matthew Warshauer and student Kristin Steeves will lead a discussion on the life and politics of Lafayette Foster, who as president of the U.S Senate served as the second-highest ranking official in the nation under President Andrew Johnson from April 15, 1865 through March 2, 1867. 'Lafayette Foster: A Principled Stand Against the Slave Power' takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Slater Auditorium on the campus of Norwich Free Academy."