Saturday, October 3, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • Adam Goodman (University of Southern California) has compiled a list of all the events marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Immigration Act
  • Recent guest blogger Mitra Sharafi (University of Wisconsin) recently spoke to the BBC News about Parsi matrimonial courts.  
  • Via the Faculty Lounge, we hear that "C-SPAN begins a twelve-part television series on landmark Supreme Court decisions next week, kicking off with Marbury v. Madison."  Also: Dred Scott, Slaughterhouse, Lochner, Youngstown, Baker v. Carr and so on.  More.
  • As we said, it’s hard to keep up with all those Constitution Day talks. The Image of Liberty was Steven Douglas Smith’s at the University of San Diego School of Law.  It “compares the state of constitutional governance today to that of the Roman Empire, as famously discussed by the historian Edward Gibbon, and discusses alternative strategies that might be contemplated by those who believe that current American governance does not conform to the requirements of the historical Constitution.”
  • The National Archives in conjunction with Consource continues its conversation with US Supreme Court justices, moderated by Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School, with Justice Samuel Alito, at 7PM on Thursday, October 29, in the William G. McGowan Theater in the Archives 1 Building. More.
    Sean Wilentz responds to his critics
  • ICYMI: On September 29, Sara Mayeux, the Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, presented in the University of Michigan’s Legal History Workshop on “The ‘Progressive’ Public Defender (and Its Alternatives) in Los Angeles, 1914-1949.”  H/t: Legal Scholarship Blog
  • This past week at The Junto: a roundtable on narrative in historiography.
  • Update: Here, via H-Law, is an interesting ISO for “a third presenter and a commentator to round out our panel proposal for next year’s Conference on Policy History. The panel will focus on various aspects of regulatory diffusion across political borders." More.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers. 

1 comment:

Shag from Brookline said...

Regarding the 1965 Immigration Act, take a look at Calvin Trillin's "Grub Street" at:

October 7, 2013 1:40 p.m.
"A Dispatch From Calvin Trillin’s Always-Spectacular ‘New Yorker’ Food Tour"
Stop 4 Despana
Trillin's Take: "The biggest change in eating in America was the Immigration Act of 1965. If you're excluding the Chinese and allowing English people, it's sort of suicidal. It made it okay for middle-class kids to become farmers and chefs."