Saturday, February 25, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • Videos prepared for Hogan Lovells' celebration of the life of E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr. last Thursday are here.  We attended and enjoyed learning about this lion of the Washington bar.
  • The Law Times has a series on the various sources of Canadian law.  A column on the common law by Philip Girard, Osgoode Hall Law School, appeared on Monday. 
  • “The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is accepting applications for the 2017 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program, which supports the use of primary resources documenting the Civil Rights Movement at the state archives in Jackson.”  More.
  • We recently mentioned articles on turn-of-the-twentieth-century Jewish immigrants and the federal immigration bureaucracy.  One of the authors we mentioned, Britt P. Tevis, has posted an opinion piece on HNN.  And don't forget this paper by William Forbath, Texas Law.
  • In memoriam: George H. Gadbois, Jr., the preeminent scholar of India's judiciary, passed away on Feb.17. Here and here are two posts in his honor, from Law and Other Things.
  • We were interested to read this report of Lucy Salyer's remarks to a teach-in at the University of New Hampshire on immigration and the Trump administration.
  • T.H. Breen presents the paper "Enforcing the Revolution" to the Washington History Seminar on Monday, February 27, at 4:00.  More.
  • ICYMI: On Balkinization, Richard Primus's nonoriginalist view of an originialism conference, here and here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.

1 comment:

Shag from Brookline said...

Those interested in Richard Primus' posts can check out some of his critics' posts at the Originalism Blog.

Over the years I have noticed how originalists of the several - many - versions/theories of originalism "gang up" on a non-originalist for critiquing originalism, but other non-originalists do not come to the latter's defense. Unlike originalism, non-originalism is not a faith. Here's my variation on Will Rogers: "I am not a member of an organized faith on the interpretation/construction of the Constitution, I am a non-originalist." Is organization in order?