- We were saddened to learn of the death of Ira Berlin (1941-2018), an extraordinary scholar and a mentor to so many, including many legal historians. Here are some of the notices from around the web: the Washington Post; the New York Times; the Nation (by Eric Foner); and the Harvard University Press Blog. Scroll through the remembrances on Twitter, too.
- From The Panorama, the on-line companion to the Journal of the Early Republic, Saul Cornell (Fordham University) on "The Persistence of a Mythic Second Amendment in Contemporary Constitutional Culture." And stay tuned to the site for more content on guns in American history.
- The Supreme Court has released its much-anticipated decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. For one historian's take on it, see this Washington Post op-ed by Jim Downs (Connecticut College).
- From the New York Times: Tera W. Hunter (Princeton University) on "the long history of child-snatching."
- From the History Network: Dan Abrams & David Fisher on The Grisly Murder Trial That Helped Raise Abraham Lincoln's National Profile.
- From The Green Bag: Ross Davies on Vanity Fair's and The Bookman's 1922 rankings of influential thinkers, et al.
- From WGNO, ABC’s New Orleans’s affiliate: Louisiana slave database has over 100,000 entries to explore.
- Cambridge University Press reports that, on behalf of the American Bar Foundation, it will now publish Law & Social Inquiry (edited by our recent guest blogger Christopher Schmidt).
- The DC Bar has published a nice profile of William Eskridge (Yale Law School), for its "member spotlight" series.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.