Saturday, June 9, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.

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