Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend Round-Up

  •  Around the colloquia (courtesy of Legal Scholarship Blog): On September 26, Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law ) presented "Civil Liberties After 1937 - The Justices and Their Theories” at Columbia Law," and Jonathan Miller (Southwestern Law) presented "Borrowing a Constitution: The U.S. Constitution in Argentina and the Heyday of the Argentine Supreme Court (1853-1930)” at UCLA Law.
  • Eric Yamamoto, Hawai'i Law, delivered the keynote address to a recent meeting of the Hawai'i State Bar Association, in which he noted "disturbing parallels"  between the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and "post 9/11 national policies and actions."
  •  I was pleasantly surprised to learn this week, while noodling around a bit on Joseph Rucker Lamar, who served on the Supreme Court from 1911-1916, that the University of Georgia has posted scans of its holding of of his and his wife Clarinda's papers.  One folder reproduces popular treatments of the Court in middle-class periodicals, such as World's Work.  I've noted a tendency to deprecate Lamar's decisions, but those in two ICC cases (Union Pacific and Louisville & Nashville) do a much better job setting out a framework for the Court's administrative law jurisprudence than did those of Edward Douglass White, who usually gets the credit.  DRE
  • The Edinburgh Legal History Blog has posted a brief report of the recent meeting of the Société internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l'Histoire des Droits de l'Antiquité here.
  • The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) has announced a call for papers for its 2012 conference. The theme is "Revolutionary Aftermaths." More information is here. (Hat tip: H-LAW)
  • Over at the Browser, Dahlia Lithwick recommends 5 books on Supreme Court justices.
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