Saturday, March 24, 2012

Weekend Round-Up

  • Around the Colloquia: Malick Ghachem, Maine Law, presented "The Legal History of Prisoner Voting: A View from the Northeastern United States” to his faculty’s workshop.  Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, USC, presented “Sailors Before the Law and the Making of Republican Cosmopolitanism” to the USC Law, History and Culture Workshop. Catherine Macmillan, Queen Mary School of Law, presented her paper  The Confederate's Last Battle: Judah Benjamin's Legal Defence of Confederate Assets in England to the London Legal History Seminar on March 23.   (Hat tip: Edinburgh Legal History Blog.)  And, although we're getting a little ahead of ourselves, William R. Casto, Texas Tech University School of Law, will be on a panel on the Background and Purpose of the Alien Tort Statute at a conference on act at the Georgetown University Law Center on March 27.
  • In case you missed it on H-Law, Joel Fishman, the Assistant Director for Lawyer Services at the Duquesne University Center for Legal Information, has compiled an excellent index to the Journal of Supreme Court History, which is available on the website of the Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • Over at Balkinization, Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School) compares the Roberts Court's recent decision on effective representation in plea bargaining to the Warren Court's decision in Terry v. Ohio. He asks which court is more "constitutionally ambitious." 
  • The bloggers at In Custodia Legis compiled a nice post this week celebrating the bicentennial of the Spanish Constitution of 1812.
The Weekend Round-Up is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.