Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weekend Roundup

  • Around the ColloquiaMichael Hoeflich, Kansas Law, spoke to the Boston College Legal History Roundtable on  "Lawyers and the Visual Arts, 1780-1870."  Hat tip: Legal Scholarship Blog
  • Understanding Slavery and the American Founding: A Conversation with Gordon Lloyd, Pepperdine Public Policy, is up on the Library of Law and Liberty website.  “Lloyd focuses on the debates in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the state constitutional ratifying conventions of 1788 in order to better understand the compromises leading framers made to accommodate the institution of slavery in the early republic.”
  • On Thursday John Barrett, St John's Law, circulated a nice post to the members of the Jackson List on the seventieth anniversary of a road trip FDR and Robert Jackson took to Charlottesville in April 1942.  I especially liked Jackson's reaction, as a former Attorney General, to news that FDR was appointing Sam Rosenman to be the first White House Counsel, especially in light of Georgetown Law's recent symposium on the office.
  • Included in Jared Goldstein's post today on Balkanization is an embedded link to several lectures from a conference on popular constitutionalism.  In his lecture, Mark Tushnet brings the story down to the Tea Party.  It starts at 20:15.
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