Saturday, August 18, 2012

Weekend Roundup

  • The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia hosts a day-long symposium on Lincoln, War, and the Constitution on Saturday, September 15, 2012, in the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. District Court Ceremonial Courtroom.  Speakers include Mark E. Neeley, Jr., Harold Holzer, Paul Finkelman, and Brian R. Dirck. There is a fee to attend: $55 for non members.  More.
  • In case you missed David Gans's description on Balkinization of the scholar's brief in Fisher v. University of Texas, on the history of the Fourteenth Amendment, a link to the brief may be found here.  The six scholars are Bruce Ackerman, Vikram Amar, Jack Balkin, Burt Neuborne, James Ryan, and Adam Winkler.
  • Kill your textbook? Why historian Jonathan Rees assembles his own materials for his U.S. history survey course. [KMT]
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute has recently posted a podcast of Richard Bernstein's "Historians on the Record" lecture, Nixon, Executive Power, and the Constitution.  To download it you must register, but registration is free.
The Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.