Saturday, September 15, 2012

Weekend Roundup

  • Walter F. Pratt's review of Scott Douglas Gerber's A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606–1787 for the Journal of American History is here.
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  • "Hate & Political Discourse," a symposium sponsored by the Journal of Hate Studies, will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC. Mari Matsuda, Hawai’i Law, will deliver the keynote, "Is Peacemaking Un-American?  On Violence and Ideology."  Other participants include Rebecca Barrett-Fox, Damon T. Berry, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Daniel Kato, Willa Michener, Jennifer Schweppe, Marla Stone (History, Occidental College), Robert L. Tsai, (American Law) and John Shuford, (Gonzaga Law and Philosophy).  More information here or at hatestudies "at" gonzaga "dot" edu or secle "at" wcl "dot" american "dot" edu.
  •  Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law, has continued his research into Carolene Products, noted in an earlier Weekend Roundup.  His most recent post, including FDR's pardon of the defendant, is here.
  • David Bernstein stands with historians against theorists on the meaning of Lochner in a recent post over at Volohk Conspiracy.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.