Saturday, April 6, 2013

Weekend Roundup

  •  R.I.P. Robert V. Remini, an historian known for his work on Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and the U.S. House of Representatives. A nice obituary, by Richard B. Bernstein, is available here, on H-Net. 
  • Gujurat National Law University has announced plans for an “Indian Legal History Museum,” to depict 2,500 years of India’s legal past. 
  • New on the website of the “virtual museum” of the SEC Historical Society are two items.  First, the Society has added the papers of a committee that codified and clarified judicial definitions of insider trading, thus laying the groundwork for the proposed Insider Trading Act of 1987.  At the invitation of Senator Donald Riegle (D-Michigan), Harvey Pitt, a former SEC General Counsel, convened a working committee of American Bar Association officials, Senate aides, and former and current SEC staff to develop a "plain-language, workable overhaul" of insider trading law. Second, it has added two films: the silent "The Nation's Market Place," which looks at investing in the summer of 1928; and the 1934 film “Where the Money Goes in the United States.” 
  • R.I.P. James M. Nabrit, III, civil rights lawyer and activist. An obituary, from the New York Times, is available here. (Hat tip: H-Law) 
  • From Dissent -- A profile of Jill Lepore, "Microhistorian." (Hat tip: Arts & Letters Daily) 
The Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.