Saturday, April 13, 2013

Weekend Roundup

  • The Sanford Herald reports on a new push to preserve North Carolina’s legal history here.
  • The website of the Washington Independent Review of Books has two posts of interest to legal historians.  The first is a review of Justice O’Connor’s latest book (and book tour) by Tony Mauro, the Supreme Court correspondent for the National Law Journal.  The second is an interview of Larry Gibson, Maryland Law and the author of Young Thurgood, The Making of a Supreme Court Justice.
  • If you tuned in to your local public radio station this week, you may have heard Adam Winkler (UCLA) talking about gun control and the history of the Second Amendment. For those who missed it, a short segment from Morning Edition is available here. A longer interview from Forum, a call-in public affairs program based in Northern California, is available here.
  • "The Georgetown Law chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies will honor the life and legacy of Judge Robert H. Bork with the 10th annual Lifetime Service Award on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Center Lobby, located at 550 First Street, NW, on the Georgetown Law campus. . . .  Interim Dean Gregory E. Maggs of George Washington University Law School will pay tribute to Bork's contributions to the legal profession."
  • Looking for flashcards for an Anglocentric course in New Zealand Legal History?  Try these.
  • From Books&, Jean-Marc Dryfus discusses the opening of the records of the International Tracing Service ("at once a crucial tracing center, a memorial to the victims of Nazi persecution, forced labor and the Holocaust, and a gigantic repository of archives") in Bad Arolsen, Germany (here).
  • In case you missed it, here's the New York Times article on the turn to the study of capitalism in U.S. Departments of History.
The Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.