Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weekend Roundup

  • Kenneth Mack, Harvard Law School, was on the Charlie Rose Show on President's Day to discuss the history of the presidency.  View him here.  
  • Opportunities to observe the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the Washington, DC, area (more or less) abound on Wednesday, February 26.  In the morning, the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia hosts Bob Moses, who will speak on the topic Fifty Years After Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Center.  Then hop in your car and drive north for a program sponsored by the Historical Society of the DC Circuit that starts at 4:30.  Attorney General Eric Holder will be the principal speaker, with reflections by Deputy U.S. Marshal (ret.) Richard Kirkland Bowden.  The program will take place in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the E. Barrett Prettyman US Courthouse.
  • Alfred Brophy’s review of Brian Z. Tamanaha’s Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging, in 92 Tex. L. Rev. 383-411, is here.
  • "The founding fathers and climate change"? The Environment, Law and History blog (run by David Schorr) highlights new work by Raphael Calel
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.