Saturday, November 1, 2014

Weekend Roundup

  • And Washington, DC: "It may look like any other crinkly piece of paper under glass, but Magna Carta is to constitutional law what Louis Armstrong was to the trumpet."  So Geoff Edgers of the Washington Post commences a story in tomorrow's paper comparing the 1297 copy at the National Archives and the 1215 Lincoln Cathedral version that visits the nation's capital on Thursday (when, as it happens, many of the area's historians will be leaving town for the ASLH meeting in Denver).
  • "A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating Helen M. Gougar is scheduled for Monday, November 10, 2014" in Layfayette, IN.  Gougar was an early Indiana female lawyer and suffragist.  Hat tip: Inside Indiana Business.
  • At the University of Oklahoma, Norman: “Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood is the keynote dinner speaker for the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage symposium, ‘The People, the Congress and the Constitution.’”
  • From the latest issue of Revista de Estudios Sociales: Mario Alberto Cajas Saria (Icesi Law School) on the Colombian Supreme Court and its judicial review under the military rule in 1953 (the abstract is available in English, but the full text is in Spanish).
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.