Saturday, December 6, 2014

Weekend Roundup

  • Over at Concurring Opinions, Ronald K. L. Collins continues his posts on Judge Richard Posner. In this one and this one Judge Posner responds to questions from Collins and others.
  • More on the YLS exhibit, “Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library.”
  • We recently learned of "O Say Can You See: Early Washington DC Law and Family Project."  It "explores multigenerational black and white family networks in early Washington, D.C., by collecting, digitizing, making accessible, and analyzing over 4,000 case files from the D.C. court from 1808 to 1815, records of Maryland courts, and related documents about these families. . . . We focus first on the landmark 1813 case Queen v. Hepburn, one of a handful of petitions for freedom from slavery heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, and a foundational case establishing the hearsay rule."  More.
  • From Slate's The Vault: a 1936 map from the District of Columbia’s Juvenile Court pinpointing the residencies of “juvenile delinquents.”
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.