Saturday, December 13, 2014

Weekend Roundup

  • The AllAfrica website carries an editorial from the Star responding to critics of the decision to devote part of the Supreme Court building in Kenya to a legal history museum.  “This new museum of legal history will show that justice systems existed in traditional societies before the arrival of the colonialists; both the positive and repressive aspects of our inherited British legal system; and the attempts after Independence to introduce a more progressive legal system culminating in the new constitution,” the Star editorialized.
  • Ronald Collins's interview of Judge Richard Posner continues over at Concurring Opinions.
  • Anthem Press, a London-based publisher, announces “a new educational app about King John in the run up to the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in 2015.”  Targeted at “A-level, IB diploma and undergraduate students,” he app “allows the student to record their own opinions and make notes” and has “a large number of essay questions” addressing “competing historical interpretations on King John.”  It will soon be available on iTunes.  
  • And, speaking of Magna Carta, via the Library of Congress Blog, here are Curator Nathan Dorn's five favorite picks from the Law Library of Congress's exhibition.
  • Don’t forget to sign up for the Winter 2015 Institute for Constitutional History Seminar, How Slavery Killed the Constitution of 1787, led by Kent Newmyer and R. B. Bernstein, at the New-York Historical Society, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2015.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.