Saturday, March 21, 2015

Weekend Roundup

Hong Yen Chang (credit)
  • The California Supreme Court’s reversal on Monday of its 1890 decision denying Hong Yen Chang’s application to the bar generated several news reports, including one in the Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, the Yale Alumni Magazine, and on NPR.  UC Davis Law's APALSA student group describes the work of  its Hong Yen Chang Project, in advocating for the reversal here
  • On Monday, April 20, the Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, Illinois, will host a session in the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission’s History on Trial series devoted to the Alton School Cases, “a series of seven circuit court trials and five Illinois Supreme Court appeals from 1897 to 1908, in which Scott Bibb, an African-American father of two school-age children, resisted the newly imposed racial segregation in the Alton school system.” More and hat tip:
  • Over at her Wartime blog, LHB Founder Mary Dudziak reflects on Edward S. Corwin's notion of "totality" in his book on the World War II state, Total War and the Constitution.
  • A study of the legal history of Clermont County, Kansas, is underway, according to this report  in the Clermont Sun.
  • On May 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society will open its thirteenth (virtual) gallery.  Curated by Teresa Koncick, The Open Door: Roles of Women in Securities Regulation “looks at the roles and progressive participation of women in two key and contemporaneous regulatory agencies–the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA)–from the 1930s to the 2000s.”
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.