Saturday, June 27, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • John Q. Barrett has announced on his “Jackson List” that Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard University, “will deliver Chautauqua Institution’s eleventh annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States.  Professor Tribe will give the Jackson Lecture on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. in Chautauqua’s Hall of Philosophy.” 
  • In light of the Chief Justice Roberts's opinion in King v. Burwell, I'm indulging in a reprise link to my posts on NFIB, which likened the Chief Justice to Charles Evans Hughes .  While I'm at it, I'll note, as someone who studies the role of lawyers within political institutions, that, in accounting for the ACA's "more than a few examples of inartful drafting," Chief Justice Roberts put the blame where it belongs, on the legislators, not the staffs of the House and Senate's legislative counsels.  DRE
  • The “best place to bone up on Chicago’s legal history”?  The Chicago Reader says it’s the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court archives.  “I’ve seen authors write biographies of Chicagoans, and they never came in to look at the court records,” [archivist Phil] Costello says. “I’m thinking, ‘I know we’ve got a probate file on that guy.’” 
  • Check out the Irish Legal History Society's spiffy new website.  H/t: @Law&HistoryReview
  • The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library has announced “a special digitization project made possible through the support of AT&T” that will bring “together for the first time the President's Master Speech File and the FDR Speech Audio Recordings and makes them available through FRANKLIN, the Library's online digital repository hosted by Marist College.” 
  • Mark Wayne Podvia, West Virginia University College of Law, has posted a history of the Legal History and Rare Books Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, written on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary.
  •  ICYMI: "The Man Who Lost the Gideon Case: An Interview with Bruce R. Jacob," on HNN.
  • On October 23, 2015, the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy will host a conference to mark the 30th anniversary of David Engel's The Oven Bird’s Song: Insiders, Outsiders, and Personal Injuries in an American Community.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.