Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • "Donald Trump’s lawyer was right: In some places, raping your wife is still treated like a minor offense" -- so says legal historian Jill Hasday (University of Minnesota) in an op-ed in the Washington Post.
  •  The John Jay College of Criminal Justice will hold its Law and Literature Conference from October 30 to November 1, 2015. This year's conference "will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law." (Hat tip: Legal Scholarship Blog)
  • From History News Network: Medievalist Gillian Pollack reminds us that the Magna Carta was "not the first written document of its kind" and historian Corey Brooks (York College) weighs in on the drive to remove the Maryland State House's monument to former Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney.
  • At In Custodia Legis, the spotlight is on Civil Law systems. Foreign law specialist Eduardo Soares highlights resources from the Library of Congress's collection.
  • The website MLive’s appreciation of the late David Edward Kyvig is here.
  • The Faculty Lounge is hosting a blog symposium on Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman. A post by historian Matthew Crow (Hobart and William Smith College) is here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.