Saturday, August 15, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • Guest blogger Sarah Barringer Gordon's new research on church and state in early America has the enthusiastic endorsement of the Economist's Erasmus blog.
  •  “Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present,” a “three-day conference exploring the history of controlling sexuality and reproduction,” concluded this week at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta).  Paul Lombardo (Georgia State University College of Law) keynoted. H/t: Lehbridge Herald
  • ICYMI:  In a New York Times op-ed, Robby and Michael Meeropol argue that the recently unsealed grand jury testimony in the Rosenberg case shows that the prosecution of their mother Ethel Rosenberg was tainted by perjured testimony.  Our post on the release of the testimony is here.
  • Over at Balkinization, Stephen Griffin (Tulane) has started a series of posts on "The New Originalism and Living Constitutionalism." The first one is here. H/t: Saul Cornell
  • Legal historian Kyle Graham, author of the incomparable law blog noncuratlex, is leaving academia to return to private practice. Read his heartfelt "goodbye" note here. (KMT)
  • From Inside Higher Ed: why history PhDs may want to consider careers in the federal government.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.