Saturday, October 24, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • The Oxford University Press's relaunch of the American Journal of Legal History continues with an alert service that will email the table of contents for an issue as soon as the issue goes online.  Sign up here, especially if you just can't wait for us to post it on LHB.  (Do note the privacy agreement on the webpage.)
  • We haven’t seen “Bridge of Spies” yet, but we're told that the plot involves the swap of the KGB agent Colonel Rudolf Abel for U-2 pilot Gary Powers.  Jeffrey Kahn, SMU Dedham School of Law, published an article about Abel’s trial, The Case of Colonel Abel, in the Journal of National Security Law and Policy in 2011.  Professor Kahn wrote about the case in the Washington Post yesterday.  His recent interview with Bloomberg Radio about it is available in seventeen- and three-minute versions.  You can catch him with other speakers as part of Hiding in Plain Sight: The Brooklyn Trial of KGB Spy Rudolf Abel, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST), Brooklyn, NY.
  • From Slate: Priya Satia (Stanford University) explains why "medieval English laws matter in legal debates about gun control in the United States today" and why it's so important to "get the history right." (H/t: Saul Cornell)
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.