Saturday, October 31, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • The National History Center’s next Congressional Briefing will be on the Voting Rights Act.  It will be held on December 4, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Cannon House Office Building.
  • Over at the Historical Society of the New York Courts, Frances Murray, former librarian of the New York Court of Appeals, is blogging on Anglo-Saxon Dooms.
  • The Society for History in the Federal Government seeks nominations for the Henry Adams Award and George Pendleton Award, book prizes that seek "to encourage excellence in the broad field of US government history."  H/t: H-Law
  • Indian Country reports that  Gregory Ablavsky, Bethany R. Berger, Ned Blackhawk, Daniel Carpenter, Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Maggie McKinley, and Joseph William Singer have filed an amicus brief in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.  The amici are “historians and legal scholars whose scholarship focuses on Indian law and Indian legal history, including the history of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction.” 
  • Claudio Saunt, University of Georgia, History, on the Trail of Tears as Mass Deportation a la Trump via HNN.
  • In the Law Times, Philip Girard, Osgoode Hall Law School, urges the new Canadian government “to fix [a] long-troubled judicial selection process.”
  • The SEC Historical Society's new gallery, devoted to the regulation of municipal securities, will go online on December 1. 
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.