Sunday, February 21, 2016

(Not the) Sunday Book Roundup

Emily Prifogle is otherwise occupied this weekend, but we want to note Lucas A. Powe Jr.’s list of eight books on Supreme Court nominations in today’s Washington Post: Ethan Bronner’s Battle for Justice; Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson’s Strange Justice, Clarence Thomas’s My Grandfather’s Son; John Anthony Maltese's Selling of Supreme Court Nominees, Melvin Urofsky’s Louis D. Brandeis, Roger K. Newman’s Hugo Black, Laura Kalman’s Abe Fortas, and Mark V. Tushnet’s Making Constitutional Law.  Also, Patricia Bell-Scott’s Firebrand and the First Lady (on the friendship of Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt) is reviewed in the New York Times Book Review, John Mack Faragher’s Eternity Street, which “explores the violent past of Los Angeles,” is reviewed in the Chicago Tribune; and Samuel Moyn discusses his Christian Human Rights on New Books in History.  Finally, in an essay posted on SSRN and forthcoming in the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, Timothy K. Armstrong, University of Cincinnati College of Law, reviews The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle by Peter Baldwin (Princeton University Press, 2014), and Copyfight: The Global Politics of Digital Copyright Reform by Blayne Haggart (University of Toronto Press, 2014).