Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Book Roundup

The Law and Politics Book Review has put online a July book review of Finding Justice: A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland Since 1642 edited by Lynne A. Battaglia (Thompson Publishing).
"This engaging volume was produced as part of the Finding Justice Project, a collaborative effort among a small group of judges, lawyers, and legal academics to recover and illuminate neglected histories of women in law in Maryland. Sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Bar Association Foundation, the project sought to identify and learn about the work and lives of as many women lawyers as possible practicing in Maryland since 1642."
Stuart Banner reviews R.H. Hemlholz's Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice (Harvard University Press) for the Journal of Legal Education.

Concurring Opinions notes a review from the Journal of Legal Education: Duncan Farthing-Nichol reviews Justin O'Brien's The Triumph, Tragedy, and Lost Legacy of James M. Landis: A Life on Fire (Hart Publishing).

New Books adds an interview with Marc Simon Rodriguez, who discusses his new book, Rethinking the Chicano Movement (Routledge).

H-Net has a review of Tameka B. Hobbs's Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida (University Press of Florida).

The Washington Independent Review of Books offers a review of Baz Dreisinger's Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons around the World (Other Press).

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman (Harper) is reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

The Atlantic has a review of Daniel K. Williams's Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade (Oxford University Press). 
"In a new book, Defenders of the Unborn, the historian Daniel K. Williams looks at the first years of the self-described pro-life movement in the United States, focusing on the long-overlooked era before Roe. It’s somewhat surprising that the academy hasn’t produced such a history before now, although Williams says that’s partially because certain archives have only recently opened." 
The Federal Lawyer has a new issue posted, with a review of Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution by Harold H. Bruff (University of Chicago Press), alongside many others--all available here.