Saturday, February 27, 2016

Weekend Roundup

    Roger B. Taney (credit)
  • Randall Lesaffer, Professor of Legal History at Tilburg Law School, reviews the history of Dutch-Belgian land swaps on OUPblog.
  • Seth Barrett Tillman, in the Baltimore Sun, on whether Ex parte Merryman speaks to whether Taney’s statue (right) should remain on public view 
  • Paul Finkelman on HuffPo on whether Ted Cruz is a “natural born citizen.”
  • We all know that in 2013 US tax historians rose to the occasion of their great centennials, that of the Sixteenth Amendment and the Revenue Act of 1913.  Now come the Canadians: “Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the Canadian Tax Foundation are planning a special centennial publication to mark the 100th anniversary of the Income Tax Act,” writes Canadian Legal History Blog
  • The legal historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Kenneth Mack participated in a discussion at the Harvard Law School on “an international legal effort now underway in the Caribbean to hold European nations that engaged in that region’s slave trade accountable to the modern-day descendants of those slaves.”  H/t: Harvard Gazette
  • Princeton University's School of Architecture is sponsoring a series of lectures called Detroit 101.  It asks, "Is the contemporary narrative of Detroit based on a fact or fiction?"  The topics are Arts & Image, Urbanism & Design, The Arts of Urban Transition, Philanthropy & Public Policy, and History, Race and Real Estate, a topic upon which Thomas Sugrue, NYU, will, with others, address.
 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.