Saturday, May 7, 2016

Weekend Roundup

Victoria Saker Woeste(ABF)
  • Congratulations to the legal historian (and LHB Guest BloggerVictoria Saker Woeste (right) for winning the Democratic nomination for Indiana House District 26 Tuesday night, with 58 percent of the vote.  Although this story takes a while to get around to acknowledging that Democrats had a primary too, both victors appear in the embedded video.
  •  The National History Center of the American Historical Association holds “a Congressional briefing on American drug policy and drug addiction epidemics in historical perspective” on Monday, May 9, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Cannon House Office Building, Room 121, Washington, DC.  The presenters are David Courtwright, University of North Florida, and Keith Wailoo, Princeton University. Alan Kraut, American University, moderates. 
  • The SS Daisy Legal History Committee of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will be hosting an official book launch at Masonic Temple on 24 May 2016 at 5:00 pm for its new edition of D. W. Prowse’s Manual of Magistrates in Newfoundland (1877), ed. Christopher Curran and Melvin Baker.  The publication “makes available to the Bar and to the public one of the ‘classics’ of Newfoundland’s 19th century legal literature,” which only had a print run of 100 and is now quite rare.  The editors provide an introductory essay and many illustrations.
 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.