Saturday, September 10, 2016

Weekend Roundup

    • The September 2016 newsletter of the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit is here.  Among other things, it announces the release of two new oral histories and brief notices of the Society's co-Historians, Maeva Marcus and Daniel Ernst
    • "What are some of the most significant legal history dates in Pennsylvania?" asks the Chester County lawyer Samuel C. Stretton.
    • Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, formerly legal affairs correspondent for the Irish Times, has published The Supreme Court (Penguin).  It recounts “the judges, the decisions, the rifts and the rivalries-the gripping inside story of the institution that has shaped Ireland."  Here's a glimpse of the book launch.
    • Paul A. Kramer, Vanderbilt University, has published an essay in Slate Magazine "on the tradeoffs between war and natural disaster preparation, relief and rescue—and the blurring between them—using the case of Hurricane Katrina."  Martial law and military policing figure in the essay.
    Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.

    Update: Link to the newsletter of the DC Circuit historical Society now fixed.  H/t: Anonymous.