Saturday, February 11, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • From the Washington Post: "America got a civics lesson Tuesday night when Senate Republicans used an obscure rule to shut down a speech by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that criticized Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the nominee for attorney general." They got a legal history lesson, too -- on the origins of Rule 19. More on the same topic in the New York Times op-ed section, via contributors James Grimmelmann (Cornell Tech) and Jan Ellen Lewis (Rutgers-Newark).
  • Have we mentioned that legal historian Jed Shugerman (Fordham) now has a blog? The latest installment dusts off the old English writ of quo warranto and asks how state attorneys general might use quo warranto proceedings today to enforce the Emoluments Clause.
  • Ana Delić, Tilburg University, posted a report on the conference  International Law and the Long Nineteenth Century (University of Leuven, November 24-25, 2016), on the blog of the  European Society for Comparative Legal History.
  • Which reminds us: On Valentine's Day at 4:30 in the ceremonial courtroom of the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington, DC: "National Security and Reporter's Privilege," a reenactment of the oral argument in In re Judith Miller, sponsored by the Historical Society of the DC Circuit.
  • Also on Valentine's Day, "Denison University’s Department of History welcomes historian and legal scholar Barbara Young Welke presenting 'Law and the Borders of Belonging' at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, in the lecture hall at Burton D. Morgan Center."  More.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.