Saturday, February 18, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • M. C. Mirow, Florida International University College of Law, has posted The History of the Florida Supreme Court, Volume 0, which appears in 2017 Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Review 12.  The “article describes the challenges to writing the history of Florida's colonial courts in the Spanish and British periods from 1513 to 1821. These courts are an important yet understudied aspect of Florida legal history.” 
  • The finalists for the $50,000 George Washington Prize, sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Washington College, have been announced.  They include Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (Liveright Publishing); and Michael J. Klarman, The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution (Oxford University Press).
  •  Our colleague Wallace Mlyniec recently drew our attention to the death last weekend of Clinton Bamberger, who “represented John Brady in the Maryland Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court in Brady v. Maryland,” “worked tirelessly in the U.S. and South Africa to make legal services accessible to individuals and families in crisis, and was the director of the Office of Economic Opportunity’s legal services program before the creation of the Legal Services Corporation.  He also was a pioneering clinical legal educator.”  The Baltimore Sun’s obituary is here; the New York Times's is here.  An oral history interview is here.  And his papers (including those related to Brady) are in the National Equal Justice Library at the Georgetown University Law Center.
  •  From the website of the DC Circuit Historical Society: "Hogan Lovells is hosting a celebration of [the life and work of  E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr.] on February 23rd at 555 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. . . .  RSVP to Angela Carter at 202-637-6926."
  • The History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center: announces Sources and Methods, "a new platform that showcases fresh archival evidence and presents new insights into contemporary international history."
  • ICYMI: "11 Top Constitutional Law Experts React to White House Stephen Miller’s Rejection of 'Judicial Supremacy'” on Just Security; the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse has released all available documents in United States v. Fred C. Trump, Donald Trump, and Trump Management, Inc. (73-1529;  E.D.N.Y. ).
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.