Saturday, April 8, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • Legal Scholarship Blog tells us that earlier this week Alexander “Sasha” Volokh, Emory University School of Law, presented "Suing Your Employer in 1798: A Dispatch from the Legal History Trenches."  And, next week, Maeva Marcus, the founding director of the Institute for Constitutional History, and the New York Times’s Adam Liptak will “discuss their insights into politics and the Supreme Court” at Oklahoma University.
  • Late last month, “Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) introduced the bipartisan Statutes at Large Modernization Act, H.R. 1729. This legislation will require the U.S. Statutes at Large to be placed online in a digital and searchable format, just like the U.S. Code. . . . Currently the U.S. Statutes at Large are not available online in a searchable, non-proprietary format."
  • ICYMI: Our Georgetown Law colleague Lawrence Solum has a series of posts on "The Case for Originalism" on his Legal Theory Blog.  The latest at this writing (with links to earlier posts) is here.  Professor Solum also has a some reflections on Professor Gienapp's latest and a reply by Michael Ramsey.  He also notes Professor Christopher Green’s comment on Judge Richard Posner’s reference to originalism in a recent opinion in Hively v. Ivy Tech.
 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.