Saturday, April 22, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • "Who among us," asks Richard Murphy, Texas Tech University School of Law, over at Notice & Comment Blog, "does not occasionally enjoy a forgotten nineteenth-century Supreme Court decision adopting a super-powerful form of deference that leaves our dear friend Chevron in the dust?"  The case in question is Peabody v. Stark, 83 U.S. 240 (1872).
  • The editors of State Crime invite papers for a special issue on State Crime and Colonialism The “special issue seeks to explore the relationships between state crime and colonialism. This includes the historical experiences of European colonialism and empire; settler colonialism and its ongoing impacts on Indigenous peoples; and the continuities of colonial violence."  H/t: Legal Scholarship Blog
  • Stephen D. Solomon spoke yesterday at the Lewes (DL) Public Library on his book Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech (St. Martin's Press, 2016).
  • ICYMI: A newly discovered parchment of the Declaration of Independence: did James Wilson had it inscribed?  Also, from the Washington Post: "Grappling with its history of slavery, Georgetown gathers descendants for a day of repentance."
  • Wanted: Citizen Historians to transcribe legal historical manuscripts at the UVA Law Library.
  • Daniel Platt, Brown University, for receiving the OAH’s Louis Pelzer Memorial Award, given  for the best essay in American history by a graduate student, for “Usury Reform and the Natures of Capital in the Progressive Era."  H/t: SB.