Saturday, June 10, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • Congratulations to Penn Law's Sarah Barringer Gordon on being appointed the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress for the fall semester of 2017.
  • Over at Balkinization, Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School) urges someone to write a history of "'working the refs,' meaning the Supreme Court, by framing issues before the Court not as raising contestable legal questions on which the author is taking a side, but as presenting the Court with an opportunity to take a stance on some collateral issue."
  • ICYMI:  David Bernstein and Calvin TerBeek continue their exchanges on the intellectual history of originalism on The Faculty Lounge.  And, on the subject of the intellectual (and political) history of originalism, Logan E. Sawyer’s Principle and Politics in the New History of Originalism, is available now as an advance article on the website of the American Journal of Legal History and is forthcoming in the AJLH’s next volume.  Another AJLH advance article: The Poll Tax before Jim Crow, by Brian Sawers.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.