Friday, August 18, 2017

JOTWELL roundup: on Pfander, Fortner, Hinton, Chused & Williams

As regular readers know, JOTWELL's Legal History section is a great source for identifying must-read work in our field. Lately I've noticed lots of other JOTWELL sections also calling attention to historical work. Here's a roundup:

Writing for the Courts Law section, Steve Vladeck has posted an admiring review of James Pfander's Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror (2017).

Writing for the Criminal Law section, Margareth Etienne directs readers to Michael Javen Fortner, Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment (2015).

A "Poverty Law" contribution, by Wendy Bach, flags Elizabeth Hinton's much-admired From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (2016).

And Janet Halley's review for the Family Law section takes up Richard Chused and Wendy Williams, Gendered Law in American History (2016).