Saturday, September 30, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • Next week's events sponsored or, as we assume in this case, co-sponsored by the Law and Public Affairs program at Princeton University include, on Wednesday, October 4, a session of the Workshop in Constitutional Development on "Dominus before Domination: Harriet Jacobs on Property and Slavery," by Desmond Jagmohan, Princeton University, and "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Alternative Tradition of Conservative Constitutional Theory, 1954-1980," by Ken I. Kersh, Boston College. (We don't believe the event is open to the public, but it is still of interest.)
  •  ICYMI: Penn Law's press release on the lateral hiring of Herbert Hovenkamp.
  • Big news recently in India with the Supreme Court's ruling that the triple talaq (in Muslim personal law) is unconstitutional. Here is the full 395-page decision. Zubair Abbasi offers a summary and reflections on Shariasource. 
  • Also on the history of the personal law system in India: LHB blogger Mitra Sharafi's op-ed in the Times of India.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.