Saturday, January 20, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • "On Sunday, Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m., Greenwich Library partners with the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich to bring Yale Professor Rohit De to Greenwich Library. De will discuss India’s Living Constitution. The event will be held in the Library’s Cole Auditorium.”  H/t: Greenwich Sentinel.  
  • The Historical Society of the DC Circuit has announced the opening, twenty years after his death, of its oral history of Charles R. Richey (1923-1997), a Nixon appointee, in 1971, to the US District Court for the District of Columbia.  The Association of Trial Lawyers of America named him Outstanding Federal Trial Judge in 1979.  According to the Historical Society website, “Poverty shaped him....  His parents were so poor that the best they could afford for Christmas was a used basketball. In his first year at Case Western Reserve Law School, he worked five jobs, including at a funeral home, to make ends meet. He only took courses whose books he could afford.”  Judge Richey's oral history is available here.
  • Michael Stolleis has posted an appreciation of Marie Theres Fögen, a Romanist and Byzantine legal historian who edited Rechtshistorisches Journal and directed the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History.
  • Over at Concurring Opinions, Ronald K. L. Collins devotes one of his First Amendment News posts to legal history, including Leonard Levy, Murray Gurfein, and Gilbert Roe.
  • C-SPAN will air two panels sponsored by the National History Center at the recently concludied annual meet of the American Historical Association, “History and Public Policy Centers” and “Documenting the History of the First Federal Congress.”  Check here for listings.
  • Stanford Law turns 125 this year.  Here's news of the celebration.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.