Saturday, March 31, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • An article in Politico on the demoralization of workers in the federal government includes the report that officials at the National Archives and Records Administration forbid the presentation of a program on “the historic context of immigration to the United States because it might attract ‘unwanted attention’" and jeopardize NARA funding. 
  • We realized the other day that the Great Courses is marketing a lecture series by Douglas O. Linder, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, entitled The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us.  For many years, Professor Linder has performed an invaluable public service by gathering well-chosen materials on dazzling and ever-expanding collection of famous trials and making them available gratis.  If any professor deserves the patronage of the public for such a venture, he does!
  • Harvard Law School hosted a panel discussion on George H. Gadbois Jr.' Supreme Court of India: The Beginnings this past week, featuring LHB blogger Mitra Sharafi, Mark Tushnet, and Sugata Bose. The session was chaired by Vasujith Ram, co-editor of the book, which is a posthumous publication of Gadbois' 1965 PhD dissertation. Here is an obituary for George Gadbois, who passed away in 2017, by the other co-editor of the book, Vikram Raghavan. 
  • On May 8, the Supreme Court Historical Society and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation will cosponsor a conversation between Professors Randy Barnett and Richard Primus about Modes Of Constitutional InterpretationJudge Patricia A. Millett will moderate the discussion. 
  • ICYMI: Jed Shugerman and Ethan J. Leib, Fordham University School of Law, on the Take Care Clause and presidential pardons, in WaPo.  Also, we’ve previously noted the SSRN draft of Martin S. Lederman’s “The Law(?) of the Lincoln Assassination.”  The article is now out in the Columbia Law Review 118 (March 2018): 323-489.
 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.