Saturday, May 19, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • “Two retired judges of the Supreme Court of Canada say 50 years is too long to seal internal court documents revealing the communications between judges on cases.”  More
  • Although we were aware that the Historical and Special Collections of the Harvard Law School Library had opened the papers of Stanley S. Surrey, we only recently realized that the manuscript memoir of this great tax scholar and policymaker, "Fifty Years [A Half-Century] with the Internal Revenue Code," is readable on-line
  • UCLA’s Luskin Center for History and Policy “is inviting proposals for innovative new research projects that have three defining qualities: (1) they bring historical analysis to bear on issues of contemporary political or social relevance; (2) they explicitly aim to contribute to solving an identifiable problem; and (3) they are collaborative in nature.”
  • And in Scottish legal history: new online resources by Rory MacLellan make more accessible the court and guild records of one Scottish town, the burgh of St. Andrews, 1550-1700.
  • Update: Former LHB Guest Blogger Mary Ziegler, Florida State Law, to NPR on the history of Title X and the gag rule.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.