Saturday, July 14, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • Aditi Bagchi, Fordham Law, reviews Anne Fleming’s City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance, on Jotwell.  “Fleming ably guides us through the vicissitudes of regulating the small loan industry,” Professor Bagchi writes.  “We do not emerge with any clear sense of a regulatory solution. Instead, we learn the limits of bettering a transaction by way of contractual limitations.” 
  • Also on JOTWELL, Reuel Schiller (UC Hastings) recommends Kim Phillips-Fein's Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (2017). "Fear City is not only a page-turning political history of the fiscal crisis," Schiller writes. "Phillips-Fein has also written an exceptional piece of legal history. Indeed, law courses through the veins of this book. Be it bankruptcy law, the law of municipal finance and taxation, or constitutional law, legal concepts are the armature upon which the story of the fiscal crisis hangs."
  • On Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm at Shaw Library in Washington, DC, "Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Schoenfeld of Prologue DC will explore the long history of displacement, race, and real estate in D.C. Learn about the demands of black home seekers, civil rights attorneys, and fair housing advocates, and the legacy of their efforts."  H/t: DC Public Libraries.
  • Via Seth Barrett Tillman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, here is an updated list of all the major filings in the various foreign emoluments clause cases. 
  Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.