Saturday, July 28, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • Greg Taylor, University of Adelaide School of Law, has posted The Grand Jury of New Zealand, which appeared in LAWTALK 919 (July 2018): “Little is remembered of the grand jury of New Zealand nowadays, but it existed within living memory – after 118 years of operation starting in 1844, the last grand jury sat in Gisborne on 28 November 1961. As late as July 1961 a grand jury in Hamilton refused to permit a prosecution against an electricity worker for failing to provide the necessary safety equipment and thereby causing the death of a worker.”
  • From "Talking Points Memo": Gregory Downs (UC Davis) on the 150-year history of today's voter suppression tactics.
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