Saturday, August 11, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • Greg Kaster, Gustavus Adolphus University, reflects on his participation in the NEH Summer Institute on Slavery and the Constitution, directed by Paul Benson and Paul Finkelman.
  •  Ronald Collins & David Hudson have a special issue of First Amendment News devoted to 38 Women Who Argued First Amendment Free Expression Cases in the Supreme Court: 1880-2018.  The essay draws upon studies by Julie Silverbrook, Emma Shainwald, Marlene Trestman, and Clare Cushman.  And don't forget Mary L. Clark’s "Women as Supreme Court Advocates, 1879-1979,” Journal of Supreme Court History (2005).
  • From the Washington Post's "Made by History" Section: Torrie Hester (Saint Louis University), Mary E. Mendoza (Penn State University), Deirdre Moloney (author of National Insecurities) and Mae Ngai (Columbia University) comment on a new proposal from the Trump Administration that would essentially punish legal immigrants for being poor; Julian Maxwell Hayter (University of Richmond) on the controversies over Confederate monuments and why "our history educations must be better"; Rachel Louise Moran (University of Texas) discusses why American policy is leaving millions hungry; and much more.  
  • Past Punditry is streaming a new podcast, A12. Created by UVA Miller Center historian Nicole Hemmer, the podcast is about what happened last August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the history behind it. 
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.