Saturday, December 22, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • On October 16, 2018, Robert Tsai, American University College of Law, delivered What Might Have Been, the keynote lecture of a program on the 75th Anniversary of the Barnette decision at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY.  It is now up on YouTube.  The lecture draws upon Professor Tsai’s archival research on the switch between Gobitis to Barnette and especially Justice Jackson’s revisions of his opinion in the latter case.  He argues that Jackson should gone with his first instincts. Professor Tsai also discussed the cases in Reconsidering Gobitis: An Exercise in Presidential Leadership, 86 Wash. U. L. Rev. 363 (2008). 
  • The Institute for Justice has posted a podcast to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment.  The participants are Daniel Harawa, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Aderson Francois, Georgetown Law; Kurt Lash, University of Richmond School of Law; and Gerard Magliocca, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
  • Fahad Bishara and Cynthia Nicoletti discuss their ASLH-prize-winning books over at UVA Today.
  • An advance alert from Cambridge Core has brought news of the on-line publication of A Deep History of Chinese Shareholding, by Madeleine Zelin, Columbia University, in Law and History Review.  Also, no, you’re not going to make it through the final days of 2018 without yet another reference to Hamilton the musical.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.