Saturday, May 4, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • If you'd like to see how legal historians' scholarship figured in the recently decided Emoluments Clause decision Blumenthal v. Trump, Judge Sullivan's decision is here.  I was pleased to note the Judge's particular reliance on the scholarship of my Georgetown Law colleague John Mikhail.   Marcia Coyle discusses the historians' brief in the case in the National Law Journal.  H/t DV.  --DRE 
  • We have received a call for papers from the Theory and History of Law Center of the University of Lisbon on the 250th anniversary of what our computer somewhat dubiously translates from the Portuguese as “A Good Reason Law of August 18, 1769.”  Deadline is May 31, 2019. 
  •  The Historical Society of the New York Courts has posted an excerpt from Paul McGrath's "People v. Croswell: Alexander Hamilton and the Transformation of the Common Law of Libel," which originally appeared in Judicial Notice, the Society's journal, available here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.