Saturday, June 1, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • Over at Et Seq., Irene Gates, the project archivist at the Harvard Law School Library for the Justice Antonin Scalia papers, reports that items "that should be open next year includes the Justice’s pre-Supreme Court files (1970-1986); correspondence (through 1989 only); speaking engagement and event files (through 1989 only); photographs (circa 1982-2016); and miscellaneous files, such as subject files and articles about Scalia (1986-2016).”  H/t: JQB
  • A recent post by our friends at the Federal Judicial Center reminds us of its list of “Unsuccessful Nominations and Recess Appointments” to the federal judiciary.
  • Former LHB Guest Blogger Mary Ziegler, Florida State College of Law, discusses the history of the“fetal personhood” movement as part of a National Constitution Center podcast on Box v. Planned Parenthood.
  • According to Bucks Local News, “In a bold decision that will preserve the material record of American Revolutionary history and make it accessible to scholars across the globe,” the holdings of the David Library of the American Revolution will be relocated to the American Philosophical SocietyMore.
  • Some years back, Roman Hoyos observed that their flexibility as teachers allow many legal historians to contribute mightily to the law school curriculum.  The announcement of the 2019 Law Teaching awards at the University of Pennsylvania makes the point nicely.  Among the recipients were Sophia Lee, Serena Mayeri, and Herbert Hovenkamp.  --DRE
  •  ICYMI: Seven historians say Justice Clarence Thomas erred in writing in Box that “[f]rom the beginning, birth control and abortion were promoted as a means of effectuating eugenics."  (WaPo).  Also, Seth Barrett Tillman’s latest brief in the emoluments-clause litigation.  Finally, the Seattle University Law Review has published Berle X, the latest symposium inspired by the mid-twentieth-century law professor and government official Adolf Berle   I can especially recommend the contribution of my Georgetown Law colleague Robert Thompson.  --DRE
  • At The Conversation: Anne Fleming (Georgetown Law) on the relevance of "the history of small-dollar loans and their regulation" to recent proposals to curb predatory lending.; 
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.