Saturday, December 21, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • From the Washington Post's Retropolis section, a profile of Mitsuye Endo, the under-appreciated Japanese-American citizen whose legal challenge to the Japanese American internment "forced the government to close the camps and allowed thousands of Japanese Americans to return to the West Coast."  
  • Speaking of unlawful confinement, the History Office of the Federal Judicial Center has posted this introduction to federal habeas corpus jurisdiction. To its bibliography we would add Amanda Tyler's Habeas Corpus in Wartime (2017) and Eric Freedman's Making Habeas Work (2018).
  • In individual posts we have mentioned several of the articles in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review's May 2019 symposium on administrative constitutionalism. The full symposium is now available here. It includes contributions by Karen M. Tani (University of California, Berkeley), Gregory Ablavsky (Stanford University), Joanna L. Grisinger (Northwestern University), Sophia Z. Lee (University of Pennsylvania), Jeremy K. Kessler (Columbia University), Bertral L. Ross II (University of California, Berkeley), William J. Novak (University of Michigan), Cary Coglianese (University of Pennsylvania), and William N. Eskridge, Jr. (Yale Law School). 
  • Writing for JOTWELL's Contracts section, Daniel Barnhizer (Michigan State University) has posted an admiring review of "Cheating Pays," by legal historian Emily Kadens (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law). The article, which was based on a historical case study, appeared in Volume 119 of the Columbia Law Review.
  • The blog of the Cato Institute has Roger Pilon’s notice of David N. Mayer, who died last month.  Mayer, professor emeritus of law and history at the Capital Law School, was the author of The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson (University of Virginia Press, 1994).
  • In the op-ed section of the New York Times: Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Georgia State University) reminds readers that "Women Have Always Had Abortions."  
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.