Saturday, January 25, 2020

Weekend Roundup

  • With the help of Michael J. Wishnie and his clinic students at Yale Law School, a powerhouse group of legal historians has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam. Signers include Lauren Benton, Barbara Aronstein Black, Paul Brand, Kevin Costello, Christine Desan, Lisa Ford, Eric Freedman, Robert Gordon, Thomas Green, Paul Halliday, Hendrik Hartog, Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Stanley Katz, David Lieberman, Michael Lobban, Bernadette Meyler, Eben Moglen, Hannah Weiss Muller, James Oldham, Wilfred Priest, Jonathan Rose, David J. Seipp, and John Fabian Witt.  
  • The Ipse Dixit podcast has posted an episode on antitrust history, featuring Christopher L. Sagers (Cleveland-Marshall School of Law).  
  • HNN's interview of Chilton Varner, the president of the Supreme Court Historical Society, is here.
  • Martti Koskenniemi presents "What is the History of International Law a History of?" to the  EuroStorie research seminar at the University of Helsinki on January 31.  More.
  • Via HNN, here is a report on an American Historical Association panel on the history of presidential misconduct, with Kathryn Olmstead, Kevin M. Kruse, Jeremi Suri, and James M. Banner, Jr., based on the book, Presidential Misconduct: From George Washington to Today, ed. Banner (New Press, 2019). 
  • Andrew Delbanco, the author of The War before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, speaks at the FDR Presidential Library at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
  • A response to Guest blogger David S. Schwartz's guest blogposts here in December--by Michael Ramsey on the Originalism Blog here, with a response to the response by David Schwartz here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.