Saturday, May 16, 2020

Weekend Roundup

  • The 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellows have been announced. They include Rohit De, our guest blogger this month.
Stephen Field, J. (LC)
  • The Supreme Court Historical Society has announced the acquisition of Stephen Field’s Docket Book for the 1885 Term.
  • A historian’s and legal scholar’s amicus brief in support of the claim that people born in US territories have a constitutional right to US citizenship has been filed in Fitisemanu v United States (10th Cir.).
  • The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking expressions of interest from its membership to fill a vacancy on the SS Daisy Legal History Committee, created for “the preservation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s legal heritage,” by May 19.
  • ICYMI: Jed Shugerman on the Founders and the president’s finances (WaPo).  The Corrupt Bargain,” Eric Foner’s review essay on the Electoral College in the London Review of Books. Princeton's obituary of John Murrin and WaPo's of Barbara Babcock.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.