Saturday, May 9, 2020

Weekend Roundup

  • Floyd Abrams reviews Wendell Bird’s The Revolution in Freedoms of Press and Speech: From Blackstone to the First Amendment and Fox’s Libel Act” over at First Amendment News.
  • The Federal Judicial Center has arranged its collection of its Notable Federal Trials series in this nifty timeline.  
Robert A. Taft (LC)
  • Sure, you're on lock down, but that doesn't mean you can't (virtually) browse the George Wythe Room at the Wolf Law Library at William & Mary.  H/t: Tom McSweeney.
  • A more accessible version of John Fabian Witt's lecture on the legal history of infectious diseases is here.
  • Over at the Legal History Miscellany: Can you steal a peacock? A post by Krista J. Kesselring on animals in early modern law.
  • The Hoover-Roosevelt Transition premiers on the Facebook page of the FDR Library on Wednesday, May 13.  FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow and Hoover Library Director Thomas Schwartz discuss the relationship between FDR and HH “during the 1932 campaign and the transition between their presidencies, examining their different philosophies in the role of government and the protection of individual liberty and freedom. Followed by a Q&A in the comments.
  • The Tagore Law Lectures (1870-1986) are now available here on the University of Calcutta Digital Library.
  • And also on South Asia: check out this Twitter thread by Kalyani Ramnath (@kalramnath) on epidemics, contagion, migration, and law.
    Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.