Saturday, June 13, 2020

Weekend Roundup

  • LHB Founder Mary L. Dudziak on “George Floyd Moves the World: The Legacy of Racial Protest in America and the Imperative of Reform” (Foreign Affairs).  Calling out racism, “as have millions of Americans in the past week, does not undermine the nation by revealing its well-known failings to the rest of the world,” she writes.  “The world has known of these failings for centuries.”
  • Now online: The Docket, vol. 3, no. 2 (June, 2020), a special issue on the history and contemporary legacies of age of consent laws.
  • The Federal Judicial Center has been "live-tweeting" Schenck v. U.S (1919). 
  • Historians Matt Gabriele and Varsha Venkatsubramanian are hosting Drinking with Historians, a 30-minute Zoom conversation over drinks with a guest historian each Friday usually at 6pm ET. To catch Gautham Rao on July 3 and Karl Shoemaker on Aug.7, sign up here. More info here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.