Saturday, July 11, 2020

Weekend Roundup

Charles Sumner (LC)
  • Lucy Salyer (University of New Hampshire) posted "'It Has Not Been My Habit to Yield': Charles Sumner and the Fight for Equal Naturalization Rights" (HNN).
  • Mary Ziegler (Florida State Law) on June Medical Service on NPR and in The Atlantic.
  • Caroline Fredrickson reviews Sara Mayeux’s Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America (Washington Monthly). 
  • The US Supreme Court's engrossed dockets from 1791 to 1995 are available here.  H/t: @SCOTUSPlaces.
  • Larry Tye discusses Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy with Terry Gross on Fresh Air (WAMU). 
  • Law Book Exchange has circulated a catalogue on Legal Education. 
  • Harvard Law School has launched the new Journal of Islamic Law. It's a peer-reviewed, online journal with a special interest in data science tools and primary sources.
  • The Historical Society of the New York Courts has posted a new podcast, a discussion about Chancellor James Kent with the Hon. Robert S. Smith.
  • Jed Handelsman Shugerman (Fordham Law) on "The Imaginary Unitary Executive" (Lawfare)Josh Blackman (South Texas College of Law Houston) takes issue with Chief Justice Roberts's references to Aaron Burr’s treason trials in Trump v. Vance  (SCOTUSBlog).  Kristin E. Tremper, a Ph.D. Candidate at Lehigh, offers a brief history of the Founders and public health (Salon).  Stephen B. Presser asks whether George Washington would have worn a mask (Newsmax).  And apparently Stone Mountain isn't going anywhere.  Ugh.
 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.