- Via the New Books Network, an interview with Samantha Barbas (University at Buffalo School of Law) about The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade (University of Chicago Press, 2021).
- Over at the Law and Political Economy blog, you'll find a symposium on Destin Jenkins's Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City (University of Chicago Press, 2021)
- Balkinization has convened an online symposium on James E. Pfander's Cases Without Controversies: Uncontested Adjudication in Article III Courts (Oxford University Press, 2021). Here's a post by Amanda Tyler (UC Berkeley). Other contributors include Tara Grove (Alabama), Robert Pushaw (Pepperdine), Fred Smith (Emory), Kevin Walsh (Richmond), and Diego Zambrano (Stanford).
- From the Washington Post's "Made by History" section: Texas’s restrictive new abortion law eerily echoes the witch hunts of centuries ago."
- prohibition in the 1850s on the podcast, Unsung History, hosted by Kelly Therese Pollock.
- ICYMI: The medievalist Susan Reynolds has died (The Guardian). Akhil Reed Amar’s The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840, is reviewed in the Roanoke Times.
- The fall 2021 line-up in the Washington History Seminar is out. Presenters include: Mia Bay, Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance; Elizabeth Shermer, Indentured Students: How Government-Guaranteed Loans Left Generations Drowning in College Debt; Mark Bradley and [LHB Founder] Mary Dudziak, Making the Forever War: Marilyn B. Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism; Thomas Guglielmo, Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America’s World War II Military; Linda Colley, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World; Kate Larson, Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer; and Caley Horan, Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America.
- And, in Second Amendment news, according to Judge Richard Gardiner of the Fairfax County [Virginia] Circuit Court, “going armed” in the 1328 English Statute of Northampton did not mean "packing heat." It meant "wearing armor." More.
- Robert A. James, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, has posted Holmes In Nature and Across Time, a review of The Black Book of Justice Holmes
(2021), edited by Michael F. Hoeflich and Ross E. Davies.
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