- Lauren Benton, President of the American Society for Legal History, 2020-2021, has announced that the annual meeting of the ASLH scheduled in New Orleans for November 4-7 is still on. In her email to ASLH members, she acknowledges that “the decision to attend is highly personal and contingent on many factors” and provides much information to help members make it. (A Twitter thread is here.)
- In JOTWELL's Legal History Section: Mary Ziegler (Florida State University College of Law) on Jennifer Holland's Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement (2020).
- Writing for the blog of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE), Elizabeth D. Katz (Washington University, St. Louis) discusses "Women’s 'Chilly Path' to the New York Judiciary."
- The American Bar Foundation has announced that its Research Director, Ajay Mehrotra, will leave the position next year. A former LHB Guest Blogger, Professor Mehrotra will remain a Research Professor at the ABF and will
continue his position as Professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He is the author of Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929 (Cambridge University Press, 2013) which won the Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Book Award for 2014.
- In the web-based Journal of the American Revolution: Haimo Li on Jefferson and Burke's attitudes towards the French Revolution.
- Over at legally_queer, "Public Parks and Police Entrapment of Gay Men."
- A recording of Sam Erman's Constitution Day lecture on Almost Citizens for the Supreme Court Historical Society is now available on YouTube.
- The FDR Presidential Library and Museum is sponsoring a virtual conference on October 12-15, 2021: Examining American Responses to the Holocaust: Digital Possibilities.
- ICYMI: Martha S. Jones's book deal (NYT). "A sheet of paper at Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library shows how a Black woman sought—and won—justice in 1791 America" (Columbia News).
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.