Saturday, October 23, 2021

Weekend Roundup

  • We have word of two upcoming events sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society.  On  “November 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Society will host A Virtual Conversation - The Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment with Randy Barnett and Evan Bernick.  The discussion will be based on their newly published book, The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit. On December 8, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Society will host Making Minimum Wage: Elsie Parrish v. The West Coast Hotel Company: A Lecture by Helen Knowles.  The lecture is inspired by her newly published book, Making Minimum Wage: Elsie Parrish v. The West Coast Hotel Company.”  Both are free to all and will be held over Zoom.
  • The Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory has announced “a new lecture series, the Max Planck Lectures in Legal History and Legal Theory.  Six times a year, renowned scholars in the fields of legal history and legal theory are invited to present their current research.  The lectures are open to the public and will be held at 4.15 pm (on changing weekdays) at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory.” 
  • New in the latest issue of the Journal of American History: “There isn't no trouble at all if the state law would keep out”: Indigenous People and New York's Carceral State by Christopher Clements.  The article “examines the history of racialized policing practices, jurisdictional disputes, and tribal governance in and around reservation communities in New York. Focusing primarily on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, which straddles the U.S.- Canada border, he asks how carceral state development affected Indigenous people and lands and how carcerality intertwined with settler colonialism during the first half of the twentieth century.”
  • Martti Koskenniemi, Professor of International Law (emeritus) University of Helsinki, will speak in the Global Forum Seminar of the School of Governance, Law and Society of Tallinn University on Expansion of International Legal History: Recent Debates on November 23, 2021, 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Yesterday the University at Buffalo Law School held the panel discussion “Sex, Solicitation, and the Supreme Court: Remembering People v. Uplinger.”  The session addressed “the ordeal of Robert Uplinger, a gay man who was arrested in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood in 1981 after propositioning another man on the steps of the Lenox Hotel. The other person turned out to be an undercover police officer, and Uplinger was charged with violating a state law prohibiting loitering ‘for the purpose to engage in deviate sexual intercourse.’” More
  • We just learned of the Duke Center for Firearms Law’s Repository of Historical Gun Laws, “a searchable database of gun laws from the medieval age to 1776 in England and from the colonial era to the middle of the twentieth century in the United States.”
  • ICYMI: An illustrated history of vaccine mandates in the United States (Chicago Tribune). Inside the Robert Caro Archive (Gothamist)(H/t: JQB).

 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.