Saturday, October 9, 2021

Weekend Roundup

  • SUNY Oswego nicely profiles political science professor Helen Knowles and her book, Making Minimum Wage: Elsie Parrish versus the West Coast Hotel Company.
  • Over at JOTWELL, Steve Vladeck (University of Texas at Austin School of Law) reviews Jonathan R. SiegelHabeas, History, and Hermeneutics.  In Constitutional Commentary, Kellen Funk reviews Jack N. Rakove's Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience: The Radical Significance of Free Exercise of Religion and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan’s Church State Corporation: Construing Religion in US Law.  And, in The Nation, Richard Kreitner reviews James Oakes’s The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution.
  • Daniel A. Farber discusses on the history of the war powers, as part of a series of posts on his book, Contested Ground: How to Understand the Limits of Presidential Powers (Volokh Conspiracy).
  • The SEC Historical Society has announced a live webcast, A Decade of SEC Enforcement Specialization, on Tuesday, October 12, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM (EDT).  It commemorates the creation of specialized units within the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission for asset management; market abuse; structured and new products; foreign corrupt practices; and municipal securities and public pensions. (A cybersecurity unit was added later.)
  • The CFP for the annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop is here.
  • ICYMI: Tina Ngata on New Zealand’s reception of Johnson v. M’Intosh’s discovery doctrine in Wi Parata v. Bishop of Wellington (1877) (Red Pepper).  Will Supreme Court Justice Joseph Bradley's name come down from a building at Rutgers-Newark? ( (gated). Sarah Pruitt on How the Salem Witch Trials Influenced the American Legal System (History Channel)

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