Saturday, January 1, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • Episode 8 of the podcast Advocates features legal historian Carlton Larson (UC Davis Law). He "describes how the Founding Fathers of America, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Wilson, were as lawyers and advocates. He also dips into the career of Abraham Lincoln as lawyer and advocate."
  • University of Chicago Federalist Society has created a writing prize for “members of the Federalist Society anywhere in the country so long as they do not have an extensive history of academic publication.”  This year's topic: “Does originalism still work?” (H/t: Will Baude in The Volokh Conspiracy.) 
  • New online (and ungated) from Law and History Review and Cambridge Core: Policing Jim Crow America: Enforcers’ Agency and Structural Transformations, by Anthony Gregory.  It is “a critical historiographical essay animated by the research question of how the decisions of police and sheriffs illuminated and drove the transformation of white supremacy through different forms from emancipation to the end of Jim Crow segregation.”
  •  Update: Here is Katharine Q. Seelye’s NYT obituary for Karen Ferguson, “director of the Nader-backed Pension Rights Center in Washington for more than four decades.”
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.