Saturday, June 11, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • "The Unknown History of Reproductive Rights and Eugenics: From Skinner to Roe," a webinar co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Law Center and the Robert H. Jackson Society is now viewable on C-SPAN.  The participants were Victoria F. Nourse, Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Melissa Murray, Brad Snyder, and John Q. Barrett.
  • Geoffrey R. Kirsch, a doctoral candidate in Harvard's English Department, reviews The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution, by James Oakes, and The Broken Constitution: Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America, by Noah Feldman (New Rambler).
  • ICYMI: Newly discovered lawsuit involving Joseph Smith in St. Louis gives new insight into Church history (Church News).  Clyde W. Ford on Key v. Mottrom, a freedom suit in seventeenth-century Virginia (HNN).  Jack Goldsmith on Watergate (Harvard Law Today). The New York Review of Books recently published an exchange between Noah Feldman and James Oakes on whether Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was constitutional. Over at Balkinization, John Fabian Witt weighs in.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.