Saturday, July 23, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  •  AHA Perspectives on History has a brief interview with Linda Kerber about her essay, Frightened.
  • Annette Gordon-Reed spoke on “The Future of History” in the Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution (Post-Journal).
  • Ashley Hannay, Manchester Law School, received the Sir Anthony Hart Doctoral Paper Prize for his paper The Origins of the Statute of Uses, 1536, which he presented at the 25th British Legal History Conference at Queen’s University Belfast (Irish Legal News).
  • Sarah Barringer Gordon and Kathleen Brown, have received a Klein Family Social Justice grant from Penn Arts & Sciences for Free State Slavery and Bound Labor: Pennsylvania.  “This project will create and launch a course examining slavery in Pennsylvania, where the effects of race-based bondage have long been underestimated. Undergraduate students will explore the legal history of enslavement and resistance through legal materials, newspapers, and other primary documents. (Almanac).

  • From Slate: disability historians Aparna Nair and Kylie M. Smith on the ethics and legality of selling patient and inmate records from now-defunct asylums and psychiatric institutions. 
  • T. T. Arvind, York Law School, and Christian R. Burset, Notre Dame Law School, have updated their paper on Entick v. Carrington, which is just out in the Kentucky Law Journal.
  • ICYMI: William M. Treanor, Georgetown Law, on Why this "originalist" Supreme Court would have disappointed the Framers (Slate).  David H. Gans, Constitutional Accountability Center, on the “hollow shell” of “conservative originalism” (The Atlantic).  The battle over the dismissal of Michael Phillips by Collin College in Dallas reaches Loyola University, Chicago (Dallas Observer).  Fox News thinks FDR's Court-Packing Plan failed.  Not all agree.
  • Update: A copy of  “Reports of Cases: Determined in the General Court of Virginia, from 1730, to 1740; and 1768, to 1772” (1829) turned up in a donation box left at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library in Virginia Beach, VA (Virginian Pilot).
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