Saturday, July 30, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • The journal Federal History seeks “an assistant editor for a Law and Constitution roundtable. . . .  The editor will develop and edit this annual panel in conjunction with the journal editor.  This is a volunteer position and requires minimal time.  Must have a background in U.S. legal and constitutional history." For more information or to apply, send a letter of interest and cv to  Benjamin Guterman, Editor, Federal History, at H/t: H-FedHist/JLG.
  • Martha Allbertson Fineman, Emory Law, seeks a repository for the records of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project.  (Ms.) 
  • A new entry is up in the HLS series, “Cases in Brief”: Carol Steiker discusses Furman v. Georgia, "a 1972 landmark Supreme Court decision that declared the death penalty unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment."
  • On September 21, 2022 , at 12:00 p.m, EDT, in honor of Constitution Day, the Supreme Court Historical Society will, via Zoom, screen its newest documentary, on Marbury v. Madison, and host a discussion with the Society’s Clare Cushman and Donald B. Ayer, Chair of the Publications Committee. Register.
  • The Board of Directors of the University of California Hastings College of the Law has voted to drop “Hastings” from its name and proceed as the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (Reuters).
  • Historical Review, "a publication of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, features articles celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator"(Florida Bar News).
  • Federal judges attended the Originalism Summer Seminar, which we assume was sponsored by the Georgetown Center for the Constitution  (Joseph Mark Stern).
  • Congratulations to Aditya Bamzai, UVA Law, upon his election to the American Law Institute.
  • ICYMI: Mary Ziegler on the Disappearance of the "Life of the Mother" exemption (Atlantic).  Brad Snyder on why the Warren Court largely bears the for the current Supreme court’s  unfounded assertions of judicial supremacy (Politico). Steven Lubet on the Supreme Court’s selective history (The Hill)Allison Orr Larsen on the Court's use of history in Dobbs and Bruen (Politico).  A tipping point for professors and the collective good of peer review? (Slate).

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