Saturday, August 27, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • The amicus brief of the Organization of American Historians in Brackeen v. Haaland, on “whether the placement preferences of the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act discriminates on the basis of race,” is here.
  • “The Institute for Political History, the Journal of Policy History and the newly established Arizona State University Center for American Institutions are hosting the Policy History Conference in Columbus, Ohio from Wednesday, June 7 to Friday, June 9, 2023.”  Deadline for submissions of panels and papers is December 31. 
  • Jeffrey Rosen reviews Democratic Justice, Brad Snyder's biography of Felix Frankfurter, in the New York Times (NYT).  Update: we understand that John Fabian Witt's review in The New Republic is now ungated.
  • The 2021-2022 Stanford Law School Legal History Paper Prize has been awarded to joint JD/PhD (History) candidate, Tanner Allread, for The Origins of Indigenous Constitutionalism: Choctow Law and Governance, 1826-1830.  Honorable mentions go to recent JD graduate, Taylor Nicolas, for Who Was Your Grandfather on Your Mother's Side: Seduction, Race, and Gender in 1932 Virginia, and JD candidate, Audrey Spensley, for The Specter of Class in Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Doctrine: Housing Claims and the Burger Court Era.  
  • UConn historians discuss abortion in Colonial America in  Kimberly Phillips’s “Abortion in Colonial America: A Time of Herbal Remedies and Accepted Actions” (UConn Today).
  • AP History versus new CRT laws (The Conversation).  Also: An AP African American Studies course (Time).
  • The Summer 2022 issue of the Journal of the Texas Historical Supreme Court Society "features influential women in Texas legal history." Check it out here.
  • ICYMI: SCOTUSblog on Reva Siegel's Jackson lecture on Dobbs and Cherry-Picked history.  Annette Gordon-Reed interviewed (E-International Relations).  Sheffeld, Massachusetts, honors Elizabeth Freeman, who prevailed in a freedom suit 241 years ago, with a bronze statue (NPR).  Thoughts on moral panics as Massachusetts exonerates a witch (HNN).

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