- No surprise to us: Legal historians teach law students well. Kellen Funk wins the Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Columbia Law. Emily Prifogle wins the inaugural Michigan Law faculty award for Innovative, Interdisciplinary, and Inclusive Teaching. Also: Our Favorite Prof. McSweeney Quotes at William & Mary Law.
John Mikhail, Georgetown Law, will speak on "James Wilson and 'We The People'" over Zoom as the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Law Day Lecture on Tuesday, May 2 at Noon, EDT. Register here.
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- In A Model of Feminist Legal History, Rosemary Auchmuty reviews Sharon Thompson's Quiet Revolutionaries: The Married Women’s Association and Family Law (Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies).
- From the Washington Post's "Made by History" section: David K. Johnson (University of South Florida), "The shameful history of the Lavender Scare echoes today"; Rebecca Brenner Graham, "Pitting religious freedom against Sunday mail goes back to the founding"; Tamika Nunley (Cornell University), "The danger of today’s jurisprudence reproducing slavery-era ideas."
- Adam C. Pritchard and Robert Thompson discuss their new book A History of Securities Law in the Supreme Court over at the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.
- Dying Speeches and Bloody Murders, a post on English crime and execution broadsides held by the Harvard Library.
- Benjamin C. Waterhouse reviews Scalia: Rise to Greatness, 1936 to 1986, Newsmax’s James Rosen’s “unapologetic ode to Antonin Scalia” (WaPo).
- For the 60th anniversary of the promulgation of General Orders No. 100 to Union Army soldiers, Weekly War Books of the War Military Institute at West Point recommended five books, including John Fabian Witt’s Lincoln’s Code and Amanda L. Tyler’s Habeas Corpus in Wartime.
- The history of the “true threats” doctrine under the First Amendment: Genevieve Lakier and Gabe Walters in conversation with Jeffrey Rosen on the National Constitution Center’s podcast.”
- On the Stanford Law School Blog, Greg Ablavksy and Tanner Allread discuss their recently published Columbia Law Review article We the (Native) People?: How Indigenous Peoples Debated the U.S. Constitution.
- Deciphering abbreviations in legal treatises of a certain age. H/t: Orin Kerr.
- ICYMI: Ned Blackhawk discusses The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History in Mother Jones and, with Jonathan Capehart, in WaPo. ICYMI: R v Penguin Books Ltd: When Lady Chatterley’s Lover was Put on Trial (The Collector). An excerpt from Slandering the Sacred: Blasphemy Law and the Shaping of Indian Secularism, by J. Barton Scott (Scroll.in).