Saturday, April 29, 2023

Weekend Roundup

  • James Wilosn: (LC)
    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.
  • 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).
  • 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.”
  • 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 (
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.