Saturday, April 22, 2023

Weekend Roundup

  • My Georgetown Law colleagues Brad Snyder and David Vladeck have filed a FOIA suit against the National Archives over access to the FBI’s records on Angelo Herndon (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).  DRE
  • Gregory Ablavsky and Tanner Allread discuss their recent article "We the (Native) People? How Indigenous Peoples Debated the U.S. Constitution," on SLS Blog.
  • We're ready with some primo material for exam-grading-season procrastination: Hearst Metrotone Newsreels, from 1929 through 1967.  Hugh Johnson denouncing the San Francisco General Strike of 1934!  H/t: DW/JHS.
  • Manisha Sinha, the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, delivered "The Abolitionist Roots of the Reconstruction Constitution," as the biannual Ubbelohde Lecture at Case Western Reserve University last Thursday (The Daily).
  • "Radcliffe Fellow Omer Aziz, a lawyer and the former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, discussed fascism in America at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies presentation Wednesday” (Harvard Crimson).
  • The revelations concerning Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas have generated interest in the resignation of Abe Fortas from the Court in 1969.  John P. MacKenzie, The Supreme Court justice who resigned in disgrace over his finances, in WaPo.  Business Insider India quotes Laura Kalman's Abe Fortas: A Biography.
  • ICYMI: Cay Risen on the fuzzy border between journalism and history (AHA Perspectives on History).  The legal history of national security charges, from espionage to sedition to whistleblowers (GBH).
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.