Saturday, December 2, 2023

Weekend Roundup

  • Dorothea Heron (ILN)
    "The Law Society of Northern Ireland has unveiled a portrait of Dorothea Heron, who made legal history as the first woman to qualify as a solicitor anywhere on the island of Ireland" (Irish Legal News).  
  • The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has opened a center on its history within the Pennsylvania Judicial Center, in the Capitol Complex (Penn Live).
  • Noah Rosenblum, NYU Law, weighed in on the legal and historical issues in SEC v. Jarkesy, which was argued before the US Supreme Court this week, in "The Case That Could Destroy the Government" (The Atlantic).  "Many conservative judges don’t even bother to make substantial originalist arguments anymore," Professor Rosenblum writes.  "A lazy hand-waving suffices instead. They sprinkle in a few historical quotations, refuse to engage seriously with historians’ findings, and then declare that their right-wing policy preferences are dictated by the authority of history."  He and Ilan Wurman discussed the case and scholarship on the delegation of Congressional power and the Unitary Executive at the Founding in a National Constitution Center podcast moderated by Jeffrey Rosen.  
  • The 43-minute documentary My Native Air: Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks is now available on YouTube.  M/t: JQB. 
  • “On December 9, at 1 p.m. Paul Ellis Graham will lecture on “Henry Lawrence Burnett: Prosecuting the Lincoln Conspirators” in the lower level of Monroe Town Hall (1465 Orange Turnpike, Monroe, [New York]) (The Chronicle).
  • The Program Committee of the Organization of American Historicans, whose co-chairs include Kate Masur, Northwestern University, has issued a call for proposals for its in-person Conference on American History to be held in Chicago, April 3-6, 2025.
  • ICYMI: Mark Graber on  Donald Trump and the Jefferson Davis Problem (NYT).

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