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Weekend Roundup

  • "Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History: Judicial Independence is part of the [Federal Judicial Center and American Bar Association's] joint programming promoting the teaching and public understanding of judicial history. This series discusses the history of judicial independence and examines three key cases: Marbury v. Madison (1803), Ex parte McCardle (1869), and City of Boerne v. Flores (1997).
  •  In Citadels of Pride: Sexual Assault, Accountability, and Reconciliation (W.W. Norton), Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, argues that “three areas of employment—the federal judiciary, performing arts, and college sports—created ‘sweet spots’ for abuse by elevating and protecting powerful men.” In addition to case studies, the book provides an account of “the applicable legal history, including criminal legal reforms at the state level and the impact of Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”  (More.)
  • ICYMI: Ashton Merck on Richard Nixon, Robert H. Dick, and the Federal Tea-Tasting Commission (Contingent).  HLS faculty who testified before the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court (Harvard Law Today).
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