- On October 4 at 2:30 EST, the Supreme Court Historical Society is hosting a “First Monday in October” event with “a conversation between Professors Farah Peterson and Mark Killenbeck on the Supreme Court's October 1821 Term.” It is free and open to the public and will be recorded and posted to the Society's YouTube channel later that day. Details here.
- "The Department of History at Temple University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in the field of race and racism in crime, policing, and incarceration in the United States since 1787." More.
- From the Washington Post's "Made by History" section: Anna O. Law ( on "The myth of ‘open borders’"; Josh Lauer (University of New Hampshire) and "Modern capitalism is inseparable from surveillance"; Robert Fleegler (University of Mississippi), "A win in the courts could backfire on the antiabortion movement"; and more.
- We’re so sorry we missed it: It was “Talk Like a Pirate's (Lawyer) Day” at the law library of the Loudoun County Public Library yesterday. “Avast, ye Matey! Visit the Law Library and learn about the colorful legal history of pirates in Virginia while enjoying rum-flavored treats for all ages.”
- From the Historical Society of the New York Courts: "Did you know that many of the giants of NY law, including William Nelson Cromwell, Samuel Untermyer, and even Charles Evans Hughes, have their final resting places in Woodlawn Cemetery? Join us and our panel of descendants as we share little known stories about these important lawyers and judges and discuss their impact on the law today." More.
- My Georgetown Law colleague Laura K. Donahue has posted to SSRN her history-laden amicus curiae brief in FBI v. Fazaga (U.S. No. 20-828) on "the origins and evolution of the state-secrets privilege." DRE.
- Here’s a report of “Just Read It! A Dialogue About the US Constitution,” an event sponsored by the History of Ideas Program at Brandeis University. Participants included Boston College’s Kenneth Kersch and Brandeis's Michael Willrich. And here's another.
- Another Constitution Day event: Sonu Bedi on the “The Science of the Constitution: The Supreme Court and a Practice of Disagreement" at Dartmouth College.
- History Professor Uncovers Missing Parts of a Prominent Life: UConn’s notice of Cornelia Dayton’s research on “the later years of poet Phillis Wheatley Peters.
- From the web-based Journal of the American Revolution, Haimo Li on Thomas Jefferson's readings of Lord Bolingbroke's constitutional and political ideas.
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