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Originalism: The Original Trigger Warning

Neil Gorsuch will soon be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Barring any eleventh-hour scandal (unlikely, if one is to judge by his haircut), the Senate will confirm him. 2,753 more words


A personal touch: Chasing autograph manuscripts of medieval lawyers

The Middle Ages span a millennium, and the very term has long darkened our understanding of this period in European history. Somehow the image of the Dark Age keeps to some extent its force for children, the general public and scholars alike. 1,252 more words

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Blood, Bullets, and Bones by Bridget Heos

Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget Heos. October 4, 2016. Balzer + Bray, 272 p. ISBN: 9780062387622.   672 more words

January 2017

Conference: British Legal History Conference 2017 – Networks and Connections

The British Legal History Conference 2017 – Networks and Connections will be held July 5–8, 2017 at the University College London.

The aim of this conference is to explore the wide range of networks and connections which influence the development of law and legal ideas over time, in a variety of different scholarly contexts.

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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin

American Heiress: the Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin. August 2, 2016. Doubleday, 384 p. ISBN: 9780385536714.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD; Lexile 1110. 860 more words

January 2017

1887 Power of Attorney

Some of the most interesting documents come from  boxes labelled miscellaneous.  This document is a general power of attorney prepared out of Massachusetts.  As the plaintiff was out of state in this civil suit, he hired a local attorney to act on his behalf.   12 more words

Preserving presidential lives and legacies

How can you put the inauguration of a new president of the United States in a sensible perspective on a blog dealing with legal history? Is it the historian’s duty to say something about the near future or should I refrain at all cost from making predictions? 1,273 more words

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