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A broad view on broadsides

It is the happy liberty of any blogger to choose themes and subjects at will, but sometimes they advert themselves readily. The last years I have written a few times about recent catalog of antiquarian booksellers. 2,658 more words

Legal History

An Excellent New Resource on the 1867 Maryland Constitutional Convention

Baltimore attorney John J. Connolly, a prolific writer, has self-published an invaluable volume, Republican Press at a Democratic Convention: Reports of the 1867 Maryland Constitutional Convention… 239 more words

Legal History

The 'Other Egans' from Birr and Roscrea By Dermot McAuley

The author of this article is  Dermot McAuley of Dublin who is the eldest son of the late Joan McAuley (nee Egan) of Acres Hall, Tullamore (now the offices of the Tullamore Municipal Council in Cormac Street. 2,217 more words

Local History

History on Appeal: Originalism and Evidence in the Comeau Case

Bradley Miller

The Supreme Court declined this month to radically change the way that Canada works. In R v Comeau, lawyers for a New Brunswick man ticketed for bringing too many bottles of beer into the province from Quebec urged the justices to use the history of the Canadian federation to improve its future, at least as they saw it. 2,671 more words

Canadian History

On Paperwork and Spinsters: the Marriage Edition

This post references spousal and family violence.

On May 1, 2018, the way marriages are solemnized changed in Nova Scotia. The amendments to the So… 3,754 more words

Justice Of The Peace

Jane Addams and Belva Ann Lockwood, et al., the newest members of ASIL

A warm welcoming of new members highlighted the recent annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.

Those welcomed included two luminaries – a Nobel Peace Prizewinner and a U.S. 510 more words


April 29: Oliver Ellsworth, Founding Father of the U.S. Supreme Court, Born in Windsor


Oliver Ellsworth, a Connecticut jurist who played a key role in drafting both the U.S. Constitution and the Judiciary Act of 1789 that helped establish the federal court system and U.S. 333 more words