All the social media coverage from the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History!
Ciara Molloy offers a historical critique of the common law system while arguing for a more culturally transformative and humanising process of restorative justice.
Julia Lewandoski, Drew Hermeling, and Adam Nadeau reprise their papers from the 2018 Omohundro Institute Annual Meeting on the rule of law after the transition from French to British rule in New France in 1763.
Pippa Holloway discusses the history of disfranchisement of persons convicted of felonies as a means of racialized social control and the implications of Florida’s recent referendum to restore the vote to many convicted felons.
Charles Zelden offers a sobering assessment of the ability of state election law, institutions, and procedure to decide close elections with authority.
The politics of voter eligibility today reflect racially polarized partisanship. R. Volney Riser reflects on historical antecedents of today’s battles for the ballot.
Andrew Fagal argues that for Thomas Jefferson, the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause only applied to things that had a discernible monetary value. The executive could readily accept gifts with no real monetary value.
Phillip Johnson recounts the story of the rise and fall of the Benton College of Law in the early twentieth century.