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The American Society for Legal History’s Latest Announcements

Ed. Note: To keep up with the latest announcements and information from the American Society for Legal History, follow its twitter account @ASLHtweets. Small Grants for Early Career Scholars Responding to continuing constraints on research travel during the pandemic, the ASLH announces a competition for 10 small grants to support legal history research in digital...

Andreas Kuersten reviews Ronit Stahl’s Enlisting Faith

Ed. Note. The following is an excerpt of Dr. Andreas Kuerten's review of Ronit Y. Stahl's Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. x + 384. $41.00 hardcover (ISBN 9780674972155), which appears in Law and History Review 39, no. 1 (February, 2021), 215-17....

Malick W. Ghachem: “Translator’s Introduction” to Claude Moise’s “The Constitutional Question at the Heart of Haiti’s National Crisis”

Ed. Note. Malick Ghachem's "Translator's Introduction" discusses the context for and central issues in Claude Moïse's article in this issue of The Docket, "The Constitutional Question at the Heart of Haiti's National Crisis." In recent weeks, Haitians have demonstrated in massive numbers in the streets of Port-au-Prince and other cities to protest the refusal of...

Claude Moïse: “The Constitutional Question at the Heart of Haiti’s National Crisis”

Ed. Note: Please consult Malick Ghachem's "Translator's Introduction," also included in this issue of The Docket. This piece was originally published as Claude Moïse, “Au cœur de la crise nationale, la question constitutionnelle,” Brèves de l’UniQ, Oct. 15, 2020, at https://uniq.edu.ht/upload/456-963344281.pdf; and reproduced in Le Nouvelliste, Oct. 26, 2020, at https://lenouvelliste.com/article/222468/au-coeur-de-la-crise-nationale-la-question-constitutionnelle.  Claude Moïse, April, 2021. Part I. Haiti...

Vanessa Mongey: Reflections on Migration, 19th-Century Belize, and Empire

Ed. Note: Vanessa Mongey's article, "Protecting Foreigners: The Refugee Crisis on the Belize-Yucatán Border, 1841-1871," appears in the February, 2021 issue of Law and History Review (vol. 39, no. 1). In conversation with The Docket, Dr. Mongey reflected on several questions that lie at the heart of her article, as well as her other projects....

“People Crushed by Law”: An Interview with Catherine Fisk

Ed. Note: Catherine L. Fisk's article, "'People Crushed by Law Have No Hopes but from Power': Free Speech and Protest in the 1940s," appears in the February issue of Law and History Review (vol. 39, no. 1, February, 2021, pp. 173-204). Professor Fisk kindly took a few moments to reflect on her research and her...

Israeli Legal History, Affirmative Action, and Political Economy: An Interview with Ofra Bloch

Ed. Note: Ofra Bloch's article, "Hierarchical Inclusion: The Untold History of Israel's Affirmative Action for Arab Citizens (1948-68)," appears in the February issue of Law and History Review (vol. 39, no. 1, February, 2021, pp. 29-68.). We spoke with Professor Bloch about the making of the article and other topics, and are pleased to bring...

Coffee, Culture, and History: An Interview with Casey Lurtz

Judicial Documents at the Archivo del Poder Judicial del Soconusco, Mexico. Casey Lurtz' article, "Codifying Credit: Everyday Contracting and the Spread of the Civil Code in Nineteenth-Century Mexico," appears in the February, 2021 issue of Law and History Review. This past month, Professor Lurtz was kind enough to discuss a few questions with The Docket...

Orit Malka: Response to Law and History Review Forum on “Disqualified Witnesses between Tannaitic Halakha and Roman Law: The Archaeology of a Legal Institution”

Ed. note: Orit Malka's groundbreaking article, "Disqualified Witnesses between Tannaitic Halakha and Roman Law: The Archaeology of a Legal Institution," appeared in Law and History Review, vol. 37, no. 4 (November, 2019) alongside commentaries by Christine Hayes, Amalia Kessler, and Paul Du Plessis. Below, Malka offers her response. My article, “Disqualified Witnesses Between Tannaitic Halakha...