Tag Archives: legal history

New Book: Mea Culpa

In the new book Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History, author Steven W. Bender examines how the United States’ collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. More than a historical … Continue reading

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New Book: The Case Against the Supreme Court

Erwin Chemerinsky takes a critical look at the U.S. Supreme Court in his new book The Case Against the Supreme Court. He details, case by case, how throughout American history the Supreme Court has failed on the important issues of the … Continue reading

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New Book: The Federalist Society!

Check out the new book The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals written by Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin.  It is an intellectual history on how conservative ideas promoted through The Federalist Society rose to a … Continue reading

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Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Garrow’s Law is a recent BBC legal drama series inspired by the life of barrister William Garrow and based on real legal cases from the late 18th century, as recorded in the Old Bailey Proceedings. Garrow, through his aggressive crimial … Continue reading

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Australasian Colonial Legal History Library

AustLII recently launched the Australasian Colonial Legal History Library. This is the first version of the Library, containing over 220,000 searchable documents existing prior to 1900, from the seven Australasian colonies (including New Zealand).  These documents include historical court decisions, … Continue reading

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