A program from Minnesota Public Radio, in which I participated along with Prof. Dan Rodriguez, is available here.
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The annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History will take place in Atlanta, November 10-13, at the Loew’s Hotel in Midtown. Registration and program information is available here. Rooms are apparently no longer available at the Loew’s, but the Hotel Midtown Atlanta is offering a discounted rate of $89. It is a 3-minute [...]
My most significant article to date on birthright citizenship in the US turns out to be the hardest to find, as someone recently brought to my attention. I published “Alien Land Restrictions in the American Common Law” in The American Journal of Legal History in 1999. A link to a downloadable version is here. This [...]
The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has made available via YouTube a speech given by Judge Richard S. Arnold in 2002. Titled “The Art of Judging,”, this classic is available here.
I have written an article on the history of federal and state efforts to eradicate malaria in the southern United States in the early 20th century. The article, with the clever (for me) title “Federalization of the Mosquito,” is available here, via SSRN.
An interesting review of my book appeared in the Arkansas Lawyer. It is available online here, beginning at page 26. This review raises a conspiracy theory behind Stephen Breyer’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. I found no evidence for this, but take a look to see what it is.
Continuing the theme of last month’s topic, journalists recently have been interested in the claim by some members of the Republican Party that an Act of Congress could deny territorial birthright citizenship in the US to the children of undocumented aliens. As noted in the Minnesota Public Radio program linked in my last post, this [...]
Last week I was in Minnesota as a speaker at the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference, along with Judge Morris Arnold, on the topic of my biography of Judge Richard Arnold. While I was there, I had the opportunity to appear on Minnesota Public Radio for a discussion of birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment of [...]
Earlier this month I presented a signed copy of the Judge Richard Arnold biography to the University of Havana for its library. I visited the University of Havana and the Association of Cuban Jurists with a research license for legal travel to Cuba. Fascinating trip. Here is a picture of me, with my book, at the [...]
I am grateful to Jeffrey Brandon Morris and Barbara Burke for their review of my book in the recent issue of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly. I hope to post the review, with permission, soon.