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An Oregon judge is subject to a disciplinary hearing, based partly (though only on party) for "hanging a picture of Hitler in the Marion County Courthouse." But that allegation, in an Oregon judicial discipline commission press release, takes things badly out of context.

A page-turner of a history book, about the last judicial trial by combat authorized by the French central government, in 1386.

Another excerpt from my forthcoming book, "Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People."

An excerpt from "Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People."

Every year, I run a legal history panel ("Law as Culture") at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Next year's meeting is May 12-15, 2016. Please let me know if you have any medieval legal history papers!

Chief Justice Roberts's majoritarian dissent in Obergefell seems a direct descendant of Justice Holmes's majoritarian dissent in Lochner v. New York. So how come Judge Posner loves the latter and hates the former?

Unlike Chief Justice Roberts, Texas Supreme Court Justice Willett demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the much-maligned case of Lochner v. New York.

Roberts invokes Lochner v. New York sixteen times in his dissent, but seems blissfully unaware that most of his criticisms of Lochner have been severely undermined by the last thirty years of historical scholarship.

Rightfully Reversing Decades of Secessionist Rehabilitation

It is past time to remember the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson as academic, governor and president.

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