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16 Jun 2021, 6:00 am by JB
This week at Balkinization we are hosting a symposium on Kurt Lash's new two volume collection, The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents (University of Chicago Press, 2021)(2 vols.).We have assembled a terrific group of commentators, including Christopher Green (Mississippi), Sandy Levinson (Texas), Gerard Magliocca (Indiana), Jennifer Mascot (George Mason), Darrell Miller (Duke), Richard Primus (Michigan), Bradley Rebeiro (BYU), Lee Strang (Toledo),… [read post]
22 Apr 2021, 4:34 am by Kurt Lash
[A new word-searchable collection of original historical documents creates new opportunities for research and for creating a course on the Reconstruction Amendments.] [read post]
21 Apr 2021, 7:46 am by Kurt Lash
[The extraordinary drama of framing and adopting the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment involved an extraordinarily diverse group of Americans; black and white, men and women, city and country, north and south, powerful and poor. [read post]
21 Apr 2021, 6:30 am by Josh Blackman
[I was able to find a source in five minutes that would have been impossible to search for in the past. ] Last week I heartily endorsed Kurt Lash's new two-volume set on the Reconstruction Amendments. [read post]
20 Apr 2021, 4:44 pm by Nicholas Mosvick
Additional Resources: Eric Foner, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution (2020) Michael Klarman, From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and Struggle for Racial Equality (2004) Kurt Lash, The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship (2015) Gerard Magliocca, America’s Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment (2016) [read post]
20 Apr 2021, 4:31 am by Kurt Lash
[UPDATE: Sorry, initially inadvertently posted under my name, just corrected to reflect that this is Kurt Lash's post. [read post]
19 Apr 2021, 4:29 am by Kurt Lash
[This unprecedented collection presents the original historical documents relating to the framing and ratification of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments.] [read post]
14 Apr 2021, 5:01 am by Josh Blackman
[Now available in Print and on Kindle] My good friend Kurt Lash has published The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents, Volumes 1 and 2. [read post]
13 Apr 2021, 7:48 am by Gerard Magliocca
Today I received my two-volume set of this treasure edited by Kurt Lash. [read post]
4 Jan 2021, 5:05 pm by Gerard Magliocca
Professor Kurt Lash has posted a new paper entitled "The 1791 Amendments as the 'Bill of Rights,' Founding to Reconstruction (A Response to Revisionists). [read post]
18 Oct 2020, 3:15 pm by Ilya Somin
Co-blogger Randy Barnett ,Evan Bernick, and Kurt Lash, are among a number of originalist legal scholars who have written major works on the meaning of the Privileges or Immunities Clause, in some cases arguing that it provides broad protection for a wide range of rights—far beyond what is protected by the courts today. [read post]
30 Dec 2019, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
” [Scott Alexander] Free speech advances other freedoms: “Frederick Douglass’s “Plea for Freedom of Speech in Boston”” [Law and Liberty, Kurt Lash introduction] The very idea of a gay rights organization once seemed unthinkable in America, and might have remained so “in the absence of a strong and particularly libertarian First Amendment. [read post]
2 Dec 2019, 10:41 am by Samantha Fry
On May 20, President Zelensky was inaugurated and Secretary Rick Perry led the U.S. delegation including Ambassador Kurt Volker, Ambassador Gordon Sondlond, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, and Senator Ron Johnson. [read post]