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18 Jun 2021, 10:21 am by NCC Staff
America’s ‘Great Chief Justice’ Was an Unrepentant Slaveholder By Paul Finkelman, President, Gratz College Paul Finkelman writes that John Marshall, the Chief Justice in the early 1800s, owned many slaves, consistently ruled in favor of slaveholders while on the Supreme Court, and authored racist opinions about Native Americans—and argues we must honestly confront these aspects of Marshall’s legacy. [read post]
15 Jun 2021, 7:34 am by James Romoser
Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Race, Drugs And Sentencing At the Supreme Court (Nina Totenberg, NPR) Why The Supreme Court May Be Poised To Deliver The Religious Right A Big Victory (Kimberly Winston, FiveThirtyEight) America’s ‘Great Chief Justice’ Was an Unrepentant Slaveholder (Paul Finkelman, The Atlantic) The Supreme Court shouldn’t take up the Harvard affirmative action case (Editorial, Los Angeles Times) DOJ asks Supreme Court to reinstate… [read post]
17 May 2021, 1:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
As Paul Finkelman writes in “Remembering the Negro Leagues,” an essay for the Oxford African American Studies Center, “Before 1900 [only] a few black players could be found in the major leagues. [read post]
17 May 2021, 1:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
As Paul Finkelman writes in “Remembering the Negro Leagues,” an essay for the Oxford African American Studies Center, “Before 1900 [only] a few black players could be found in the major leagues. [read post]
9 May 2021, 9:30 pm by ernst
  It appears in the series Southern Legal Studies, edited by Paul Finkelman and Timothy S. [read post]
13 Apr 2021, 6:30 am by ernst
Gabriel Jackson Chin, University of California, Davis School of Law, and Paul Finkelman, Gratz College, have posted Birthright Citizenship, Slave Trade Legislation, and the Origins of Federal Immigration Regulation, which is forthcoming in volume 54 of the UC Davis Law Review (2021):In accord with the traditional restriction of citizenship of nonwhites, for decades some conservative lawmakers and scholars have urged Congress to deny citizenship to U.S.- born children of… [read post]
9 Apr 2021, 12:30 pm by John Ross
Please join us on Zoom from 12 – 2 pm ET for an event commemorating this momentous occasion and featuring scholars and litigators including Paul Finkelman, Fred Smith, Kelsi Brown Corkran, and Victor Fleitas. [read post]
22 Feb 2021, 4:25 pm by Mary Whisner
Edited by legal historian Paul Finkelman, this collection has statutes, cases, scholarly articles, books (from University of North Carolina Press), and an extensive bibliography. [read post]
9 Nov 2020, 10:30 am by Andy Schlafly
Legal historian Paul Finkelman has observed that Marshall bought and sold many slaves throughout his life, freed virtually none of them upon his death, and repeatedly ruled in favor of slaveowners — including overruling a prior decision against international slave trade in the 1825 case known as The Antelope (which took its name from the ship at issue in the case). [read post]
1 Oct 2020, 2:50 pm by Josh Blackman
" Paul Finkelman takes the opposite perspective: Before any institution decides to part ways with the Marshall name, Finkelman recommends they have a large, public dialogue about the man—both his contributions to the court and the actions he took outside its walls. [read post]
18 Sep 2020, 9:30 pm by ernst
 Paul Finkelman, the president of Gratz College, was interviewed on the history of slavery and law at Gustavus Adolphus College. [read post]
17 Aug 2020, 8:40 am by Randy E. Barnett
This fall, I am assigning the manuscript of my work-in-progress with Evan Bernick: The Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit, plus these 5 books: Paul Finkelman, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court (2017) Eric Segall, Originalism as Faith (2018) Greg Weiner, The Political Constitution: The Case Against Judicial Supremacy (2019) Robert Ross, The Framers' Intentions: The Myth of the Nonpartisan Constitution (2019) Jack Balkin,… [read post]
7 Aug 2020, 10:19 am by Josh Blackman
Paul Finkelman's recent book on that fact (called Supreme Injustice) is well worth reading (at least for the portion about Marshall). [read post]
7 Aug 2020, 6:24 am by Gerard N. Magliocca
Paul Finkelman's recent book on that fact (called Supreme Injustice) is well worth reading (at least for the portion about Marshall). [read post]
31 Jul 2020, 9:30 pm by ernst
  Guest Host Lesa Redmond, a first year student in the Department of History at Duke University, interviews Paul Finkelman, President of Gratz College, on his recently published Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South, 2d ed. [read post]
26 Jul 2020, 4:35 pm by INFORRM
Civil Rights Laws and Freedom of Speech, Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties edited by Paul Finkelman (Routledge 2006, p. 302-305). [read post]
7 May 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
Pennsylvania (1842) arrives, with what Paul Finkelman accurately described in The Supreme Court Review as Joseph Story’s “intellectually dishonest, “judicially extreme,” and “inhumane” opinion. [read post]
8 Mar 2020, 12:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
” (Finkelman at 34) For Marshall serving on the court, Finkelman argues, “slaves were another form of property subject to litigation…. [read post]
8 Mar 2020, 12:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
” (Finkelman at 34) For Marshall serving on the court, Finkelman argues, “slaves were another form of property subject to litigation…. [read post]