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Re: Landmark Law Footnotes

Fun question. I think of Justice Scalia's footnote 22 in his dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the marriage equality decision, in which he mocked Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan for signing onto Justice Kennedy's opinion for the Court:

Landmark Law Footnotes

For a research inquiry:

Other than footnote four in Carolene Products and footnote eleven in Brown v. Board, what footnotes in law do you think have had an impact on legal history or have interested you?

Thanks,

Peter Charles Hoffer

University of Georgia

 

Symposium: ‘Legal orders under pressure: Non-Western experiences of legal transformations in the 19thand early 20th centuries’ (December 7-9)

Dear colleagues,

I am happy to announce that the program of the online symposium ‘Legal orders under pressure: Non-Western experiences of legal transformations in the 19thand early 20th centuries’ (December 7-9) is now online!  https://www.lhlt.mpg.de/3184167/programme_under-pressure_symposium-22.pdf

CFP: The Color of Slavery: Construction and Deconstruction of a Colonial System (FCHS Annual Conference)

The 47th annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS) will take place at the Université des Antilles in Martinique, May 4-6, 2023. We welcome panels and papers related to this year's theme, "The Color of Slavery: Construction and Deconstruction of a Colonial System." This includes contributions on the racial legacies of slavery in French colonial and post-colonial societies in the Caribbean, the Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean. We also solicit proposals that address any aspect of French colonial history.