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The American Society for Legal History is fortunate to announce every year the winner of the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Cromwell Book Prize ("$5000 book prize for excellence in scholarship in the field of American Legal History by a junior scholar"*). This year's award went to Margot Canaday (Princeton University) for The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in
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Keller Wins APA Book Prize
Simon Keller (recently moved to Victoria University, Wellington) has won this year's APA Book Prize for his book The Limits of Loyalty. Honorable mention also went to recent books by Terence Cuneo (Vermont) and Casey O'Callaghan (Rice).
Bypassing any and all Parliamentary process, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed Thomas Cromwell to the Supreme Court of Canada to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Mr...
Walter Owen Book Prize
The deadline is approaching for nominations for the Walter Owen book prize, awarded by the Foundation for Legal Research. This $10,000 prize rewards outstanding new contributions to Canadian legal literature...
Cromwell Sworn In
Just to keep things current with respect to the Thomas Cromwell Pages, here’s a December 23rd update from the Supreme Court on the status of the new member of the Court, Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell: The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, announced today that The Honourable Thomas Cromwell will be sworn in as [...
Law Professor Wins Pulitzer Prize
The 2009 Pulitzer Prize for history was awarded this week to Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law at New York Law School. Gordon-Reed won the $10,000 prize for her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which the prize...
Where is the Legislation That Banned Christmas
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A re-publication of LLB's Dec. 25, 2007 post... Cromwellian apologists, like the Cromwell Association, argue that there is no evidence to support the myth that Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas: There is no sign that Cromwell personally played a particularly large...
Settles Book-Scanning Class Actions for $125 Million
Facing Class Action over Book Deletions
alleging phone book advertising contract fraud.
Judy Brown and publishers pay undisclosed settlement to comedians and talkshow celebrities for copyright infringement.