Legal History

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The Modern Law Library

A seismic shift in how the US wages war, and what it means for the American public (podcast)

Report from Governmental Affairs

Internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II offers cautionary message

Law Libraries

Digitization of Harvard case law library will show court patterns and trends

Law in Popular Culture

Eddie Redmayne will play Cravath name partner in movie about Thomas Edison patent battle

Legal Ethics

Judge is admonished for ‘highly inappropriate’ exchange with defendant

Features

50-year story of the Miranda warning has the twists of a cop show

Storytelling

What ‘Hamilton’ teaches lawyers about framing a story

Precedents

Aug. 10, 1964: Gulf of Tonkin resolution begins the Vietnam War

The Modern Law Library

How a 1980s lynching case helped bring down the Klan (podcast)

Law in Popular Culture

Book Review: ‘Tom & Lucky (And George & Cokey Flo)’

Features

50 years later, Freedom of Information Act still chipping away at government’s secretive culture

Supreme Court Report

Oyez website finds sponsors to take over its Supreme Court audio archives

Precedents

July 28, 1868: The 14th Amendment is ratified

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: The year the law did not change

Judiciary

Retirement ends 54-year career of longest-serving US court clerk

Precedents

June 8, 1968: James Earl Ray is captured

Asked and Answered

How well do people actually know their Miranda rights? (podcast with transcript)

The Modern Law Library

‘Vagrant Nation’ explores the rise and fall of vagrancy laws (podcast)

President's Message

On 50th anniversary of landmark Miranda decision, is it more than mere words?

Precedents

May 8, 1973: American Indian Movement surrenders at Wounded Knee after 71-day standoff
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