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Archive for November 16th, 2018

Professor Oh Publishes Article on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Appointment

Professor Reggie Oh published an article entitled “The Fight for the Supreme Court Post-Kavanaugh” on the Loyal Opposition website.  In the article, Professor Oh considers the possibility of impeachment, then argues that Democrats should instead seek to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court from nine to ten.  The article is available here.

What is the Oldest Reported American Case?

According to A History of Digests, a recent article by Michael O. Eshleman (110 Law Libr. J. 235) (citing Robert Becker’s Ancient Decisions), the oldest reported case in American is Stone v. Boreman, 1 H. & McH. 1, a 1658 case from the Provincial Court of the Province of Maryland. This interesting fact was revealed when Eshleman explained how West used 1658 as a starting point for its 1896 re-digesting of all published American cases up to that point. The case deals with a land dispute over the disposal of public lands.

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