Sergei Loznitsa’s Austerlitz and Rex Bloomstein’s KZ @cardiffuni

David Clarke, Cardiff University, is publishing Tourists As Post-Witnesses in Documentary Film: Sergei Loznitsa’s Austerlitz (2016) and Rex Bloomstein’s KZ (2006) in the Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Forthcoming. Here is the abstract in English and Spanish. English abstract: This article compares two documentary films that address an apparent crisis of post-witnessing at memorials that commemorate the victims of National Socialism. In the context of contemporary debates about appropriate behaviour for tourists at sites of “dark” or “difficult” heritage, Sergei Loznitsa’s Austerlitz (2016) and Rex Bloomstein’s KZ (2006) take very different approaches…

Sepper on Sex in Public

Elizabeth Sepper, Washington University School of Law, is publishing Sex in Public in volume 129 of the Yale Law Journal. Here is the abstract. This Article recounts the first history of sex in public accommodations law—a history essential to debates that rage today over gender and sexuality in public. Just fifty years ago, not only sexual minorities but also cisgender women were the subject of discrimination in public. Restaurants and bars displayed “men-only” signs. Women held secondary-status in civic organizations, like Rotary and Jaycees, and were excluded altogether from many…

Heinze on An Anti-Liberal Defense of Free Speech @Eric_Heinze

Eric Heinze, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, is publishing An Anti-Liberal Defense of Free Speech: Foundations of Democracy in the Western Philosophical Canon in the Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities (forthcoming). Here is the abstract. Western democracies have determined the extent and limits of free expression largely within rights-based frameworks. As captured by Mill’s classically liberal “harm principle”, expression is permitted except insofar as legislatures and courts deem it to cause some unacceptable harm. Through a review of certain texts foundational for democracy, however, we can…

Mohr on Leo Kohn and the Law of the British Empire @UCDLawSchool

Thomas Mohr, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, has published Leo Kohn and the Law of the British Empire as UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12/2019. Here is the abstract. Leo Kohn’s 1932 publication, The Constitution of the Irish Free State, is widely recognised as the leading textbook on the Irish 1922 constitution. Many aspects of this constitution have been reproduced or have influenced the provisions of the current Irish constitution of 1937. This ensures that Kohn’s book continues to be cited…