The image of Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands on the VMI Parade Ground in the latest Green Bag Supreme Court Justice bobblehead offering. You may be able to guess the relationship. If not, read editor Ross Davies’ annotation.
This month we note the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act by the Congress of the United States. The act, which enabled the establishment of land-grant colleges and universities, was accepted by the Virginia loyalist legislature in 1864. It was not until 1872, however, that Virginia gave land-grant status to what are now Virginia Tech and Virginia State universities. See the pages below from the Charles E. Burks Collection volume of the Acts of Assembly, Special Session 1872.
The Society of American Archivists observed the 100th anniversary this month of the birth of iconic folk singer Woody Guthrie with a story about the Woody Guthrie Archives. Little known W&L Law fact: Tiffany Colannino, the Guthrie archivist, is the niece of Prof. Mark Drumbl. If you find that connection surprising, what about a link between Woody, Johnny Depp and Douglas Brinkley?