Shortlist for the Langum Prize in American Legal History and Biography Announced

The shortlisted books are:

Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States, by Edward B. Foley (Oxford University Press).

Discrediting the Red Scare: The Cold War Trials of James Kutcher, “The Legless Veteran,” by Robert Justin Goldstein (University Press of Kansas).

The Great Yazoo Lands Sale: The Case of Fletcher v. Peck, by Charles F. Hobson (University Press of Kansas).

Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s, by Risa Goluboff (Oxford University Press).

The final decision will be announced on the Langum Charitable Trust’s website,, in about one month.