Professor David Currie Has Passed Away:
Word has reached me that the legendary University of Chicago law professor David P. Currie has died. I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Currie when I was visiting at Chicago last fall, and even in that very brief meeting I was very much taken by what a kind and gentle person he was. Currie was the author of many important and influential works; I believe his last book was here, the 4th Volume of his "Constitution in Congress" series, covering 1829-1861.

UPDATE: The University of Chicago Faculty Blog has a post with a few links here.