New Titles List for the Week of May 4, 2009

 

These titles were recently acquired by the O'Quinn Law Library.

 

Previous editions of the New Books List may be found in the archive.

 

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Biotechnology
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Civil Right
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Copyright
  • Death Penalty
  • Dispute Resolution
  • European Union Law
  • First Amendment
  • International Contracting
  • Judicial Review
  • Mexican Law
  • Patent Law
  • Rwandan Law
  • Terrorism
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

David R. Dow. America's prophets : how judicial activism makes America great. Praeger Publishers, 2009.

KF5130.D69 2009

 

This book provides a thorough definition and historical account of judicial activism and argues that it is a method of "prophetic" adjudication which is essential to preserving American values. Dow confounds the allegation that judicial activism is legally and morally unsound by tracing the roots of American judicial activism to the methods of legal and moral interpretation developed by the prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Dow argues that judicial restraint is a "priestly" method of adjudication and that it, not judicial activism, is the legally and morally unsound method. Critics of judicial activism properly point out that when judges overturn laws that enforce popular norms they thwart the will of the majority. But Dow argues that so-called activist judges uphold two other American legal values that are as deeply embedded in American legal culture as majoritarianism: liberty and equality. He challenges the notion that judicial activism is unprincipled, and he provides a vocabulary and historical context for defending progressive decisions.

 

 

Stephanie Cooper Blum. The necessary evil of preventive detention in the war on terror : a plan for a more moderate and sustainable solution. Cambria Press, c2008.

KF9430.B48 2008

 

This book explores the underlying rationales for preventive detention as a tool in this war on terror; analyzes the legal obstacles to creating a preventive detention regime; discusses how Israel and Britain have dealt with incapacitation and interrogation of terrorists; and compares several alternative ideas to the administration’s enemy combatant policy under a methodology that looks at questions of lawfulness, the balance between liberty and security, and institutional efficiency. In the end, this book recommends using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor a narrow regime of preventive detention only to be used under certain prescribed circumstances where interrogation and/or incapacitation are the justifications.

 


New Titles List

Biotechnology

 

Eva Willnegger. Patents in the food sector : a retrospective with special emphasis on the TRIPs Agreement. Nomos, 2008.

 

K1519.F6W55 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Child Custody and Support

 

Kerry O'Halloran. The politics of adoption : international perspectives on law, policy & practice. 2nd ed. Springer, c2009.

 

K704.O53 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Rights

 

Peter Jan Honigsberg. Our nation unhinged : the human consequences of the War on Terror. University of California Press, c2009.

 

KF9625.H66 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Legal Education

 

Evaluating, negotiating, proving and collecting damages and attorneys' fees / course director, Alexander B. Klein, III. State Bar of Texas, c2009.

 

KFT1277.5.F4E92

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Kristoffer Schollin. Digital rights management : the new copyright. Jure, 2008.

 

K1447.95.S34 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Death Penalty

 

Michelangelo Delfino and Mary E. Day. Death penalty USA, 2001-2002. MoBeta Pub., c2009.

 

KF9227.C2D45

 

 

 

 

 

Dispute Resolution

 

Peter R. Silverman. The client's guide to mediation and arbitration : the strategy for winning. American Bar Association, c2008.

 

KF9084.S55 2008

 

 

 

 

 

European Union Law

 

Hans-W. Micklitz, Norbert Reich, Peter Rott. Understanding EU consumer law. Intersentia, c2009.

 

KJE6577.U53 2009

 

 

 

 

 

First Amendment

 

Extreme speech and democracy / edited by Ivan Hare, James Weinstein. Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

K3254.E97 2009

 

 

 

 

 

International Contracting

 

Bruno Zeller. Damages under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. 2nd. ed. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

K1030.Z45 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Judicial Review

 

David R. Dow. America's prophets : how judicial activism makes America great. Praeger Publishers, 2009.

 

KF5130.D69 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican Law

 

José María Serna de la Garza. El sistema federal mexicano : un análisis jurídico. 1. ed. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2008.

 

KGF2943.S46 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Patent Law

 

Irwin M. Aisenberg. Modern patent law precedent. 10th ed. West, c2009.

 

KF3112.A37 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Rwandan Law

 

After genocide : transitional justice, post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation in Rwanda and beyond / edited by Phil Clark and Zachary D. Kaufman. Columbia University Press, c2009.

 

KTD454.A943 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Terrorism

 

Stephanie Cooper Blum. The necessary evil of preventive detention in the war on terror : a plan for a more moderate and sustainable solution. Cambria Press, c2008.

 

KF9430.B48 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Trial Advocacy

 

Michael R. Fontham. Trial technique and evidence. 3rd ed. National Institute for Trial Advocacy, c2008.

 

KF8915.F64 2008

 


New Government Documents List

Implementation of EPAct loan guarantee programs by the Department of Energy : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session April 24, 2007.

 

KF27.E5524 2007j

 

 

 

Banks in real estate : a review of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's December 2005 rulings : hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance, and Accountability of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, September 27, 2006.

 

KF27.G66292 2006s

 

 

 

Consolidation in the Pennsylvania health insurance industry : the right prescription? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 31, 2008.

 

KF26.J8352 2008n

 

 

 

Great Lakes Regional Collaboration's strategy to restore and protect the Great Lakes : hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, March 16, 2006.

 

KF26.E6 2006e

 

 

 

Impact of gaps in health coverage on income security : hearing before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, November 14, 2007.

 

KF27.W3443 2007v

 

 

 

Business meeting : meeting before the Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, meeting held in Washington, DC, June 28, 2006.

 

KF27.H6 2006j