New Titles List for the Week of November 6, 2006

 

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

 

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Brazilian Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Conflicts of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Death Penalty
  • Family Law
  • French Law
  • Health Law - Brazil
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Immigration Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • International Law and the Use of Force
  • International Tax
  • Judicial Review - Brazil
  • Law and International Economic Relations
  • Legal Writing
  • Mexican Law
  • Personal and Professional Ethics
  • Personal and Professional Ethics - Brazil
  • Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Women and the Law

 


Featured Resource List

 

 

Jon Sorensen and Rocky LeAnn Pilgrim
Lethal Injection: Capital Punishment in Texas during the Modern Era
University of Texas Press
KTF1765.C2S67 2006


This book is the first empirical study of the state’s system of execution since the reinstatement of the death penalty by the Supreme Court in 1976. The findings are based on confidential records of death row inmates and a range of statistical sources designed to deal with the issues of whether capital punishment deters crime, the innocence of those executed, charges of racism, and the application of the death penalty in the state of Texas. Executions and how they are carried out in Texas have spurred nationwide debate and the authors, Jon Sorenson and Rocky Pilgrim use their study to challenge popular notions regarding the issues involved.

 

Sanford Levinson
Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People can Begin Correcting it)
Oxford University Press, 2006
KF4552.L48 2006

While most view the constitution as a sacred document that holds our society together, Sanford Levinson finds room for improvement. He points out that there are provisions that have results unfitting for a democracy. First, he states that winners of presidential elections are often those who did not receive the majority of the popular vote and that the veto power of the president enables the person in this position to overrule Congress simply for political reasons. Second, the author complains about the life time appointment of Supreme Court justices. Third, the amendment process makes changing provisions difficult if not impossible. In all, Levinson argues that the constitution in its current state could be a recipe for disaster given that he believes that we cannot rid ourselves of incompetent and ineffective leaders or ensure stability of the government after a major crisis.

 


New Titles List

Subject   Title   Call Number
Brazilian Law   Joao Mauricio Adeodato Filosofia do direito : uma critica a verdade na etica e na ciencia (em contraposicao a ontologia de Nicolai Hartmann),   3a. ed., rev. e ampliada, Sao Paulo : Editora Saraiva, 2005.   K450.A34 2005
  Atuacao e intervencao do ministerio publico : legislacao, Porto Alegre : S.A. Fabris Editor, 1986.   KHD327.A88 1986
  Francisco Meton Marques de Lima, Francisco Gerson Marques de Lima, Reforma do poder judiciario : comentarios iniciais a EC 45/2004, Sao Paulo, SP : Malheiros Editores, 2005 printing.   KHD2501.L55 2005
  Roberto Wanderley Nogueira, Justica acidental : nos bastidores do poder judiciario, Porto Alegre : S.A. Fabris Editor, 2003.   KHD2501.N64 2003
  Pedro Dallari, Constituicao e relacoes exteriores, Sao Paulo, SP : Editora Saraiva, 1994.   KHD2963.D35 1994
Civil Rights   Dwight Watson, Race and the Houston police department, 1930-1990 : a change did come, 1st ed., College Station. Tex. : Texas A&M University Press, c2005.   KFT1636.8.P64W38 2005
Conflict of Laws   J.H.C. Morris, The conflict of laws, 5th ed. by David McClean, London : Sweet & Maxwell, 2000.   KD680.M67 2000
Constitutional Law   Sanford Levinson, Our undemocratic constitution : where the constitution goes wrong (and how we the people can correct it), Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.   KF4552.L48 2006
Criminal Law   Cassio Vinicius D.C.V. Lazzari Prestes, O principio da insignificancia como causa excludente da tipicidade no direito penal, Sao Paulo : Memoria Juridica, 2003.   K5018.P74 2003
Death Penalty   Jon Sorensen and Rocky LeAnn Pilgrim, Lethal injection : capital punishment in Texas during the modern era, 1st ed.,  Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2006.   KFT1765.C2S67 2006
Family Law   Genetic ties and the family : the impact of paternity testing on parents and children / edited by Mark A. Rothstein ... [et al.], Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2005.   KF540.G46 2005
French Law   Jean-Louis Halperin,  The French Civil Code, translated by Tony Weir, London : UCL, c2006.   KJV447.7.H348 2006
Health Law   Improving healthcare : a dose of competition : a report by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (July, 2004), with various supplementary materials / edited by David Hyman, Dordrecht : Springer, 2005.   KF3821.I47 2005
  Joseph L. Matthews, Long term care : how to plan and pay for it, 6th ed., Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, c2006.   RA644.5.M38 2006
Health Law -- Brazil.   Hildegard Taggesell Giostri, Responsabilidade medica : as obrigacoes de meio e de resultado: avaliacao, uso e adequacao, 1a ed. (ano 2003), 5a tir., Curitiba : Jurua Editora, 2006.   KHD4446.G56 2006
Hispanic Americans   Panel on Hispanics in the United States, Multiple origins, uncertain destinies : Hispanics and the American future, Marta Tienda and Faith Mitchell, editors, Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2006.   E184.S75M85 2006
Immigration Law   Linda Bosniak, The citizen and the alien : dilemmas of contemporary membership, Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2006.   K3224.B67 2006
International Criminal Law   Isidoro Zanotti, Extradition in multilateral treaties and conventions, Forward and update by Edgardo Rotman, Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, c2006.   K5445.Z36 2006
International Law   Richard Youngs, Europe and the Middle East : in the shadow of September 11, Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006.   JZ1570.A55Y68 2006
International Law and the Use of Force   John Janzekovic, The use of force in humanitarian intervention : morality and practicalities, Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2006.   JZ6369.J36 2006
International Tax   OECD model tax convention on income and on capital,: condensed version-2005 ; and key tax features of member countries 2006 / Tiago Cassiano Neves, editor.  Amsterdam, Netherlands : International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, c2005.   K4473.25.O7282 2006
Judicial Review -- Brazil   Rafael Thomaz Favetti, Controle de constitucionalidade e politica fiscal, Porto Alegre : S.A. Fabris Editor, 2003.   KHD2698.F38 2003
  Edilson Pereira Nobre, Direitos fundamentais e arguicao de descumprimento de preceito fundamental, Porto Alegre : S.A. Fabris Editor, 2004.   KHD2698.N63 2004
Law and International Economic Relations   Ana Cristina Paulo Pereira, Direito institucional e material do MERCOSUL, 2a. ed., rev. atualizado e completado com a jurisprudencia e a normative mercosul, Rio de Janeiro : Editora Lumen Juris, 2005.   HC167.S67P47 2005
Legal Writing   Bryan A. Garner with Jeff Newman, Tiger Jackson, The redbook : a manual on legal style, 2nd ed., St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2006.   KF250.G375 2006
  Joseph Kimble, Lifting the fog of legalese : essays on plain language, Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2006.   KF250.K53 2006
Mexican Law   Olga Sanchez-Cordero de Garcia Villegas, Magistratura constitucional en Mexico : elementos de juicio, 1. ed., Mexico, D.F. : Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2005.   KGF3156.S253 2005
Personal and Professional Ethics   Victor Manuel Perez Valera, Deontologia juridica : la etica en el ser y quehacer del abogado, Mexico : Oxford University Press, 2002.   K247.6.P47 2002
Personal and Professional Ethics -- Brazil   Luiz Lima Langaro, Curso de deontologia juridica, 2a ed., atualizada por Gilson Langaro Dipp., Sao Paulo : Editora Saraiva, 1996.   KHD215.L36 1996
Torts    John Murphy, Street on torts, 11 ed., Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2005.   KD1949.S77 2005
Toxic Torts   Marilyn J. Berger, Lessons from Woburn [videorecording] : the rules of procedure, videotape narrated by Arthur R. Miller, [Seattle, Wash.] : Seattle University School of Law, 1999.   KF228.A7B37 1999
  Marilyn Berger, Lessons from Woburn [videorecording] : the untold stories / written, produced & directed by Marilyn Berger & Henry Wigglesworth, [Seattle, Wash.] : Seattle University School of Law, c1999.   KF228.A7B372 1999
  Marilyn J. Berger, Lessons from Woburn [videorecording] : conduct and settlement, videotape narrated by Deborah L. Rhode, [Seattle, Wash.] : Seattle University School of Law, 1999.   KF228.A7B373 1999
Women and the Law   Dorothy McBride-Stetson, Women's rights in the U.S.A. : policy debates and gender roles, 3rd ed., New York : Routledge, 2004.   KF478.S74 2004

 

 


New Government Documents List

Title Call Number
Army Corps of Engineers : meeting the nation's water resource needs in the 21st century : hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, March 31, 2004.  KF26.E685 2004
Phone records for sale : why aren't phone records safe from pretexting? :  hearing before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, February 1, 2006.   KF27.E55 2006b
How illegal immigration impacts constituencies : perspectives from members of Congress : hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session.   KF27.J8654 2005u
President's fiscal year 2006 budget with U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary John Snow : hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, February 8, 2005.   KF27.W3 2005a
The future of Social Security : hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, March 9, 2005.   KF27.W3 2005d
Implementation of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) : hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, April 21, 2005.   KF27.W3 2005e
Tax reform : hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, June 8, 2005.   KF27.W3 2005j
The uninsured : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, March 9, 2004.   KF27.W344 2004d
2004 tax return filing season and the IRS budget for fiscal year 2005 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, March 30, 2004.   KF27.W345 2004d
The Social Security Administration's management of the Ticket to Work Program : hearing before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, March 18, 2004.   KF27.W347 2004e
Sixth in a series of subcommittee hearings on protecting and strengthening Social Security : hearing before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, June 16, 2005.   KF27.W347 2005j