New Titles List for the Week of April 27, 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
  • Arbitration
  • Contracts
  • Death Penalty
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Supreme Courts
  • Taxation of Exempt Organizations
  • Transportation
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

Tim Stephens. International courts and environmental protection. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

K3585.S74 2009

 

This book is the first comprehensive examination of international environmental litigation. Analyzing the spectrum of adjudicative bodies that are engaged in the resolution of environmental disputes, it offers a reappraisal of their relevance in contemporary contexts. The book critiques the contribution that arbitral awards and judicial decisions have made to the development of environmental law, and considers the looming challenges for international litigation. With its unique combination of scholarly analysis and practical discussion, this work is especially relevant to an era in which environmental matters are increasingly being brought before international jurisdictions.

 

 

Stefanie A. Lindquist, Frank B. Cross. Measuring judicial activism. Oxford University Press, c2009.

KF8742.L56 2009

 

This book supplies empirical analysis to the widely discussed concept of judicial activism at the United States Supreme Court. Complaints about activist Court decisions are common within contemporary political discourse, but these objections often have little substantive meaning beyond the speaker's disagreement with particular case outcomes. Frequently debated by legal scholars, judicial activism is shaped by the participants' ideological perspectives as well as by their subjective views regarding ambiguous constitutional provisions. Although no study can be perfectly objective, this book seeks to move beyond these more subjective debates by conceptualizing activism in non-ideological terms, identifying specific empirical dimensions to the concept, and measuring those dimensions using systematic social scientific techniques. In so doing, the book allows the authors to assess the relative "activism" of recent justices on the Court.

 


New Titles List

Arbitration

 

Littler Mendelson, P.C. Employment arbitration agreements : a practical guide. Aspen Publishers, c2009-

 

KF3424.E55

 

 

 

 

 

Contracts

 

Steven J. Burton. Elements of contract interpretation. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

KF801.B874 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Death Penalty

 

Michelangelo Delfino and Mary E. Day. Death penalty USA 2003 - 2004. MoBeta Pub., c2008.

 

KF9227.C2D45

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Law and Policy

 

Karl Boyd Brooks. Before Earth Day : the origins of American environmental law, 1945-1970. University Press of Kansas, c2009.

 

KF3775.B727 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts

 

Laura H. Peebles. Estate tax credits and computations. Tax Management, c2009-

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

International Criminal Law

 

Gideon Boas, James L. Bischoff, Natalie L. Reid. Elements of crimes under international law. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

 

K5301.B627 2008

 

 

 

 

 

International Environmental Law

 

Tim Stephens. International courts and environmental protection. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

 

K3585.S74 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Jurisprudence

 

Bradley C.S. Watson. Living constitution, dying faith : progressivism and the new science of jurisprudence. ISI Books, c2009.

 

KF4552.W38 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Courts

 

Stefanie A. Lindquist, Frank B. Cross. Measuring judicial activism. Oxford University Press, c2009.

 

KF8742.L56 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation of Exempt Organizations

 

Nina J. Crimm. Tax issues of religious organizations. Tax Management, c2009-

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven D. Simpson. Private foundations--taxable expenditures (Sec. 4945). Tax Management, c2009-

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

 

Margaret C. Jasper. Transportation law : passenger rights and responsibilities. Oceana, c2009.

 

KF2179.J37 2009

 


New Government Documents List

Legislative hearing on discussion draft concerning alternative fuels, infrastructure, and vehicles : 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 June 7, 2007.

 

KF27.E5524 2007k

 

 

 

The 2007 Medicare trustees report : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, April 25, 2007.

 

KF27.W344 2007h

 

 

 

Oil demand : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, to review the status of existing federal programs targeted at reducing gasoline demand in the near term and to discuss additional proposals for near term gasoline demand reductions, July 23, 2008.

 

KF26.E55 2008z

 

 

 

International deforestation and climate change : hearing before the Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 22, 2008.

 

KF26.F6 2008g

 

 

 

International disaster assistance : policy options : hearing before the Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 17, 2008.

 

KF26.F6 2008k

 

 

 

The hurricanes in Haiti : disaster and recovery : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, September 23, 2008.

 

KF27.F6492 2008s

 

 

 

Strengthening national security through smart power : a military perspective : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, March 5, 2008.

 

KF26.F6 2008f

 

 

 

Kosovo : the Balkans' moment of truth? : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, March 4, 2008.

 

KF26.F6 2008d

 

 

 

H.R. 5242 : the Small Business Paperwork Amnesty Act : hearing before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, on H.R. 5242 to amend title 44 of the United States Code, to provide for the suspension of fines under certain circumstances for first-time paperwork violations by small business concerns, September 26, 2006.

 

KF27.G6735 2006r

 

 

 

All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory : hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, to receive testimony regarding the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory of all species within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ... Asheville, NC, July 21, 2008.

 

KF26.E5555 2008n

 

 

 

U.S. policy options in post-election Pakistan : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, February 28, 2008.

 

KF26.F6 2008a

 

 

 

Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 2, 2008.

 

KF26.J8 2008u

 

 

 

Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission : media ownership : hearing before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, December  5, 2007.

 

KF27.E555 2007x

 

 

 

Sovereign wealth funds : new challenges from a changing landscape : hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, September 10, 2008.

 

KF27.B5368 2008r

 

 

 

False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007 : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property and the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, on H.R. 4854, June 19, 2008.

 

KF27.J857 2008k

 

 

 

Electronic employment verification systems : needed safeguards to protect privacy and prevent misuse : hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 10, 2008.

 

KF27.J8643 2008n

 

 

 

Confirmation hearing on the nomination of Mark R. Filip to be Deputy Attorney General : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, December 19, 2007.

 

KF26.J8 2007zp

 

 

 

NCLB reauthorization : effective strategies for engaging parents and communities in schools : hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, on examining No Child Left Behind reauthorization, focusing on effective strategies for engaging parents and communities to be involved in schools, March 28, 2007.

 

KF26.L27 2007o

 

 

 

Legislative proposals before the 110th Congress to amend federal restitution laws : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 3, 2008.

 

KF27.J8588 2008g

 

 

 

The healthy woman : a complete guide for all ages. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, [2008].

 

RA778.H43 2008

 

 

 

A ceremony unveiling the portrait of the Honorable Joe Barton, a representative in Congress from the State of Texas : proceedings before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, April 21, 2008.

 

E840.8.B37C47 2008