New Titles List for the Week of November 6, 2011

                                                                                                                          

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Brazilian Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Death Penalty
  • Debtor and Creditor
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Estate Planning
  • Immigration Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Law and Literature
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Communication
  • Native Americans
  • Oil and Gas
  • Sentencing
  • Separation of Powers
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

 

 

Kent Greenfield. The myth of choice : personal responsibility in a world of limits. Yale University Press, c2011.

BF448.G744 2011

 

Americans are fixated on the idea of choice. Our political theory is based on the consent of the governed.  Our legal system is built upon the argument that people freely make choices and bear responsibility for them.  This book poses unsettling questions about the choices we make. What if they are more constrained and limited than we like to think?  If we have less free will than we realize, what are the implications for us as individuals and for our society?  To uncover the answers, the author taps into scholarship on topics ranging from brain science to economics, political theory to sociology.  His discoveries confirm that many factors, conscious and unconscious, limit our free will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William J. Stuntz. The collapse of American criminal justice. Harvard University Press, c2011.

KF9223.S78 2011

 

The rule of law has vanished in America’s criminal justice system.  Prosecutors now decide whom to punish and how severely.  Almost no one accused of a crime will ever face a jury.  Inconsistent policing, rampant plea bargaining, overcrowded courtrooms, and ever more draconian sentencing have produced a gigantic prison population, with black citizens the primary defendants and victims of crime.  This book looks to history for the roots of these problems—and for their solutions.  The author discusses the dramatic history of American crime, the strategies that attempted to control it, and the costs of abandoning local democratic control.

 

 


New Titles List

 

Brazilian Law

David I. Durham, Paul M. Pruitt, Jr. A journey in Brazil : Henry Washington Hilliard and the Brazilian anti-slavery society. University of Alabama School of Law, 2008.

E415.9.H65D87 2008

Comparative Law

Geoffrey Samuel. Law of obligations. Edward Elgar, c2010.

K830.S37 2010

Constitutional Law

John R. Vile. A companion to the United States Constitution and its amendments. 5th ed. Praeger, c2010.

KF4550.V55 2010

Crime and Punishment

Michelle Alexander. The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. New Press, 2010.

KF9223.A44 2010

Death Penalty

Paul Christian Jones. Against the gallows : antebellum American writers and the movement to abolish capital punishment. University of Iowa Press, c2011.

KF9227.C2J66 2011

Debtor and Creditor

David Graeber. Debt : the first 5,000 years. Melville House, c2011.

HG3701.G73 2011

Dispute Resolution

Susan Swaim Daicoff. Comprehensive law practice : law as a healing profession. Carolina Academic Press, c2011.

KF9084.D35 2011

Energy Law and Policy

Greg Muttitt. Fuel on the fire : oil and politics in occupied Iraq. The Bodley Head, 2011.

DS79.76.M89 2011

Ernest E. Smith, Steven K. DeWolf, Roderick E. Wetsel. Texas wind law. LexisNexis, 2011-

KFT1491.S64A515

Estate Planning

Natalie B. Choate. Life and death planning for retirement benefits : the essential handbook for estate planners. 7th ed., revised. Ataxplan Publications, 2011.

KF6585.C46 2011

Immigration Law

Gordon Hanson. Regulating low-skilled immigration in the United States. AEI Press, c2010.

KF4819.H36 2010

Pia M. Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny. Beside the golden door : U.S. immigration reform in a new era of globalization. AEI Press, c2010.

KF4819.O77 2010

Juvenile Law

Toni Marsh. Juvenile law. Thomson Delmar Learning, c2007.

KF9779.M37 2007

Law and Literature

William P. MacNeil. Novel judgements : legal theory as fiction. Routledge, 2012.

K487.L38M33 2010

Legal Analysis, Research & Communication

Ruggero J. Aldisert. A judge's advice : 50 years on the bench. Carolina Academic Press, c2011.

KF213.A52 2011

Native Americans

N. Burce Duthu. American Indians and the law. Viking, 2008.

KF8210.R32D88 2008

Oil and Gas

John Bishop Ballem. The oil and gas lease in Canada. 4th ed. University of Toronto Press, c2008.

KE1822.B34 2008

Sentencing

Jawjeong Wu. Citizenship status, race, ethnicity, and their effects on sentencing. LFB Scholarly Pub., 2011.

KF9685.W8 2011

Separation of Powers

Ross K. Baker. Strangers on a hill : Congress and the court. W.W. Norton & Co. c2007.

KF4565.B29 2007

Sexual Orientation and the Law

Combating discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity : Council of Europe Standards. Council of Europe, c2011.

KJC5144.G39C66 2011


New Government Documents List

 

Health care issues involving the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, February 16, 2011.

KF27.E5546 2011d

Between you and your doctor : the private health insurance bureaucracy--day 2 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, September 17, 2009.

KF27.O942 2009r

Human rights at home : mental illness in U.S. prisons and jails : hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, September 15, 2009.

KF26.J8499 2009r

H.R. ____, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, February 9, 2011.

KF27.E5524 2011c

Are superweeds an outgrowth of USDA biotech policy? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session.

KF27.O942 2010s

Assessing the regulatory, economic, and market implications of the Dodd-Frank derivatives title : hearing before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, February 15, 2011.

KF27.B5 2011c

Chemical security : assessing progress and charting a path forward : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, March 3, 2010.

KF26.H63 2010e

Problems in mortgage servicing from modification to foreclosure : hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, on examining problems in mortgage servicing from modification to foreclosure and the impact these problems have had on U.S. homeowners and the housing market during the economic downturn, November 16 and December 1, 2010.

KF26.B39 2010z

U.S.-Africa trade relations : creating a platform for economic growth : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Committee on Foreign Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, June 24, 2009.

KF27.F627 2009m

Religious freedom, democracy, human rights in Asia : status of implementation of the Tibetan Policy Act, Block Burmese Jade Act, and North Korean Human Rights Act : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, June 2, 2011.

KF27.F6 2011n

The refuse of the federal spending binge II : how U.S. taxpayers are paying double for failing government programs : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, March 3, 2011.

KF27.O94 2011e

Raising the agencies' grades : protecting the economy, assuring regulatory quality and improving assessments of regulatory need : hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session,  March 29, 2011.

KF27.J856 2011g

Oversight of federal financial management : hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, April 14, 2010.

KF27.O943 2010g

Legislative proposals to improve the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau : hearing before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, April 6, 2011.

KF27.B5364 2011g

MedPAC's annual March report : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, March 11, 2008.

KF27.W344 2008e

A look at the fiscal year 2010 consolidated financial report of the U.S. government : hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, March 9, 2011.

KF27.O943 2011f

Biofuels : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, to review the U.S. Department of Energy's biofuels programs and biofuel infrastructure issues, and to consider S. 187, the Biofuels Market Expansion Act of 2011, April 7, 2011.

KF26.E55 2011o

The administration's report to Congress : reforming America's housing finance market : hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, on examining the administration's report to Congress: reforming America's housing finance market, March 15, 2011.

KF26.B39 2011f

Ensuring competition on the Internet. Pt. II : FCC panel : hearing before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, May 5, 2011.

KF27.J857 2011n

Assessing U.S. foreign policy priorities and needs amidst economic challenges : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, March 1, 2011.

KF27.F6 2011o

Access and affordability : how expanding Pell grants will offer higher education to more Americans : field hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, on examining access and affordability, focusing on how expanding Pell grants will offer higher education to more Americans, October 5, 2009, Philadelphia, PA.

KF26.L27 2009z

Administration of the first-time homebuyer tax credit : hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, October 22, 2009.

KF27.W345 2009t

Budget oversight : examining the President's 2012 budget request for Europe and Eurasia : hearing before the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, April 14, 2011.

KF27.F642 2011g

Impact of severe hurricanes on Beaufort, South Carolina : field hearing before the Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, August 17, 2006.

KF26.C6932 2006p

Secure Visas Act : hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, on H.R. 1741, May 11, 2011.

KF27.J8645 2011i

The state of the housing market : hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, on examining the state of the housing market, March 9, 2011.

KF26.B39 2011e

Stimulus oversight, 2009 : hearings before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, of the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session.

KF26.H63 2009zz

Current public lands and forests bills : hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, on S. 220, S. 270, S. 271, S. 278, S. 292, S. 322, S. 382, S. 427, S. 526, S. 566, S. 590, S. 607, S. 617, S. 667, S. 683, S. 684, S. 729, S. 766, S. 896, S. 897, May 18, 2011.

KF26.E5583 2011i

TSA oversight : hearing before the Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session.

KF27.O946 2011e

Reducing overpayments and increasing quality in the unemployment system : hearing before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, May 25, 2010.

KF26.F5 2010i

President's proposed fee on financial institutions regarding TARP : hearings before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, April 20, May 4, and May 11, 2010.

KF26.F6 2010w

Nomination of John S. Pistole, to be administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security : hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, June 10, 2010.

KF26.C69 2010p

Global investment trends in clean energy : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session ... March 17, 2011.

KF26.E55 2011