New Titles List for the Week of February 26, 2012

                                                                                                                          

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

 

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • British Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Energy Transactions
  • Japanese Law
  • Judicial Process
  • Jurisprudence
  • Property
  • Rule of Law
  • Separation of Power
  • Tax Law
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

 

 

John D. Bessler. Cruel & unusual : the American death penalty and the founders' Eighth Amendment. Northeastern University Press, c2012.

KF9227.C2B478 2012

 

The conventional wisdom is that the founders were avid death penalty supporters. In this examination of America’s Eighth Amendment, the author explores this myth and shows the founders’ conflicting and ambivalent views on capital punishment. The book takes the reader back in time to show how the indiscriminate use of executions gave way to a more enlightened approach—one that has been evolving ever since. After critiquing the U.S. Supreme Court’s existing case law, this volume argues that America’s death penalty—a vestige of a bygone era in which ear cropping and other gruesome corporal punishments were thought acceptable—should be declared unconstitutional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Ku, John Yoo. Taming globalization : international law, the U. S. Constitution, and the new world order. Oxford University Press, 2012.

KF4581.K8 2012

 

In 1997, a Mexican national named Jose Ernesto Medellin was sentenced to death for raping and murdering two teenage girls in Texas. In 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that he was entitled to a new trial, but in 2008, amid fierce controversy, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the international ruling had no weight. Medellin subsequently was executed. In this book, the authors contend that the Medellin case only hints at the legal complications that will embroil American courts in the twenty-first century. To reconcile the demands of globalization with a traditional, formal constitutional structure, they write, we must re-conceptualize the Constitution, as Americans did in the early twentieth century, when faced with nationalization.

 

 


New Titles List

 

British Law

Martin Partington. Introduction to the English legal system : 2011-2012. 6th ed. Oxford University Press, 2011.

KD661.P37 2011

Constitutional Law

The challenge of originalism : theories of constitutional interpretation / edited by Grant Huscroft, Bradley Miller. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

K3165.C428 2011

Jay Wexler. The odd clauses : understanding the Constitution through ten of its most curious provisions. Beacon Press, c2011.

KF4550.W465 2011

Contracts

Martin Hogg. Promises and contract law : comparative perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

K845.P76H64 2011

Copyright

William Patry. How to fix copyright. Oxford University Press, c2011.

K1420.5.P3757 2011

Criminal Justice

John A. Eterno, Eli B. Silverman. The crime numbers game : management by manipulation. CRC Press, c2012.

HV8148.N5E837 2012

Criminal Procedure

Paul S. Diamond. Federal grand jury practice and procedure. 5th ed. Juris Pub., c2012.

KF9642.D53 2012

International Commercial Arbitration

Conflict of laws in international arbitration / edited by Franco Ferrari, Stefan Kröll. Sellier, c2011.

K2400.A6C645 2011

International Energy Transactions

Scott Gaille. International energy development. c2011.

HD62.4.G35 2012

Japanese Law

Japan's diversity dilemmas : ethnicity, citizenship, and education / edited by Soo im Lee, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Harumi Befu.  IUniverse, Inc., c2006.

DS830.J356 2006

Judicial Process

Richard L. Pacelle, Jr., Brett W. Curry, Bryan W. Marshall. Decision making by the modern Supreme Court. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

KF8748.P234 2011

Jurisprudence

Jeffrie G. Murphy. Punishment and the moral emotions : essays in law, morality, and religion. Oxford University Press, c2012.

K5103.M85 2012

Property

Thomas J. Miceli. The economic theory of eminent domain : private property, public use. Cambridge University Press, c2011.

KF5599.M45 2011

Rule of Law

Richard A. Epstein.  Design for liberty : private property, public administration, and the rule of law. Harvard University Press, 2011

K487.L5E66 2011

Separation of Power

Stephen M. Engel. American politicians confront the court : opposition politics and changing responses to judicial power. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

KF5130.E446 2011

Tax Law

Michael B. Lang, Elliott Manning, Mona L. Hymel. Federal tax accounting. 2nd ed. LexisNexis, c2011.

KF6314.L36 2011


New Government Documents List

 

The government of Belarus : crushing human rights at home? : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights and the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, April 1, 2011.

KF27.F629 2011a

The integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) into the National Airspace System (NAS) : fulfilling imminent operational and training requirements : field hearing before the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, September 13, 2010.

KF26.C69215 2010b

Financial literacy : empowering Americans to make informed financial decisions : hearing before the Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, April 12, 2011.

KF26.G6763 2011

Green jobs and red tape : assessing federal efforts to encourage employment : hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

KF27.S3975 2011

State and municipal debt : the coming crisis? : hearing before the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session.

KF27.O948 2011a

Fighting drunk driving : lessons learned in New Mexico : field hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, August 10, 2011.

KF26.C69 2011

Impact of monetary policy on the economy : a regional Fed perspective on inflation, unemployment, and QE3 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, July 26, 2011.

KF27.B5373 2011

Evaluating goals and progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, June 23, 2011.

KF26.F6 2011j

Governance, democracy, human rights, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Africa : the fiscal year 2012 proposed budget : hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, May 10, 2011.

KF27.F627 2011

Keeping America's families safe : reforming the food safety system : hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, one Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, on examining keeping America's families safe, focusing on reforming the food safety system, October 22, 2009.

KF26.L27 2009zc

Pipeline safety : assessing the San Bruno, California explosion and other recent accidents : hearing before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, September 28, 2010.

KF26.C69914 2011

Nomination of Eugene L. Dodaro : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session : nomination of Eugene L. Dodaro to be Comptroller General of the United States, U.S. Government Accountability Office, November 18, 2010.

KF26.H63 2010a

Hinder the Administration's Legalization Temptation (HALT) 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. 2497, July 26, 2011.

KF27.J8644 2011

The Department of Energy fiscal year 2012 research and development budget request : hearing before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, March 3, 2011.

KF27.S39 2011

Intelligence reform--2010 : hearings before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session.

KF26.H63 2010b

Federal Employees' Compensation Act : a fair approach? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, April 13, 2011.

KF27.O9425 2011

Oversight of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Reagan Washington National Airport, and the perimeter rule : hearing before the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, September 16, 2010.

KF26.C69215 2010a

Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire : implications for the country and region : hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, April 13, 2011.

KF27.F627 2011a

Department of Homeland Security financial management : 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, May 13, 2011.

KF27.O9433 2011b