New Titles List for the Week of February 24, 2013

 

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

 

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Criminal Law
  • Gun Law
  • Health Law
  • Land Use
  • Law and Psychiatry
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Communication
  • Legislation
  • Partnership Tax
  • Property
  • Sales and Leasing
  • Terrorism
  • Government Documents

 


Featured Resource List

 

 

 

John Mixon. Autobiography of a law school : stories, memories and interpretations of my sixty years at the University of Houston Law Center. University of Houston Law Foundation, 2012.

KF292.H68M59 2012

 

In Autobiography of a Law School, Professor John Mixon recounts the sixty-five year history of the University of Houston Law Center and his memories and interpretations of the sixty years he spent at the Law Center, first as a law student, then professor, and now legend. In this work, Professor Mixon takes the reader on a journey through not only the law school’s history, but of a life lived well in a time gone by. From his first encounters with law in Cushing, Texas, to the early days of the law school, to the current day, Professor Mixon’s recollections are as warmly engaging as they are informative. Professor Mixon’s book will serve as a part of his well-earned legacy and is a tremendous gift to the Law Center’s future generations.

Kent Greenawalt. Statutory and common law interpretation. Oxford University Press, 2013.

K231.G74 2013

 

As Kent Greenwalt's second volume on aspects of legal interpretation, this book analyzes statutory and common law interpretation and compares the two. In respect to statutory interpretation, it first asks whether judges are "faithful agents" of the legislature or "independent cooperative partners." The book's second part, on common law interpretation, considers the force of precedents, resisting any simple dichotomy between holding and dictum. It also defends the use of reasoning by analogy, not only in the initial stages thinking about a problem, but also in respect to some final justifications for decisions. An examination of the place of rules, principles, and policies argues that all three are relevant in common law interpretation; and shows that common law interpretation is not reducible to any formula.

 


New Titles List

 

Civil Rights

Alison Kesby. The right to have rights : citizenship, humanity, and international law. Oxford University Press, 2012.

K3240.K47 2012

Christina R. Rivers. The Congressional Black Caucus, minority voting rights, and the U.S. Supreme Court. University of Michigan Press, 2012.

KF4893.R58 2012

Constitutional Law

David Brian Robertson. The original compromise : what the Constitution's framers were really thinking. Oxford University Press, 2013.

KF4510.R54 2013

Contracts

Dena H. Elkhatib. The ABA practical guide to drafting basic Islamic finance contracts. American Bar Association, Section of Internation Law, 2012.

KBP940.2.E43 2012

Copyright

Hector Postigo. The digital rights movement : the role of technology in subverting digital copyright. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

K1447.95.P67 2012

Criminal Law

Emily Marcus Levine & Paul Marcus. Questions & answers : criminal law : multiple-choice and short-answer questions and answers. 3rd ed. LexisNexis, 2012.

KF9219.85.L48 2012

Gun Law

Stephen P. Halbrook. That every man be armed : the evolution of a constitutional right. Revised and updated edition. University of New Mexico Press, 2013.

KF3941.H35 2013

Health Law

Emily Jackson. Law and the regulation of medicines. Hart Pub., 2012.

KD3460.J33 2012

Land Use

Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & Thomas E. Roberts. Land use planning and development regulation law. 3rd ed. West, 2013.

KF5692.J84 2013

Law and Psychiatry

Neuroscience and legal responsibility / edited by Nicole A Vincent. Oxford University Press, 2013.

K346.N48 2013

Legal Analysis, Research & Communication

Ruggero J. Aldisert. Opinion writing. 3rd ed. Carolina Academic Press, 2012.

KF250.A35 2012

Texas Law Review Association. Manual on usage & style. 12th ed. Texas Law Review Association, 2011.

KF245.T48 2011

Legislation

Robert J. Martineau & Robert J. Martineau, Jr. Plain English for drafting statutes and rules. LexisNexis, 2012.

KF250.M3715 2012

Partnership Tax

Richard M. Lipton et al. Partnership taxation, 3rd ed. LexisNexis, 2012.

KF6452.L498 2012

Property

Brian D. Shannon & Gerry W. Beyer. Skills & values : property law. LexisNexis, 2012.

KF570.Z9S526 2012

Robert Laurence, Owen L. Anderson & Pamela B. Minzner. A student's guide to estates in land and future interests : text, examples, problems and answers. 3rd ed. LexisNexis, 2012.

KF605.L385 2012

Sales and Leasing

Ingeborg Schwenzer, Christiana Fountoulakis & Mariel Dimsey. International sales law. 2nd ed. Hart, 2012.

K1028.3198.S39 2012

 

Terrorism

Heather Harrison Dinniss. Cyber warfare and the laws of war. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

KZ6718.H37 2012


 


New Government Documents List

 

Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration's multifamily insurance programs : hearing before the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, June 7, 2012.

KF27.B5468 2012c

The Universal Music Group/EMI merger and the future of online music : hearing before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, June 21, 2012.

KF26.J8352 2012

Options for safe and effective prescription drug importation : hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, March 11, 2004.

KF26.C69 2004a

An examination of the impacts of global warming on the Chesapeake Bay : hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, September 26, 2007.

KF26.E6 2007ac

Identity theft and income tax preparation fraud : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, June 28, 2012.

KF27.J8588 2012g

Leveling the playing field : protecting workers and businesses affected by misclassification : hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session ... June 17, 2010.

KF26.L27 2010ah

Access to the Court : televising the Supreme Court : hearing before the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, December 6, 2011.

KF26.J8327 2011b

Moving from unemployment checks to paychecks : assessing the President's proposal to help the long-term unemployed : hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, October 6, 2011.

KF27.W3464 2011e

Drinking water and public health impacts of coal combustion waste disposal : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, December 10, 2009.

KF27.E5525 2009p

Protecting the electric grid : H.R. 2165, the  Bulk Power System Protection Act of 2009,  and H.R. 2195 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, October 27, 2009.

KF27.E5525 2009q

STEM in action : transferring knowledge from the workplace to the classroom : hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, Thursday, November 3, 2011.

KF27.S3984 2011e

Oversight of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) : examining the TSA's efforts and progress on H.R. 1, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 : hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 16, 2007.

KF26.C69 2007an

Mandate madness : when sue and settle just isn't enough : hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and Procurement Reform of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, June 28, 2012.

KF27.O9484 2012b

H.R. 3655, the Bereaved Consumer's Bill of Rights : hearing before Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, January 27, 2010.

KF27.E5515 2010

National security leaks and the law : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, July 11, 2012.

KF27.J8588 2012j

Budget hearing, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, February 15, 2012.

KF27.B54428 2012

Health care entitlements : the road forward : hearing before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, June 23, 2011.

KF26.F5 2011ae

United States Department of Justice : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, May 3, 2011.

KF27.J8 2011f

ICANN's top-level domain name program : hearing before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, December 14, 2011.

KF27.E5522 2011j

H.R. 3125, the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act, and H.R. 3019, the Spectrum Relocation Improvement Act of 2009 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, December 15, 2009.

KF27.E5523 2009m

H1N1 preparedness : an overview of vaccine production and distribution : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, November 18, 2009.

KF27.E553 2009s

The Endangered Species Act : reviewing the nexus of science and policy : hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, Thursday, October 13, 2011.

KF27.S3975 2011f

Department of Homeland Security : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, July 19, 2012.

KF27.J8 2012c

Colorado wildfires : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, to discuss the recent Colorado wildfires, focusing on lessons learned that can be applied to future suppression, recovery, and mitigation efforts, Colorado Springs, CO, August 15, 2012.

KF26.E55 2012n

 

Cyber threats to capital markets and corporate accounts : hearing before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, June 1, 2012.

KF27.B514 2012