New Government Law Books

Below is a list of Government Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace / John D. Skrentny.

Location: lax
Call #: HD4903.5.U58 S5697 2014
Publisher:


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Illinois municipal law : contracts, litigation, and home rule / Stewart H. Diamond, general editor ; chapter authors, Jeffrey M. Alperin ... [24 other authors].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1631 .I45 2015
Publisher:


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Coastal and ocean management law in a nutshell / by Donna R. Christie, Elizabeth C. & Clyde W. Atkinson Professor of Law, Florida State University, College of Law ; Richard G. Hildreth, Frank E. Nash Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5627.Z9 C48 2015
Publisher:


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American Indian law in a nutshell / by William C. Canby, Jr., Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, formerly Professor of Law, Arizona State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8205.Z9 C36 2015
Publisher:


This guide provides a reliable resource on American Indian law. Its authoritative text covers the essentials of this complex body of law, with attention to the governmental policies underlying it. The work emphasizes both the historical development of Federal Indian Law and recent matters such as the evolution of Indian gaming, issues arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the present enforcement of treaty rights. It addresses the policy and law applicable to Alaska Natives, but does not deal with Native Hawai'ians. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to electronic records : a guide to reporting on state and local government in the computer age / editor, Jane E. Kirtley ; managing editor, Robert S. Becker ; associate editor: Rebecca Daugherty.

Location: lax
Call #: CD986.5 .H68
Publisher: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press,


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Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005 / Thomas C. Wright.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.C5 W75 2014
Publisher:


Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other forms of "subversion." Pinochet constructed an iron shield of impunity for himself and the military in Chile, while in Argentina, military pressure resulted in laws preventing prosecution for past human rights violations. When democracy was reestablished in both countries by 1990, justice for crimes against humanity seemed beyond reach.Thomas C. Wright examines how persistent advocacy by domestic and international human rights groups, evolving legal environments, unanticipated events that impacted public opinion, and eventual changes in military leadership led to a situation unique in the world--the stripping of impunity not only from a select number of commanders of the repression but from all those involved in state terrorism in Chile and Argentina. Find out more (catalog link)

Election administration in the United States : the state of reform after Bush v. Gore / edited by R. Michael Alvarez, Bernard M. Grofman.

Location: lax
Call #: JK1976 .E437 2014
Publisher:


Some of the nation's leading experts look at various aspects of election administration, including issues of ballot format, changes in registration procedures, the growth in the availability of absentee ballot rules and other forms of 'convenience voting', and changes in the technology used to record our votes. Find out more (catalog link)

Sugar and the making of international trade law / Michael Fakhri.

Location: lax
Call #: K3947.S93 F35 2014
Publisher:


Why have international institutions been central to modern trade law for the past century? Written with scholars of international law and international institutions in mind, Michael Fakhri answers this question through an historical examination of three mostly forgotten sugar treaties. Find out more (catalog link)

Critical debates on counter-terrorism judicial review / edited by Fergal F. Davis and Fiona de Londras.

Location: lax
Call #: K5256 .C75 2013
Publisher:


Is judicial review an effective and appropriate way to regulate counter-terrorism measures? Some argue that the judiciary is ill-equipped to examine such measures, for instance because they lack the expertise of the institutions which bring them about under exigent conditions. Others claim that subjecting counter-terrorism measures to judicial review is crucial for maintaining a jurisdiction's principles of constitutionalism. This volume brings together voices from all sides of the debate from a broad range of jurisdictions, from North America, Europe and Australasia. Find out more (catalog link)

Foreign law? : Congress v. the Supreme Court / Christopher Roberts.

Location: lax
Call #: KF358 .R63 2014
Publisher:


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Shaping US military law : governing a constitutional military / Lieutenant Colonel Joshua E. Kastenberg, United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General's Corps, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .K37 2014
Publisher:


Since the United States' entry into World War II, the federal judiciary has taken a prominent role in the shaping of the nation's military laws. Yet, a majority of the academic legal community studying the relationship between the Court and the military establishment argues otherwise providing the basis for a further argument that the legal construct of the military establishment is constitutionally questionable. Centering on the Cold War era from 1968 onward, this book weaves judicial biography and a historic methodology based on primary source materials into its analysis and reviews several military law judicial decisions ignored by other studies. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial politics in polarized times / Thomas M. Keck.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8775 .K43 2014
Publisher:


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Legal resolution of nuclear non-proliferation disputes / James D. Fry.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5675 .F79 2013
Publisher:


While legal resolution is not necessarily the panacea to the world's problems with nuclear proliferation, it nevertheless represents an option that States and commentators have all too often ignored. James Fry examines the legal grounds for the resolution of such disputes through the International Court of Justice and international arbitration. Find out more (catalog link)

Trademark manual of examining procedure (TMEP) / United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF3180 .G542 2014
Publisher:


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Temporary order? : life in East Jerusalem under the shadow of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law / research and writing, Noga Kadman and Andrea Szlecsan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2144 .K33 2014
Publisher:


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U.S. immigration made easy / Ilona Bray, J.D., updated by Attorney Richard Link.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF4819.6 .C3 2015
Publisher:


U.S. Immigration Made Easy covers every possible way to legally enter and live in the United States. Learn how the immigration system really works and find out whether you qualify for: . work visas . student visas . refugee status . green cards . citizenship . and more Get tips on dealing with paperwork, government officials, delays and denials. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions on filling out and filing forms, and learn the best way to approach the enormous U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) bureaucracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Twilight of the elites : America after meritocracy / Christopher Hayes.

Location: lax
Call #: HN90.E4 H39 2012
Publisher: Crown Publishers,


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Force of law / Frederick Schauer.

Location: lax
Call #: K579.D8 S33 2015
Publisher:


As citizens of liberal democratic countries, we think that we live under the rule of law. Governments make the rules, we live by them, and the police enforce them. The Force of Law critically examines these assumptions. Criminologist Mariana Valverde makes clear that while the law is usually regarded as the civilized, nonviolent way to deal with harms and conflicts, violence is integral to it. Police are authorized to handcuff, tase, and even kill people; courts of law confine people to prison and, in some countries, the state can put people to death. The Force of Law stimulates readers to become more informed about law and law enforcement and more active in efforts to make policing accountable to the public. Find out more (catalog link)

Nationality law in the western hemisphere : a study on grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship in the Americas and the Caribbean / by Olivier Vonk.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ561 .V66 2015
Publisher:


In "Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere," Olivier Vonk provides the first comprehensive overview in English of the current grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship of all thirty-five countries in the Americas and the Caribbean. Find out more (catalog link)

In food we trust : the politics of purity in American food regulation / Courtney I. P. Thomas.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3878 .T48 2014
Publisher:


In Food We Trust is the first comprehensive examination of the history of food safety policy in the United States, analyzing critical moments in food safety history from Upton Sinclairs publication of The Jungle to Congresss passage of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. With five case studies of significant food safety crises ranging from the 1959 chemical contamination of cranberries to the 2009 outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter, In Food We Trust contextualizes a changing food regulatory regime and explains how federal agencies are fundamentally limited in their power to safeguard the food supply. Find out more (catalog link)

Assault on international law / Jens David Ohlin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4581 .O35 2015
Publisher:


Why comply with international law when there is no world government to enforce it? Jens David Ohlin provides an alternate vision of international law based on a truly innovative theory of human rationality. Rationality requires that agents follow through on their plans even when faced with opportunities for defection. Find out more (catalog link)

Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history / Steven W. Bender.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .B39 2015
Publisher:


In Mea Culpa, Steven W. Bender examines how the United States' collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been historically marginalized and oppressed, Bender is able to draw persuasive connections between shame and its eventual legal manifestations. Find out more (catalog link)

Separation of powers and legislative organization : the President, the Senate, and political parties in the making of House rules / Gisela Sin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4990 .S57 2015
Publisher:


This book examines how the constitutional requirements of the lawmaking process, combined with the factional divisions within parties, affect U.S. representatives' decisions about how to distribute power among themselves. Find out more (catalog link)

Strategically created treaty conflicts and the politics of international law / Surabhi Ranganathan.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .R36 2014
Publisher:


Treaty conflicts are often deliberately created to challenge or change legal regimes. What does this say about the role of law in international affairs? This book examines modern legal thought and practice, with detailed studies of conflict dynamics in nuclear governance, international criminal justice and the law of the sea. Find out more (catalog link)

Legitimate targets? : social construction, international law and US bombing / Janina Dill.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6695 .D55 2015
Publisher:


Legitimate Targets? examines the different 'logics' of waging war which are demanded by strategic military considerations, international law, and contemporary moral standards. Dill's analysis explains the connections between legality, morality and strategy on the twenty-first-century battlefield. This book will appeal to scholars in international relations, international law and ethics. Find out more (catalog link)

Research methods for studying legal issues in education / co-editors/authors: Steve Permuth, Ed.D., Ralph D. Mawdsley, Susan Silver ; other authors: Louise Adler, Ph.D. [and 17 others].

Location: lax
Call #: KF4119.6 .R375 2015
Publisher:


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Educational finance law : constitutional challenges to state aid plans--an analysis of strategies / R. Craig Wood [and three others].

Location: lax
Call #: KF4125 .W66 2015
Publisher:


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Rule of law in war : international law and United States counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan / Travers McLeod.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6398.A87 M35 2015
Publisher:


War and security have traditionally been held up as two areas where it is largely assumed international law has little influence on state action. 'Rule of Law in War' shows that it is possible to isolate the impact of rules, and to do so in areas that have historically been impenetrable. Find out more (catalog link)

War on terror and the laws of war : a military perspective / Geoffrey S. Corn, James A. Schoettler, Jr., Dru Brenner-Beck, Victor M. Hansen, Richard B. "Dick" Jackson, Eric Talbot Jensen, Michael W. Lewis ; foreword by Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.T47 W37 2015
Publisher:


In this volume, seven legal scholars, each with experience as military officers, focus on how to strike an effective balance between the necessity of using armed violence to subdue a threat to the nation with the humanitarian interest of mitigating the suffering inevitably associated with that use. Each chapter addresses a specific operational issue, including the national right of self-defense, military targeting and the use of drones, detention, interrogation, trial by military commission of captured terrorist operatives, and the impact of battlefield perspectives on counter-terror military operations, while illustrating how the law of armed conflict influences resolution of that issue. Find out more (catalog link)

Defensive killing / Helen Frowe.

Location: lax
Call #: K5087.S4 F76 2014
Publisher:


Most people believe that it is sometimes morally permissible for a person to use force to defend herself or others against harm. In Defensive Killing, Helen Frowe offers a detailed exploration of when and why the use of such force is permissible. She begins by considering the use of force between individuals, investigating both the circumstances under which an attacker forfeits her right not to be harmed, and the distinct question of when it is all-things-considered permissible to use force against an attacker. Frowe then extends this enquiry to war, defending the view that we should judge the ethics of killing in war by the moral rules that govern killing between individuals. Find out more (catalog link)

In the shadow of the great charter : common law constitutionalism and the Magna Carta / Robert M. Pallitto.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .P355 2015
Publisher:


The story of the profound influence of Magna Carta on American legal development, especially constitutional doctrine and interpretation. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of schools, students and teachers in a nutshell / by Kern Alexander, professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M. David Alexander, professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4119.3 .A43 2015
Publisher:


This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities. Find out more (catalog link)

Strengthening international courts : the hidden costs of legalization / Leslie Johns.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .J64 2015
Publisher:


An investigation of the ways in which the strength of international courts affects dispute settlement, compliance, and the stability of the international economic and political system Find out more (catalog link)

Student loan law / Deanne Loonin, Persis S. Yu ; contributing authors: Robyn Smith, Geoff Walsh, Carolyn L. Carter, Jonathan Sheldon.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4235 .L66 2015
Publisher:


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Wasting a crisis : why securities regulation fails / Paul G. Mahoney.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1070 .M34 2015
Publisher:


The recent financial crisis led to sweeping reforms that inspired countless references to the financial reforms of the New Deal. Comparable to the reforms of the New Deal in both scope and scale, the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the main regulatory reform package introduced in the United States, also shared with New Deal reforms the assumption that the underlying cause of the crisis was misbehavior by securities market participants, exacerbated by lax regulatory oversight. With 'Wasting a Crisis', Paul G. Mahoney offers persuasive research to show that this now almost universally accepted narrative of market failure, broadly similar across financial crises, is formulated by political actors hoping to deflect blame from prior policy errors. Find out more (catalog link)

As certain as death : quotations about taxes / compiled and arranged by Jeffery L. Yablon.

Location: lax
Call #: HJ4652 .A73 2015
Publisher: Tax Analysts,


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Crimes of terror : the legal and political implications of federal terrorism prosecutions / Wadie E. Said.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7220 .S235 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


A comprehensive dissection of the government's advantages over suspects in criminal prosecutions of terrorism, which are driven by a preventive mindset that purports to stop plots before they can come to fruition. It establishes the background for these controversial policies and practices and then demonstrates how they have impeded the normal goals of criminal prosecution, even in light of a competing military tribunal model. Find out more (catalog link)

Defending the jury : crime, community, and the Constitution / Laura I Appleman, Willamette University College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8972 .A76 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Laura Appleman exposes the various challenges the American criminal justice system faces because of its ongoing failure to integrate the community's voice. She sets forth a new approach to 21st-century criminal justice and punishment, one that fully involves the community, providing a better way to make our criminal process more transparent and inclusive. Find out more (catalog link)

Independent agencies in the United States : law, structure, and politics / Marshall J. Breger, Gary J. Edles.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5407 .B725 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This text provides a full-length study of the structure and workings of federal independent regulatory agencies in the US, focusing on traditional multi-member agencies that have a significant impact on the American economy, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the National Labor Relations Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission. Find out more (catalog link)

United States Tax Court : an historical analysis / Harold Dubroff & Brant J. Hellwig.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6324 .B83 2015
Publisher: [United States Tax Court],


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Agriculture and the WTO : subsidies in the cross hairs.

Location: lax
Call #: HF2651.F27 A34 2005
Publisher: Dean Rusk Center,


This comprehensive reference explores the key issues and opinions in agricultural trade liberalization from a developing country perspective. Chapters cover topics including: market access; domestic support policies; export competition policies; regional trade agreements; and food security. Find out more (catalog link)

Privacy in the information society / edited by Philip Leith, Queen's University of Belfast, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: K3560 .P75 2015
Publisher: Ashgate,


As paper recedes into the background and digital data becomes the primary resource in the information society, what does this mean for privacy? Can there be privacy when every communication made through ever-developing ubiquitous devices is recorded? What factors should underpin the creation of new means of regulation? The papers in this collection have been drawn together to develop the positive and negative affects upon the information society which privacy regulation implies. Find out more (catalog link)

Pox of liberty : how the Constitution left Americans rich, free, and prone to infection / Werner Troesken.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .T764 2015
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press,


The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world. But that wealth hasn't translated to a higher life expectancy, an area where the United States still ranks 38th - behind Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and Greece, among many others. Some fault the absence of universal health care or the persistence of social inequalities. Others blame unhealthy lifestyles. But these emphases on present-day behaviours and policies miss a much more fundamental determinant of societal health: the state. Werner Troesken looks at the history of the United States with a focus on three diseases - smallpox, typhoid fever, and yellow fever - to show how constitutional rules and provisions that promoted individual liberty and economic prosperity also influenced, for good and for bad, the country's ability to eradicate infectious disease. Find out more (catalog link)

God, schools, and government funding : first amendment conundrums / Laurence H. Winer, Sandra Day O' Connor COllege of Law, Arizona State University, USA; Nina J. Crimm, St. John's University School of Law, USA

Location: lax
Call #: KF4124 .W56 2015
Publisher: Ashgate,


In this book Professors Winer and Crimm clearly elucidate for readers' greater understanding and appreciation the complex and controversial policy, legal, and constitutional issues involved in using tax expenditures - mechanisms such as exclusions, deductions, and credits that economically function essentially as government subsidies - to finance private, religious schooling. Find out more (catalog link)

Reconsidering the Insular cases : the past and future of the American empire / edited by Gerald L. Neuman and Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4635.A75 R43 2015
Publisher: Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School,


Over a century has passed since the United States Supreme Court decided a series of cases, known as the 'Insular Cases', that limited the applicability of constitutional rights in Puerto Rico and other overseas territories and allowed the United States to hold them indefinitely as subordinated possessions without the promise of representation or statehood. Essays in this volume, which originated in a Harvard Law School conference, reconsider the Insular Cases. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond deportation : the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases / Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia; with a foreward by Leon Wildes.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4842 .W33 2015
Publisher: New York University Press,


Beyond Deportation is the first book to comprehensively describe the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. It provides a rich history of the role of prosecutorial discretion in the immigration system and unveils the powerful role it plays in protecting individuals from deportation and saving the government resources. Find out more (catalog link)

Speaking the law : the Obama administration's addresses on national security law / Kenneth Anderson and Benjamin Wittes.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .A953 2015
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University,


In "Speaking the Law," the authors offer a detailed examination of the speeches of the Obama administration on national security legal issues. Viewed together here for the first time, the authors lay out a broad array of legal and policy positions regarding a large number of principles currently contested at both the domestic and international levels. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court versus Congress : disrupting the balance of power, 1789-2014 / William B. Glidden.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .G58 2015
Publisher: Praeger,


A comprehensive and focused review of all of the Supreme Court's overturns of Congress on constitutional grounds from 1789 to the present, suited to college-level political science and constitutional law courses as well as law school students. Find out more (catalog link)

Voters' verdicts : citizens, campaigns, and institutions in state Supreme Court elections / Chris W. Bonneau and Damon M. Cann.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8776 .B66 2015
Publisher: University of Virginia Press,


This comprehensive study rests on a broad evidentiary base that spans numerous states and a variety of electoral systems. Bonneau and Cann use the first national survey of voters in state supreme court elections paired with novel laboratory experiments to evaluate the influence of incumbency and other ballot cues on voters' decisions. Data-rich and analytically rigorous, this provocative volume shows why voters decide to participate in judicial elections and what factors they consider in casting their votes. Find out more (catalog link)

Strategies for Serving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tanf) Recipients With Disabilities.

Location: lax
Call #: KF480 .S77 2014
Publisher:


This book describes how TANF agencies work with participants who have a disability and how they interact with local SSA offices; presents findings from analyses of merged TANF and SSI data, documenting the extent to which adult TANF recipients are connected with the SSI system and how they contribute to the overall dynamics of caseload changes in SSI; and describes the implementation and findings of three promising pilot interventions. Find out more (catalog link)

Finances of Europe : the budgetary and financial law of the European Communities / by Daniel Strasser.

Location: lax
Call #: HG2094.5 .S8513 1992
Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities,


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Global war on tobacco : mapping the world's first public health treaty / Heather Wipfli.

Location: lax
Call #: K3593.5.T63 W57 2015
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press,


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NAFTA at 20 : the North American Free Trade Agreement's achievements and challenges / edited by Michael J. Boskin.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ944 .N34 2014
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press,


This book brings together distinguished academics who have studied the effects of NAFTA with high-level policy makers to present a comprehensive view of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at the conception, creation, outcomes so far, and the future of NAFTA from the perspective of economists, historians, and the aforementioned policy makers in the words of those who actually participated in the negotiations and research. Find out more (catalog link)

Contemporary relationships and the law, 2015 / chapter authors: Angelika Kuehn, Mark T. Neil.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1294 .K84 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Reason of state : law, prerogative and empire / Thomas Poole.

Location: lax
Call #: K3169 .P667 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


For those interested in the relationship between politics, power and constitutions, this book examines the idea of prerogative power and reason of state by looking at the theoretical debates surrounding the development of the British constitution and the British Empire, singling out the East India Company as a focal point. Find out more (catalog link)

Justices on the ballot : continuity and change in state supreme court elections / Herbert M. Kritzer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8776 .K75 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Herbert M. Kritzer investigates state supreme court elections in the US from WWII to the present. Through original analysis of voting returns, campaign budgets and illustrative case studies, he makes the case that elections have become less politicised than commonly believed. Find out more (catalog link)

Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth / Guenter Lewy.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .L49 2014
Publisher: The University of Utah Press,


Historian and political scientist Guenter Lewy is no stranger to the topic of genocide or to exploring controversial issues. His penchant for approaching topics from contentious angles continues in Outlawing Genocide Denial, as he scrutinizes the practice of criminalizing the expression of unpopular, even odious historical interpretation, exemplified by genocide denial. Find out more (catalog link)

Comparative counter-terrorism law / edited by Kent Roach.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7220 .C64 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book helps establish the emerging field of comparative counter-terrorism law by an up-to-date assessment of counter-terrorism law in twenty-two countries across six continents. Special attention is given to outcomes in distinct national contexts, such as widely-borrowed U.K. and Egyptian counter-terrorism laws yielding varying results in different adoptive countries. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to mental health care and traumatic brain injury services : addressing the challenges and barriers for veterans : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation[s] of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.V 64/3:113-66
Publisher: U.S. Government Publishing Office,


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Tocqueville's nightmare : the administrative state emerges in America, 1900-1940 / Daniel R. Ernst.

Location: lax
Call #: JK411 .E76 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Daniel Ernst provides a wonderfully rich and subtly revisionist account of one of the crucial eras in the development of American administrative law. The meat he puts on the bones of apparently arid doctrinal disputes both reveals why administrative law has been and remains a sharply contested battleground in American political development and gives us a brilliant account of what 'American exceptionalism' really entails. Find out more (catalog link)

Local space, global life : the everyday operation of international law and development / Luis Eslava.

Location: lax
Call #: K3820 .E835 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Local Space, Global Life offers an innovative account of the operation and everyday effects of international law and the development project. Adopting an ethnographic methodology to examine the current international focus on local jurisdictions, it demonstrates the academic and political value of the interdisciplinary study of international law. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and lies : deception and truth-telling in the American legal system / edited by Austin Sarat.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1271 .L39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This volume investigates lies and deception in the American legal system. Analyzing examples from undercover police deception to lying under oath and from political lying to the military's 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy, it reveals that the government's stance towards truth is anything but simple. Find out more (catalog link)

Lessons in censorship : how schools and courts subvert students' First Amendment rights / Catherine J. Ross.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4155.5 .R67 2015
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


American public schools censor controversial student speech that the Constitution protects. Catherine Ross brings clarity to court rulings that define speech rights of young citizens and proposes ways to protect free expression, arguing that the failure of schools to respect civil liberties betrays their educational mission and threatens democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

How to prevent special education litigation : eight legal lesson plans / Regina Umpstead, Janet R. Decker, Kevin P. Brady, David Schimmel, Matthew Militello.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4209.3 .P74 2015
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University,


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Making foreigners : immigration and citizenship law in America, 1600-2000 / Kunal M. Parker.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4700 .P39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book will interest the reader who wants to learn about the history of immigration and citizenship law. Covering the span of American history (1600-2000), it connects the history of immigrants with that of domestic subordinated groups and reveals the changing legal meanings of foreignness over the course of American history. Find out more (catalog link)

Borderless wars : civil military disorder and legal uncertainty / Antonia Chayes, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .C47 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The US war on terror has redrawn the traditional distinctions between war and peace. In this book, former US Under Secretary of the Air Force Antonia Chayes investigates the impact of 'gray area' warfare on counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism and cyber warfare. She argues that transparency is needed to preserve democratic ideals. Find out more (catalog link)

Justice, responsibility and reconciliation in the wake of conflict / Alice MacLachlan, Allen Speight, editors.

Location: lares-nc
Call #: BJ1476 .J87 2013
Publisher: Springer,


Drawing on the work of leading scholars in the fields of philosophy, political theory, international law, religious studies and peace studies, the collection significantly advances current literature on war, justice and post-conflict reconciliation. Find out more (catalog link)

2014 : the FBI story / [U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation].

Location: lax
Call #: J 1.14/2:F 31/6/2014
Publisher: FBI Office of Public Affairs,


This annual collection of top stories from the FBI's web site chronicles the FBI's most successful 2014 investigations and operations. These include the disruption of botnet operators responsible for the theft of more than $100 million worldwide; nearly $9 billion in penalties levied against one of the largest financial institutions in the world for exploiting the American financial system; and a nationwide child exploitation sweep that recovered 168 victims of trafficking. Find out more (catalog link)

9/11 terror cases : constitutional challenges in the war against Al Qaeda / Allan A. Ryan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF221.P6 R13 2015
Publisher: University Press of Kansas,


Examines the four decisions of the Supreme Court from 20042008 on the Bush Administrations policies for Guantanamo detainees, and the response of Congress to those rulings, with emphasis on the separation of powers enshrined in the United States Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

Privacy law fundamentals / Daniel J. Solove & Paul M. Schwartz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1262 .S665 2015
Publisher: International Association of Privacy Professionals,


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Child Support Assistance Act of 2015 : report (to accompany H.R. 2091) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 1.1/8:114-282
Publisher: [U.S. Government Publishing Office],


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Compendium of laws and rules of the Congressional budget process / Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives.

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.B 85/3:L 44/2015
Publisher: U.S. Government Publishing Office,


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Public health law in a nutshell / James G. Hodge, Jr. (professor of public health law and ethics, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University).

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF3775 .H63 2016
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


This title provides an informative, and concise assessment of the critical role of law in American society to protect the community's health. Updated to reflect modern developments in this ever-developing field, this Nutshell lay out definitive legal issues underlying core public health powers to prevent and control communicable and chronic conditions like influenza, obesity, cancer, and heart disease. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond Magna Carta : a constitution for the United Kingdom / Andrew Blick.

Location: lax
Call #: KD3989 .B55 2015
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


This book, published at the time of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, considers a series of historical documents from Anglo-Saxon times onwards which sought to set out arrangements for the governance of England and later the UK as a whole. Find out more (catalog link)

World without privacy : what law can and should do? / edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1262 .W67 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This title considers different understandings of privacy and provides examples of legal responses to the threats associated with new modalities of surveillance and digital technology. Find out more (catalog link)

Frontier democracy : constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest / Silvana R. Siddali.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4530 .S55 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Frontier Democracy examines the debates over state constitutions in the antebellum Northwest (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) from the 1820s through the 1850s. This is a book about conversations: in particular, the fights and negotiations over the core ideals in the constitutions that brought these frontier communities to life. Find out more (catalog link)

Special education due-process litigation, 2016 / Michael Risen, Joseph Selbka.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1592.2 .R57 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Judging statutes / Robert A. Katzmann.

Location: lax
Call #: KF425 .K38 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Animals in China : law and society / Deborah Cao, Griffith University, Australia.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ3123 .C36 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


With the rise of China comes the potential retreat and demise of some animal species. In recent years, with the growing awareness of animal issues in China, animal cruelty and animal protection have been attracting more attention and generating public debates. Animals in China: Law and Society examines the laws and regulatory framework for animal protection in contemporary China in its social and cultural contexts, and is the first comprehensive research monograph on the subject. Find out more (catalog link)

Illinois sunshine laws / general editors: John F. Costello, Mark R. Heinle; chapter authors: Erin M. Baker ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1631 .I55 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Meltdown in Haditha : the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians by U.S. Marines and the failure of military justice / Kenneth F. Englade.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7654.3 .E54 2015
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,


In November 2005, Sunni insurgents attacked a US Marine squad returning to its headquarters in Haditha with an improvised explosive device. Within minutes, squad members killed 24 Iraqi civilians. Thirteen months later, four officers and four enlisted men were accused of crimes ranging from dereliction of duty to murder. This book investigates the tactics adopted by Marine Corps commanders and the ineptness of the proceedings, which raise serious questions about the need for reform. Find out more (catalog link)

Investigating operational incidents in a military context : law, justice, politics / edited by David W. Lovell.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7390 .I58 2015
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff,


The need for robust investigations into military operational incidents is critical to the proper functioning of militaries and to international justice. Investigating Operational Incidents explores the many challenges surrounding such investigations, the emerging international law, and its likely evolution. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal deception law : FTC and CFPB rules, RICO, False Claims Act, debt relief, TCPA, telemarketing, and parallel state statutes / Jonathan Sheldon, Carolyn L. Carter ; contributing authors, Andrew Pizor, Elizabeth De Armond, Jeffrey Thorn.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1609 .S43 2016
Publisher: National Consumer Law Center,


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Courtrooms and classrooms : a legal history of college access, 1860-1960 / Scott M. Gelber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4119 .G45 2016
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press,


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Conventional wisdom : the alternate Article V mechanism for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution / John R. Vile.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4555 .V565 2016
Publisher: The University of Georgia Press,


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NSA surveillance programs : analyses of metadata and communications collection and FISA court operation / Candace Powers, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .N73 2014
Publisher: Nova Publishers,


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Nolo's guide to social security disability : getting & keeping your benefits / David A. Morton III, M.D.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: HD7105.25.U6 M675 2016
Publisher: Nolo,


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Federal Trade Commission privacy law and policy / Chris Jay Hoofnagle.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1262 .H66 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Controlling administrative power : an historical comparison / Peter Cane.

Location: lax
Call #: K3400 .C36 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Congress : protecting individual rights / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4935 .F569 2016
Publisher: University Press of Kansas,


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U.S. Supreme Court opinions and their audiences / Ryan C. Black, Ryan J. Owens, Justin Wedeking, Patrick C. Wohlfarth.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .B574 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Targeted killing : a legal and political history / Markus Gunneflo.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6362 .G86 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Illinois municipal law : annexation, zoning, and regulatory authority / Stewart H. Diamond, general editor ; chapter authors, Gregory J. Barry ... [and others].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1631 .I44 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Educations,


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Fourth Amendment in flux : the Roberts court, crime control, and digital privacy / Michael C. Gizzi, R. Craig Curtis.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9630 .G59 2016
Publisher: University Press of Kansas,


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Climate change and national security : hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 30, 2009.

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.111-1209
Publisher: U.S. Government Publishing Office,


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