New Government Law Books

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

Return to the new books overview page.

Social change in America : from the Revolution through the Civil War / Christopher Clark.

Location: lax
Call #: HN57 .C548 2006
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee,


The processes of social change in the late colonial period and early years of the new Republic made a dramatic imprint on the character of American society. These changes over a century or more were rooted in the origins of the United States, its rapid expansion of people and territory, its patterns of economic change and development, and the conflicts that led to its cataclysmic division and reunification through the Civil War. Christopher Clark's brilliant account of these changes in the social relationships of Americans breaks new ground in its emphasis on the crucial importance of free and unfree labor, regional characteristics, and the sustained tension between arguments for geographic expansion versus economic development. Find out more (catalog link)

In the shadow of the rising dragon : stories of repression in the new China / edited by Xu Youyu and Hua Ze ; introduction by Andrew J. Nathan and foreword by Jerome A. Cohen ; translated by Stacy Mosher.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.C6 Z36 2013
Publisher:


In "In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon," Chinese citizens from all walks of life share their stories of brutality and oppression. Public beatings, grueling official questioning, unexplained detentions, and house arrest have become common-place occurrences, requiring only a minor infraction to set into motion. Those that dare to push the boundaries of the totalitarian regime, including one essayists visit to the human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, are sentenced to life-long imprisonment, subjected to physical and psychological torture, and, frighteningly, made to "disappear." What emerges is a pattern of harassment directed, not at opposition figures, but ordinary citizens who live in crippling uncertainty of their future. Find out more (catalog link)

Accountability, parliamentarism and transparency in the EU : the role of national parliaments / Adam Cygan.

Location: lax
Call #: JN36 .C94 2013
Publisher:


This accessible and detailed book takes an interdisciplinary approach in exploring the position of national parliaments in the EU polity and in particular their position within the EU governance framework. Adam Cygan analyses the impact of subsidiarity monitoring upon national parliaments and to what extent this provides new opportunities for national parliaments to be engaged in, and exert influence over, the EU legislative process. Find out more (catalog link)

Emigration nations : policies and ideologies of emigrant engagement / edited by Michael Collyer, University of Sussex, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6038 .E55 2013
Publisher:


Some states have a long history of reaching out to citizens living in other countries but since 2000 it has become much more common for states to encourage loyalty from current or former citizens living abroad. Using detailed case studies, this book sets out to explain this significant development, with an innovative new theoretical framework. Find out more (catalog link)

Politics of the Black Sea region : EU neighbourhood, conflict zone or future security community? / Carol Weaver.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ1570.A545 W43 2013
Publisher:


The Politics of the Black Sea Region explores and examines the many diverse political, security and economic interests that affect the region and the possible outcomes for it. By reviewing the wider history and examining the political systems and policies of the Black Sea nations and organizations as well as analyzing current tensions and future trends, it provides an invaluable, comprehensive and unique political guide to this fascinating area. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights and the right to food / Claudia Tofan (ed.).

Location: lax
Call #: K3260 .H86 2013
Publisher:


The right to food is a basic human right, as well as a basic human need which should be guaranteed to all people. Food is the most basic necessity of life. When talking about the right to food, we generally tend to focus only on the developing countries and their right to food. In recent years, another issue with regard to food has been added as a human right: the right to safe food. The right to food has been recognized in numerous international instruments, including several meetings attended by world leaders or their representatives where they have increasingly committed themselves to promoting this right. Unfortunately, the international legal recognition of the right to adequate food and numerous commitments to its fulfillment has not translated into widespread acknowledgement and incorporation domestically by all States. Much of the content of the right to food has been developed as a result of these instruments; therefore it is necessary to look at them. This collection presents the most important documents and reports from the United Nations, regional organizations, and national achievements. Find out more (catalog link)

Regulating obesity? : government, society, and questions of health / W.A. Bogart.

Location: lax
Call #: K3570 .B64 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the effectiveness of legal interventions aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. In it, W.A. Bogart examines the complex effects of law and its relationship with norms, including the unintended consequences of regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on climate change adaptation law / edited by Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of International and European Environmental Law, Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .R47 2013
Publisher:


This handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the Earth's atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions. Find out more (catalog link)

Terror detentions and the rule of law : US and UK perspectives / Robert H. Wagstaff.

Location: lax
Call #: K5437 .W34 2014
Publisher:


In this book Dr. Robert H. Wagstaff documents President George W. Bush's and Prime Minister Tony Blair's responses to 9/11, alleging that they failed to protect the human rights of individuals suspected of terrorist activity. The analytical focus is on the four US Supreme Court decisions involving detentions in Guantanamo Bay and four House of Lords decisions involving detentions that began in the Belmarsh Prison. Find out more (catalog link)

Redressing miscarriages of justice : practice and procedure in (international) criminal cases / by Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops.

Location: lax
Call #: K5560 .K59 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Succinctly analyzes techniques and practices before both national courts and international criminal tribunals, attempting to answer such questions as when is a conviction safe or unsafe and when and how to assess and introduce fresh evidence to reopen a criminal case. While addressing, inter alia, the role of human rights protection and forensic sciences in this area, the text develops a legal framework which is instrumental for practitioners dealing with review procedures before domestic courts (U.S., U.K., Canada, the Netherlands) and international criminal tribunals such as the ICTY, ICTR and ICC. Find out more (catalog link)

Children and youth in armed conflict / by Ann-Charlotte Nilsson.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .N55 2013
Publisher:


This is a book that students and professionals from different disciplines and backgrounds, including from academia, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, the medical community, governments, etc., will find to be a valuable resource in their quest to learn more about an area of study that has long been neglected. Find out more (catalog link)

How the law works / Gary Slapper.

Location: lax
Call #: KD661 .S584 2014
Publisher:


How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to the legal system in the UK. Offering interesting and comprehensive coverage, it makes sense of all the curious features of the law in day to day life and in current affairs. Explaining the law and legal jargon in plain English, it provides an accessible entry point to the different types of law and legal techniques, as well as the impact of European law and human rights law. In addition to explaining the role of judges, lawyers, juries and parliament, it clarifies the mechanisms behind criminal and civil law. How the Law Works is essential reading for anyone approaching law for the first time, or for anyone who is interested in an engaging introduction to the subjects bigger picture. Find out more (catalog link)

Classical liberal constitution : the uncertain quest for limited government / Richard A. Epstein.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .E69 2014
Publisher:


American liberals and conservatives alike take for granted a progressive view of the Constitution that took root in the early 20th century. Richard Epstein laments this complacency which, he believes, explains America's current economic malaise and political gridlock. Find out more (catalog link)

Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families / J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .D54 2013
Publisher:


The rise in divorce, cohabitation, single parenthood and same-sex partnerships along with an increase in surrogacy, adoption and assisted reproductive technologies has led to many diverse configurations of families, or intimate associations. The authors show that children of married parents fare better than children in a household formed by cohabiting adults. This is not to condemn non-traditional families but to point out that society and the law do not adequately provide for their needs. In conclusion, they call for a legal system that can adapt to the continually changing reality of family life. Find out more (catalog link)

Extra-legal power and legitimacy : perspectives on prerogative / edited by Clement Fatovic, Benjamin A. Kleinerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5060 .E96 2013
Publisher:


When an economic collapse, natural disaster, epidemic outbreak, terrorist attack, or internal crisis puts a country in dire need, governments must rise to the occasion to protect their citizens, sometimes employing the full scope of their powers. How do political systems that limit government control under normal circumstances allow for the discretionary and potentially unlimited power that such emergencies sometimes seem to require? Constitutional systems aim to regulate government behavior through stable and predictable laws, but when their citizens freedom, security, and stability are threatened by exigencies, often the government must take extraordinary action regardless of whether it has the legal authority to do so. In Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy: Perspectives on Prerogative, Clement Fatovic and Benjamin A. Kleinerman examine the costs and benefits associated with different ways that governments have wielded extra-legal powers in times of emergency. Find out more (catalog link)

ABCs of the UCC : Article 2A, Leases / Amy Boss, Steve T. Whelan, and the Uniform Commercial Code Committee.

Location: lax
Call #: KF593.C6 B76 2013
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

American immunity : war crimes and the limits of international law / Patrick Hagopian.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7745 .H34 2013
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Mere machine : the Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy / Anna Harvey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .H375 2013
Publisher:


In this groundbreaking new work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings. Analyzing cross-national evidence, Harvey also finds that the rights protections we enjoy in the United States appear to be largely due to the fact that we do not have an independent Supreme Court. In fact, we would likely have even greater protections for political and economic rights were we to prohibit our federal courts from exercising judicial review altogether. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court practice : for practice in the Supreme Court of the United States / Stephen M. Shapiro, Kenneth S. Geller, Timothy S. Bishop, Edward A. Hartnett, Dan Himmelfarb.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF9057 .S8 2013
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

European Court of Human Rights and its discontents : turning criticism into strength / editors, Spyridon Flogaitis, director, European Public Law Organization, Greece; Tom Zwart, director, the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research; Julie Fraser, res

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5138 .E976 2013
Publisher:


The European Court of Human Rights has long been part of the most advanced human rights regime in the world. However, the Court has increasingly drawn criticism, with questions raised about its legitimacy and backlog of cases. This book for the first time brings together the critics of the Court and its proponents to debate these issues. The result is a collection which reflects balanced perspectives on the Court's successes and challenges. Judges, academics and policymakers engage constructively with the Court's criticism, developing novel pathways and strategies for the Court to adopt to increase its legitimacy, to amend procedures to reduce the backlog of applications, to improve dialogue with national authorities and courts, and to ensure compliance by member States. The solutions presented seek to ensure the Court's relevance and impact into the future and to promote the effective protection of human rights across Europe. Find out more (catalog link)

European Court of Justice and the autonomy of the member states / Hans-W. Micklitz, Bruno De Witte, (editors).

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5472 .E93 2012
Publisher: Intersentia,


Whereas individual Member State governments of the European Union occasionally complain about judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), especially when those judgments curtail that State's policy autonomy in a sensitive domain, the collectivity of the Member State governments have agreed in each treaty revision so far to confirm and extend the far-reaching powers which the ECJ possesses for enforcing EU law. The explanation of the paradox can only be that, deep down, the Member States of the EU remain convinced that an effective ECJ with strong enforcement powers is one of the salient features of EU law which have stood the test of time and feel no inclination to clip the wings of the ECJ for fear that this would affect the effectiveness of the European integration process. Nevertheless, the grumblings about single judgments, or about the consistency and direction of the ECJ in particular policy fields, have never ceased and indeed have become more audible in recent years. Find out more (catalog link)

Broberg on the European Commission's jurisdiction to scrutinise mergers / Morten P. Broberg.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6467 .B76 2013
Publisher:


Since the EC Merger Regulation was adopted in 1989, merger control has become established as an important part of EC competition law so that today all major businesses and law firms are aware of the Commission's extensive powers in this field. Right from the beginning, the Regulation's scope has occupied a central role in many mergers taking place both inside and outside the European Community. The second edition of The European Commission's Jurisdiction to Scrutinise Mergers provides the most thorough examination of the Commission's jurisdiction to examine mergers under the Regulation. Even though the Merger Regulation provides a detailed account of what mergers fall within the Commission's jurisdiction--and irrespective of the large number of cases that have now been decided by the Commission--the delimitation of jurisdiction continues to create significant problems. The second edition of The European Commission's Jurisdiction to Scrutinise Mergers offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of all aspects of this delimitation. It provides valuable guidance to businesses, their legal advisors and competition law enforcers in the Commission as well as in the Member States. Find out more (catalog link)

EU agricultural law / Jens Hartig Danielsen.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6605 .D36 2013
Publisher:


The Common Agricultural Policy is one of the most developed of the common policies of the EU and has been a model for many of the general principles of EU Law. To date, discussion of the policy has centred on the political and financial problems that have arisen, rather than the legal aspectsof the policy. This book examines those legal aspects through the evolution of the CAP. It traces the legal transformation of the CAP from a market and price-driven policy towards its current emphasis on the multifunctionality of European agriculture and the development of a common food policy,incorporating food safety and quality, animal health and welfare and the protection of the environment. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal status of international non-governmental organizations : analysis of past and present initiatives (1912-2012) / by Rephael Ben-Ari.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4850 .B435 2013
Publisher:


Outlining and analyzing the 100-year (1912-2012) sequence of proposals to formalize the legal status of International Non-Governmental Organizations, this work provides the benchmark against which contemporary and future initiatives can be evaluated and conceptualized. Find out more (catalog link)

Collective security : theory, law and practice / Nicholas Tsagourias and Nigel D. White.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6369 .T695 2013
Publisher:


This systematic analysis and thorough assessment of the institutional, operational, legal and accountability parameters of the United Nations collective security system is informed by practice and case law and will assist those researching and teaching in international law, international politics and international relations. Find out more (catalog link)

Liberal way of war : legal perspectives / edited by Robert P. Barnidge, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6385 .L53 2013
Publisher:


Examining some of the huge challenges that liberal States faced in the decade after 11 September 2001, this book addresses three aspects of the impact of more than a decade of military action. It considers different expressions of universalist moral aspirations, including the prohibition of torture, and discusses migration and 'responsibility to protect,' as well as the United Nations Human Rights Committee's Concluding Observations about security and liberty in the last decade. International humanitarian law and the problems posed by the territorial character of war and the effects of new technologies and child soldiers are also analysed. Find out more (catalog link)

War crimes and the conduct of hostilities : challenges to adjudication and investigation / edited by Fausto Pocar, Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of Milan, Italy, Appeals Judge and past President ICTY, the Hague, the Netherlands; Marc

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7145 .W374 2013
Publisher:


This title carries out a careful and critical analysis of existing national and international case law relating to criminal prosecution and punishment of serious violations of the law on the conduct of hostilities. Find out more (catalog link)

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

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


Find out more (catalog link)

Greening international jurisprudence : environmental NGOs before international courts, tribunals, and compliance committees / by Cathrin Zengerling.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .Z46 2013
Publisher:


Examines how international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies enforce international environmental law, with particular consideration to the role of environmental NGOs. Author Cathrin Zengerling analyses the institutional structure as well as the environmental case law from a total of fourteen international courts, arbitral tribunals, and compliance committees with special focus on accessibility, comprehensiveness, and transparency. Underlying this analysis is the fundamental question of whether the respective body appropriately contributes to the realization of democratic governance for sustainable development. After presenting her core findings, the author provides concrete recommendations for future best practices and discusses the need for a new World Environment Court. Find out more (catalog link)

Sovereign choices and sovereign constraints : judicial restraint in investment treaty arbitration / Gus Van Harten.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .V363 2013
Publisher:


The role of investment arbitration is a controversial issue, as it is increasingly seen as a system in which private arbitrators adjudicate on the public law decisions of states. This book provides an empirical study of the function of investment arbitration, how it is impacting on international law, and the ways in which it is in need of reform. Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate accountability in the context of transitional justice / edited by Sabine Michalowski.

Location: lax
Call #: K5250 .C67 2013
Publisher:


Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice explores how corporations can be held accountable for their role in past human rights violations when a country is making a transition from conflict or repression to peace and democracy. It breaks new ground in theorizing the linkages between the areas of transitional justice and corporate accountability and analyzing problems frequently arising where the two fields meet in practice, for example where the role of corporations in past human rights violations is examined by truth and reconciliation commissions or in the course of litigation. Find out more (catalog link)

Conspiracy against Obamacare : the Volokh conspiracy and the health care case / Randy E. Barnett, Jonathan H. Adler, David E. Bernstein [and three others] ; edited by Trevor Burrus.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3605 .C66 2013
Publisher:


The Affordable Care Act debate was one of the most important and most public examinations of the Constitution in our history. At the forefront of that debate were the bloggers of the Volokh Conspiracy who, from before the law was even passed, engaged in a spirited, erudite, and accessible discussion of the legal issues involved in the case. Find out more (catalog link)

Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security / Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, Jaya Ramji-Nogales.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4836 .S35 2014
Publisher:


Although Americans generally think that the US Department of Homeland Security is focused only on preventing terrorism, one office within that agency has a humanitarian mission. Its Asylum Office adjudicates applications from people fleeing persecution in their homelands. This book provides a careful empirical analysis of how Homeland Security decided these asylum cases over a recent fourteen-year period. Find out more (catalog link)

Twenty-fifth Amendment : its complete history and applications / John D. Feerick.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5082 .F44 2014
Publisher:


This book focuses on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - its meaning, legislative history, and applications. The Amendment has been criticized for being vague and undemocratic. It has been praised for making possible swift and orderly successions to the presidency and vice presidency upon the occurence of some of the most extraordinary events in American history. Find out more (catalog link)

Military law sourcebook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .M58 2014
Publisher:


The Military Law Sourcebook is your complete guide to all the acts, codes, and conventions governing U.S. military law, including Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; Federal Tort Claims Act; Military Claims Act and much, much more. It's part of the ABA Sourcebook Series covering laws from a wide variety of practice areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Modern treaty law and practice / Anthony Aust, Formerly Deputy Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1301 .A93 2013
Publisher:


This text offers a treatment of the law of treaties written from the viewpoint of an experienced practitioner. Aust provides examples of the problems experienced with treaties on a daily basis, not just when the treaty is the subject of a courtcase. Find out more (catalog link)

Secession of states and their recognition in the wake of Kosovo / John Dugard.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4028 .D84 2013
Publisher:


The secession of States is subject to legal regulation. The arguments presented by States in the advisory proceedings on Kosovo confirm thatthere are rules of international law that determine whether the secession of a State in the post-colonial world is permissible. These rules derivefrom the competing principles of self-determination and territorial integrity. In deciding whether to recognize a secessionist entity as aState, or to admit it to the United Nations, States must balance these competing principles, with due regard to precedent and State practice.These lectures examine cases in which secession has succeeded (such as Israel and Bangladesh), in which it has failed (such as Biafra and Chechnya) and in which a determination is still to be made (Kosovo, Abkhazia and South Ossetia). Find out more (catalog link)

Achieving democracy : the future of progressive regulation / Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain.

Location: lax
Call #: K3840 .S527 2014
Publisher:


Achieving Democracy explains and explores the dynamic and changing nature of contemporary government and the future of the regulatory state. In a critique of the last 30 years of neoliberal government in the United States, Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain demonstrate how to regain essential democratic losses, under a successful framework of a progressive government, to ultimately construct a good society for all citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

Foreign affairs litigation in United States courts / edited by John Norton Moore.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4651 .F675 2013
Publisher:


This is an indispensable resource for attorneys and government officials focused on the role of the courts in foreign affairs, actions against foreign governments in United States courts, foreign sovereign immunity, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and foreign affairs taking actions in the Court of Federal Claims. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of the executive branch : presidential power / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5053 .F57 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Fixing U.S. international taxation / Daniel N. Shaviro.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6499.I57 S53 2014
Publisher:


International tax rules, which determine how countries tax cross-border investment, are increasingly important with the rise of globalization, but the modern US rules, even more than those in most other countries, are widely recognized as dysfunctional. The existing debate over how to reform the US tax rules is stuck in a sterile dialectic, in which ostensibly the only permissible choices are worldwide or residence-based taxation of US companies with the allowance of foreigntax credits, versus outright exemption of the companies' foreign source income. In this book, Shaviro explains why neither of these solutions addresses the fundamental problem at hand, and he proposes a new reformulation of the existing framework from first principles. Find out more (catalog link)

Supranational citizenship and the challenge of diversity : immigrants, citizens and member states in the EU / by Francesca Strumia.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5124 .S77 2013
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Pakistan's experience with formal law : an alien justice / Osama Siddique.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPL470 .S56 2013
Publisher:


Identifying the disconnection between literature on colonial legal systems and their post-colonial reform projects, this book analyzes why reform routinely fails. It will be of interest to scholars of South Asia, alongside professionals, students and general readers intrigued by the persistence of socially alienating legal systems in developing countries. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights and non-state actors / edited by Andrew Clapham.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1266 .H858 2013
Publisher:


The question of whether non-state actors have human rights obligations is ultimately dependent on what we speak of human rights. Focusing the debate, this important collection provides an essential set of contributions to these questions. Find out more (catalog link)

Complementarity in the line of fire : the catalysing effect of the international criminal court in Uganda and Sudan / Sarah M.H. Nouwen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7379 .N68 2013
Publisher:


Focusing on Uganda and Sudan, and drawing on extensive empirical research, this book provides a reality check on the expectation that the ICC will catalyse domestic proceedings and prompt the reform of domestic legal systems. Find out more (catalog link)

Bottlenecks : a new theory of equal opportunity / Joseph Fishkin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4755 .F57 2014
Publisher:


Bottlenecks introduces a powerful new way of understanding equal opportunity. Rather than literal equalization, Joseph Fishkin argues that Americans ought to aim to broaden the range of opportunities open to people, at every stage in life, to pursue different paths. Find out more (catalog link)

Election law and democratic theory / David Schultz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4886 .S38 2014
Publisher:


This book provides a full-length examination of the political theories and principles and democratic values underlying current election law debates and the regulation of political campaigns and participants in the United States. Topics covered range from campaign finance reform, voting rights, reapportionment and ballot access to the rights of political parties, the media and other players in the system. It challenges much of the current debate in election law and argues for more discussion and development of a democratic political theory to support and guide election law jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)

Principles of natural resources law / by Sandra B. Zellmer, Professor of Law and Robert B. Daugherty Chair, University of Nebraska College of Law; Jan G. Laitos, Professor of Law and John A. Carver, Jr. Chair in Natural resources and Environmental Law, Un

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5505 .Z45 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Federal income taxation of corporations and stockholders in a nutshell / by Karen C. Burke, Professor and Richard B. Stephens Eminent Scholar in Taxation, University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF6465 .S58 2014
Publisher:


The text focuses on the corporation as a taxable entity and tracks the corporate life cycle from incorporation through complete liquidation. Includes discussion on nonliquidating distributions, redemptions, and stock dividends. Also addresses advanced problems in corporate taxation, such as taxable acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and corporate divisions, and carryover of corporate tax attributes. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of state immunity / Hazel Fox, CMG, QC; Philippa Webb.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4012 .F69 2013
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

US human rights conduct and international legitimacy : the constrained hegemony of George W. Bush / Vincent Keating.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.U5 K428 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional courts and deliberative democracy / Conrado Hubner Mendes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3370 .M46 2013
Publisher:


It is often argued that courts are better suited for impartial deliberation than partisan legislatures, and that this capacity justifies handling them substantial powers of judicial review. This title provides a thorough analysis of those claims, introducing the theory of deliberative capacity and its implications for institutional design. Find out more (catalog link)

Minilateralism : how trade alliances, soft law, and financial engineering are redefining economic statecraft / Chris Brummer.

Location: lax
Call #: K3823 .B78 2014
Publisher:


Multilateral organizations dominated during the past half century, but no longer monopolize economic affairs. Countries are resorting to 'minilateral' strategies like trade alliances, informal 'soft law' agreements, and financial engineering to manage the global economy. This book explains how these strategies work and how this new diplomatic toolbox will reshape how countries do business with one another. Find out more (catalog link)

Principles and practice of international aviation law / Brian F. Havel, DePaul University College of Law; Gabriel S. Sanchez, DePaul University College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K4095 .H385 2014
Publisher:


This book introduces and demystifies the private and public dimensions of international aviation law. The air transport industry is governed by disparate transnational regulatory instruments. By combining classical doctrinal analysis with insights from newer disciplines including international relations and economics, the book maps international aviation law's complex terrain for new and veteran observers alike. Find out more (catalog link)

NAFTA, free trade and foreign investment in the Americas in a nutshell / by Ralph H. Folsom, Professor of Law, University of San Diego.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KDZ944 .F653 2014
Publisher:


This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended. Find out more (catalog link)

Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship / Kurt T. Lash.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4558 14th .L37 2014
Publisher:


This exhaustively researched book presents the history behind the 1868 addition of the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. It follows the evolution in public understanding of 'the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States', from the early years of the Constitution to the election of 1866. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial reform in France before the Revolution of 1789 / John A. Carey.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV3745 .C37
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


The existence of two competing concepts of reform helps to explain the failure of judicial reform in France before the Revolution of 1789. While other historians have found unity in the literature on reform over the three centuries before the Revolution, John Carey finds disunity and a change in its inspiration. Find out more (catalog link)

Eagle over the ice : the U.S. in the Antarctic / Christopher C. Joyner and Ethel R. Theis.

Location: lacom
Call #: KWX467.U55 J69 1997
Publisher: University Press of New England,


An examination of international governance of the Antarctic continent one of the few success stories of international cooperation as viewed through the lens of US politics. Find out more (catalog link)

Position of heads of state and senior officials in international law / Joanne Foakes.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .F63 2014
Publisher:


A comprehensive and in-depth study of the legal position in international law of heads of state, heads of government and other senior state officials, this book analyses relevant treaties, case law, and custom to set out the law in this area and provide practical guidance. Find out more (catalog link)

Power, law and the end of privateering / Jan Martin Lemnitzer.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6573 .L46 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


This text offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise moment when international law became universal, and was an aggressive and successful British move to end privateering forever - then the United States' main weapon in case of war with Britain. Find out more (catalog link)

Scrap of paper : breaking and making international law during the Great War / Isabel V. Hull.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.W67 H85 2014
Publisher:


Hull compares wartime decision making in Germany, Great Britain, and France, weighing the impact of legal considerations in each. Throughout, she emphasizes the profound tension between international law and military necessity in time of war, and demonstrates how differences in state structures and legal traditions shaped the way in which each of the three belligerents fought the war. Find out more (catalog link)

Delimitation of the continental shelf between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands : arguing law, practicing politics? / A.G. Oude Elferink.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1689 .O93 2013
Publisher:


Alex G. Oude Elferink's detailed analysis of the negotiations between Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands concerning the delimitation of their continental shelf in the North Sea makes use of the full range of government archives in these three States. He looks at the role of international law in policy formulation and negotiations, and explores the legal context, political considerations and, in particular, oil interests which fed into these processes. He also explains why the parties decided to submit their disputes to the International Court of Justice and looks at the preparation of their pleadings and litigation strategy before the Court. The analysis shows how Denmark and The Netherlands were able to avoid the full impact of the implications of the Court's judgment by sidestepping legal arguments and insisting instead on political considerations. Find out more (catalog link)

Military parents and child custody : issues, considerations, and cases / Rayan M. Pauwels, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: UB403 .M557 2013
Publisher: Nova Publishers,


Some service-members involved in child custody cases have expressed concern that family courts in some states are using their military service against them in determining custodial arrangements. The issue addressed in this book is whether a federal child custody law is needed to protect service-members' rights in custodial disputes. Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate social responsibility in contemporary China / Jingchen Zhao, Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Sussex, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: HD60.5.C6 Z44 2014
Publisher:


China's recent economic transformation and integration into the world economy has coincided with increasing pressure for corporate law reform to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) integral to business and management strategy in China. This timely book critically analyses contemporary notions of CSR in China, discussing theory and practice alongside legal responses in this emerging field.Jingchen Zhao uniquely combines the history, traditions and social policies of China with Chinese law, explaining the significance of path dependence in China. He presents an in-depth debate on the difficulties involved in transplanting developed legal principles directly into Chinese society, and takes a detailed look at the CSR provisions in Chinese company law which aimed to put social and environmental concerns onto the corporate agenda. Find out more (catalog link)

Colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in the commonwealth : peace, order and good government / Hakeem O. Yusuf.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .Y87 2014
Publisher:


The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book is a full length analysis of the various dimensions of the peace, order and good government clause. It argues that the origins of the POGG clause mark it out as an anachronistic feature of British constitutionalism when seen against a modern setting of human rights, liberty, and democratization. Find out more (catalog link)

Corruption and conflicts of interest : a comparative law approach / edited by Jean-Bernard Auby, Sciences Po, France, Emmanuel Breen, Paris Sorbonne University, France, Thomas Perroud, Paris Est University and Sciences Po, France.

Location: lax
Call #: K3174 .C67 2014
Publisher:


Corruption and conflicts of interest are at the centre of many policies and concern every country. This book provides an overview and analysis of the way different legal systems tackle this issue, including European administrative law and global administrative law approaches. Find out more (catalog link)

Regional approaches to the protection of asylum seekers : an international legal perspective / edited by Ademola Abass, Francesca Ippolito.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 R45 2014
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book is a comprehensive assessment of regional responses to the crisis in the asylum/refugee system and critically examines how different regions tackle the problem. With contributions on Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East, the collection strives to appreciate what informs each region's approach to the asylum process and asks if there are issues common to every region and if regions can learn from one another. Find out more (catalog link)

Is administrative law unlawful? / Philip Hamburger.

Location: lax
Call #: K3400 .H253 2014
Publisher:


Is administrative law unlawful? This provocative question has become all the more significant with the expansion of the modern administrative state. While the federal government traditionally could constrain liberty only through acts of Congress and the courts, the executive branch has increasingly come to control Americans through its own administrative rules and adjudication, thus raising disturbing questions about the effect of this sort of state power on American government and society. Here, Philip Hamburger answers this question in the affirmative, offering a revisionist account of administrative law. Rather than accepting it as a novel power necessitated by modern society, he locates its origins in the medieval and early modern English tradition of royal prerogative. Find out more (catalog link)

Cultural heritage in transit : intangible rights as human rights / edited by Deborah Kapchan.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 C86 2014
Publisher:


This title examines the intangibilities of human rights in the realm of heritage production, focusing not only on the ephemeral culture of those who perform it but also on the ambiguities present in the idea of cultural property in general - who claims it? Who may use it? Who should not, but does? In this volume, folklorists, ethnologists, and anthropologists analyze the practice and performance of culture in particular contexts - including Roma wedding music, Trinidadian wining, Moroccan verbal art, and Neopagan rituals - in order to draw apart the social, political, and aesthetic materialities of heritage production, including inequities and hierarchies that did not exist before. Find out more (catalog link)

Climate change : legal issues and contexts / Bailey Saunders and Ross A. Diaz, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3783 .C55 2013
Publisher: Novinka,


Find out more (catalog link)

Lex parliamentaria Americana : elements of the law and practice of legislative assemblies in the United States of America / by Luther Stearns Cushing.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4933 .C81907
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Co.,


Find out more (catalog link)

Beginner's guide to the housing credit / Mark Shelburne.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6397 .S54 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Tribal law and order : a plan to enhance tribal justice / Judy Conlon, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8205 .T75 2014
Publisher: Novinka ;


Find out more (catalog link)

European contract law and German law / edited by Stefan Leible, Matthias Lehmann.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE1640 .E975 2014
Publisher:


The newest volume in Kluwer's series of comparative analyses of Member State law and the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL), this book not only provides a comparison of the PECL with German law, but also takes into account the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). Find out more (catalog link)

Foundations of EU food law and policy : ten years of the European food safety authority / edited by Alberto Alemanno, Simone Gabbi.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6778 .F68 2014
Publisher:


This volume presents the viewpoints of academics, food lawyers, industry and consumer representatives as well as those of EU policymakers on the first ten years of activity of one of the most prominent European agencies. Its broader purpose, however, is to discuss the future role played by EFSA within the rapidly-evolving area of EU food law and policy. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyering for the rule of law : government lawyers and the rise of judicial power in Israel / Yoav Dotan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2244 .D68 2014
Publisher:


Lawyering for the Rule of Law introduces a new model of government lawyering in which government lawyers function as an ancillary mechanism that enables the court to expand its influence on policy-making within the political branches by forming out-of-court settlements. It discusses the centrality of government lawyers with regard to judicial mobilization and the enforcement of social reforms through adjudication, and sheds light on particular functions of government lawyers as adjudicators and facilitators of institutional arrangements. Find out more (catalog link)

Enhancing capabilities through labour law : informal workers in India / Supriya Routh.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS1220 .R68 2014
Publisher:


This book explores the informal economic activity of India as a case study to examine typical requirements in the work-lives of informal workers, and to develop a means to institutionalise the promotion of these requirements through labour law. Find out more (catalog link)

Combating corruption : legal approaches to supporting good governance and integrity in Africa / John Hatchard, professor of law, Buckingham Law School, UK.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC982.C65 H38 2014
Publisher:


John Hatchard considers the need for good governance, accountability and integrity in both the public and private sector. He studies how these issues are reflected in both the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. the book demonstrates that despite the vast majority of African states being party to these conventions, in practice, many of them continue to experience problems of bad governance, corporate bribery and the looting of state assets. It explores how the 'art of persuasion' can help develop the necessary political will through which to address these challenges at both the national and transnational levels. Find out more (catalog link)

Justice and security reform : development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone / Lisa Denney.

Location: lacom
Call #: KTJ329 .D46 2014
Publisher:


In a context in which security sector reform has become a pervasive development strategy, this text considers the necessity and difficulty of engaging with informal (as well as formal) actors in this context, whilst assessing the impact of this engagement on the effectiveness of development programming. Find out more (catalog link)

Dividing divided states / Gregory F. Treverton.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4028 .T74 2014
Publisher:


The end of colonialism and the fall of the Soviet Union brought about a flood of new state formations around the globe. When nations divide, whether peacefully or through violence, there are many issues beyond politics to negotiate in the aftermath. Understanding the concerns that are likely to confront separated states is a vital factor in establishing stability in new states. Examining case studies in Africa, Europe, and Asia, international security expert Gregory Treverton provides a detailed guide to recent national divisions that range from the partition of India to the secession of Eritrea from Ethiopia. Find out more (catalog link)

Measuring change in immigration policy / Suzanna Challen.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6483 .C44 2014
Publisher:


Challen demonstrates with new data that U.S. policy makers have not increased skill bias in migrant admissions policy, despite a turbulent economy and public concern regarding the fiscal cost of immigration. She presents a new theory of the determinants of change in U.S. migrant admissions policy that highlights the importance of supermajoritarian decision making procedures and special interest groups in influencing policy making in the U.S. Senate. The theory better accounts for both the expansive nature and the infrequency of policy change since 1965. In the final chapter, a methodological principle for data collection is developed that allows researchers to minimize data loss, increase transparency, and maximize the flexibility of data use for comparative policy measures. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights and refugee law / edited by James C. Hathaway.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 H86 2013
Publisher:


This comprehensive collection of leading scholarship examines the strengths of, and challenges face by, international refugee law over its nearly century-long existence. Following an original introduction by Professor Hathaway, volume one addresses the questions of the political and ethical reasons that states have agreed to implement refugee protection in international law. Volume two takes up the nature of contemporary challenges to the refugee law regime. Find out more (catalog link)

Prosecuting the destruction of cultural property in international criminal law : with a case study on the Khmer Rouge's destruction of Cambodia's heritage / by Caroline Ehlert.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .E35 2014
Publisher:


In this work, Caroline Ehlert offers an analysis of treaty law protecting cultural property from destruction and foremost of the relevant provisions for prosecuting the destruction of cultural property in international criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to freedom of religion or belief in muslim majority countries : a comparative analysis Patrick N. Walsh, Editor

Location: lax
Call #: KBP2472 .R54 2013
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

NSA report : liberty and security in a changing world / President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies; Richard A. Clarke, Michael J. Morell, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, Peter Swire.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .U54 2014
Publisher:


This is the official report that is helping shape the international debate about the unprecedented surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. Commissioned by President Obama following disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, and written by a pre-eminent group of intelligence and legal experts, the report examines the extent of NSA programs and calls for dozens of urgent and practical reforms. Find out more (catalog link)

European insolvency law : the Heidelberg-Luxembourg-Vienna Report on the application of Regulation No. 1346/2000/EC on Insolvency Proceedings (External Evaluation JUST/2011/JCIV/PR/0049/A4) / presented by Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hess (Luxembourg/Heidelberg), U

Location: lax
Call #: KJC4290 .H47 2014
Publisher:


This book is an analysis of Regulation No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 (EIR) - the cornerstone of European insolvency law. The Regulation which is directly applicable in all Member States is the legal basis for cross-border insolvencies within the EU. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to justice in environmental matters : a socio-economic analysis / Michael Faure & Niels Philipsen (eds).

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6242 .A924 2014
Publisher:


Access to justice in environmental matters is a hot topic in Europe. In the light of recent case law of the European Court of Justice, the question arises whether access to justice should be broadened in order to comply with all pillars of the Aarhus Convention. This book discusses four different options for further action at EU level. The consequences of these options are discussed from a socio-economic perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Major law and policy issues in the South China Sea : European and American perspectives / edited by Yann-huei Song, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Keyuan Zou, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1146.C6 M35 2014
Publisher:


Major law and policy issues in the South China Sea are discussed from the perspectives of leading American and European scholars in the study of the complex South China Sea disputes. The issues include regional maritime cooperation and regime building, Southeast Asian countries' responses to the Chinese assertiveness, China's historic claims, maritime boundary delimitation and excessive maritime claims, military activities and the law of the sea, freedom of navigation and its impact on the problem, the dispute between Vietnam and China, confidence building measures and U.S.-Taiwan-China relations in the South China Sea. Find out more (catalog link)

Legislation, statutory interpretation, and election law: examples and explanations / Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4930 .H37 2014
Publisher:


Features an easy-to-follow correlation chart that matches the book's coverage to the leading casebooks. Written by one of the leading voices in the field of election law and legislation. No other statutory supplement is as comprehensive, up-to-date, and full of examples (and answers) to test student knowledge. Find out more (catalog link)

Administrative law / by Alfred C. Aman, Jr., William T. Mayton.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5402 .A8 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

How to get a green card / Ilona Bray and Loida Nicolas Lewis ; updated by Kristina Gasson.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF4840 .L49 2014
Publisher: Nolo,


A handbook through the complex U.S. Green Card process that is completely revised to reflect the latest laws, contact information, and fees, plus critical new procedural information. Find out more (catalog link)

Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of states : how taxes, energy, and worker freedom change everything / Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, Rex Sinquefield, Travis H. Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: HJ275 .L344 2014
Publisher:


This data-based exposé reveals just how damaging state and local taxation can be to economic growth and wealth creation. Find out more (catalog link)

Federalism and subsidiarity / edited by James E. Fleming and Jacob T. Levy.

Location: lax
Call #: K203 .N64 v.55
Publisher:


In Federalism and Subsidiarity, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law, and philosophy address the application and interaction of the concept of federalism within law and government. Find out more (catalog link)

Child migration & human rights in a global age / Jacqueline Bhabha.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .B53 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


This book provides the first comprehensive account of the widespread but neglected global phenomenon of child migration, exploring the complex challenges facing children and adolescents who move to join their families, those who are moved to be exploited, and those who move simply to survive. Find out more (catalog link)

International climate change law and policy : cultural legitimacy in adaptation and mitigation / edited by Thoko Kaime.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .I58 2014
Publisher:


This book brings together experts to present perspectives from different disciplines on the issue of international climate change law and policy. Beginning from the premise that legitimacy critiques of international climate change regulation have the capacity to positively influence policy trends and legal choices, the book showcases innovative ideas from across the disciplines and investigate the link between the efficacy of international legal and policy mechanisms on climate change and cultural legitimacy. Find out more (catalog link)

Failure to flourish : how law undermines family relationships / Clare Huntington.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .H86 2014
Publisher:


This title argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the law makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships. Find out more (catalog link)

Aviation regulation in the United States / David Heffernan, Brent Connor [editors].

Location: lax
Call #: KF2400 .C66 2014
Publisher:


This book introduces the various institutions that govern aviation in the US and it covers the international framework -- legal and institutional, multilateral and bilateral -- within which U.S. regulation takes place. Written by a distinguished panel of experts, requirements applicable to every aspect of the aviation industry are clearly explained with citations. Find out more (catalog link)

Global climate change and U.S. law / Michael B. Gerrard and Jody Freeman, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .G56 2014
Publisher:


This comprehensive, current examination of U.S. law as it relates to global climate change begins with a summary of the factual and scientific background of climate change based on governmental statistics and other official sources. Subsequent chapters address the international and national frameworks of climate change law. Find out more (catalog link)

ABCs of ACOs : a practical handbook on accountable care organizations / Raymund C. King, Rachel V. Rose, Martin R. Merritt, John Okray.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3825 .A91 2014
Publisher:


This book is intended for attorneys, as well as health care providers, who are involved in the formation, maintenance, or deconstruction of a physician-owned ACO. Real-life applications involving physician-owned ACOs are used to educate the reader, as the authors leverage their vast experience as lawyers and physicians in creating ACOs. Find out more (catalog link)

Immigration outside the law / Hiroshi Motomura.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4800 .M68 2014
Publisher:


In this work, acclaimed immigration law expert Hiroshi Motomura, addresses the fraught issue of illegal immigration to the United States, which has become one of the most controversial political and social issues in contemporary America. Find out more (catalog link)

Immigration relief : legal assistance for noncitizen crime victims / Rachel Gonzalez Settlage, Elizabeth Anne Campbell, Veronica Tobar Thronson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .S48 2014
Publisher:


This essential resource synthesizes, explains, and guides the reader through all of the crucial components of this area of the law. Its careful organization, thorough explanations, and clear presentation demystify the daunting array of immigration statutes, cases, regulations, practice manuals, and policy memoranda that govern the adjudication of applications for immigration relief for immigrant victims of crime. Find out more (catalog link)

What every lawyer needs to know about immigration law / editors: Jennifer A. Hermansky, Kate Kalmykov ; contributing editors: William S. Jordan, III, Ana Williams Shavers, Jill E. Family.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .W52 2014
Publisher:


This practical guide provides legal practitioners with tips on issues that they may encounter when representing clients that may necessitate an examination of immigration-related issues. Find out more (catalog link)

Order within anarchy : the laws of war as an international institution / James D. Morrow.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6385 .M67 2014
Publisher:


Provides a systematic study of when and how these treaties have succeeded in limiting violence. It analyzes the strategic logic of compliance with treaty law to show the practical problems faced by any such system and examines broad patterns in compliance during the twentieth century, specifically looking at the treatment of prisoners of war. Find out more (catalog link)

Tiger in the court; Herbert J. Stern: the U.S. attorney who prosecuted 8 mayors, 2 secretaries of state, 2 state treasurers, 2 powerful political bosses, 1 U.S. Congressman ... and 64 other public officials.

Location: lacom
Call #: KF373.S7 H6
Publisher: Playboy Press,


Find out more (catalog link)

Suing alma mater : higher education and the courts / Michael A. Olivas.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4225 .O43 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press,


As universities become increasingly legislated, regulated, and litigious, campuses have become testing grounds for a host of constitutional challenges. From faculty and student free speech to race- or religion-based admissions policies, Suing Alma Mater describes the key issues at play in higher education law. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4565 .F57 2014
Publisher:


A classic on the separation of powers, this book dissects the crucial constitutional disputes between the executive and legislative branches from the Constitutional Convention to the present day. New material includes military tribunals and NSA eavesdropping , disputes over executive orders, state secrets privilege, and post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Find out more (catalog link)

Beginner's guide to public housing under RAD / Amy M. McClain.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5729 .M33 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Asylum--a right denied : a critical analysis of European asylum policy / Helen O'Nions, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5202 .O55 2014
Publisher:


This book examines the effect of recent attempts to harmonize the identification and protection of refugees and questions whether European law and policy adequately uphold the fundamental right to seek and enjoy asylum as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It considers the extent of obligations of the State to admit and protect refugees, examines legislation concerning asylum procedures and reception conditions, highlights proposals and initiatives for refugee movements and determinations and discusses improved protection of refugees while responding to the security concerns of States. Find out more (catalog link)

How we fight : ethics in war / edited by Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ6392 .H68 2014
Publisher:


How We Fight: Ethics in War presents a substantial body of new work by some of the leading philosophers of war. The ten essays cover a range of topics concerned with both jus ad bellum (the morality of going to war) and jus in bello (the morality of fighting in war). Find out more (catalog link)

Intellectual property, indigenous people and their knowledge / Peter Drahos.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401.5 .D73 2014
Publisher:


After colonization, indigenous people faced an extractive property rights regime for both their land and knowledge. This book outlines that regime, how international intellectual property continues today to assist states to enclose indigenous peoples' knowledge and the networked response of indigenous people to this enclosure. Find out more (catalog link)

Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism / Roger Douglas.

Location: lax
Call #: K5256 .D68 2014
Publisher:


Roger Douglas compares responses to terrorism by five liberal democracies - the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - over the past 15 years. Find out more (catalog link)

Mass communication law in a nutshell / by T. Barton Carter, Professor of Communication and Law, Chairman, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication, Boston University; Juliet Lushbough Dee, Associate Prof

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF2750.Z9 M37 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional failure / Sotirios A. Barber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .B259 2014
Publisher:


A critical analysis of the historical and contemporary failures of the US Constitution, and, carefully balanced guidance on the paths to reform and constitutional success. Find out more (catalog link)

U.S. intelligence community law sourcebook : a compendium of national security related laws and policy documents / Andrew M. Borene, Adam Pearlman, and Harvey Rishikof, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .A3 2014
Publisher: American Bar Association,


Now updated, this acclaimed resource is your complete guide to important national security law source material. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial politics in the United States / Mark C. Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5130 .M53 2015
Publisher:


Judicial Politics in the United States is a wonderful introductory book for students of public law in America because it analyzes courts in context with other political institutions and within a global context. Miller provides understandable descriptions in a lively manner, as well as real world examples of current debates in judicial politics that will be of interest to all. Find out more (catalog link)

European asylum law and the rights of the child / Ciara Smyth.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5202 .S668 2014
Publisher:


This book addresses the question of whether the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) complies with the rights of the child. It contrasts the normative standards of international child rights law with the treatment of child asylum seekers and refugees in the CEAS. Ciara Smyth identifies the attributes of the rights of the child that are most relevant to the asylum context and systematically examines whether and to what extent those attributes are reflected in the CEAS legislation. Find out more (catalog link)

Inside immigration law : migration management and policy application in Germany / Tobias G. Eule.

Location: lacom
Call #: KK6044 .E95 2014
Publisher:


Inside Immigration Law analyses the practice of implementing immigration law, examining the different political and organisational forces that influence the process. Based on unparalleled academic access to the German migration management system, this book provides new insights into the 'black box' of regulating immigration. Find out more (catalog link)

Age of neutrals : great power politics, 1815-1914 / Maartje Abbenhuis.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4057 .A23 2014
Publisher:


Offers a pioneering history of the vital role neutrality played in nineteenth-century European politics. This fascinating new study shows us how neutrality formed an essential part of the international system; seen as a powerful tool with which to solve disputes, stabilize international relations and promote global European interests. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of refugee status / James C. Hathaway and Michelle Foster.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .H38 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Popular governance of post-conflict reconstruction : the role of international Law / Matthew Saul.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6785 .S28 2014
Publisher:


Written with scholars, practitioners, and students of international law and politics in mind, Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction combines detailed accounts of extant international law with case studies of the practice in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. Find out more (catalog link)

Initiative : citizen lawmaking / Joseph F. Zimmerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4881 .Z55 2014
Publisher:


The initiative is the product of the populist movement, which in the late nineteenth century sought to increase voter control of what were viewed as unrepresentative state and local governments. In this work, Joseph F. Zimmerman traces the origin and spread of the initiative in the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

Attacking judges : how campaign advertising influences state supreme court elections / Melinda Gann Hall.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8776 .H35 2014
Publisher:


'Attacking Judges' takes a close look at the effects of televised advertising, including harsh attacks, on state supreme court elections. Author Melinda Gann Hall investigates whether these divisive elections have damaging consequences for representative democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

War and the environment : new approaches to protecting the environment in relation to armed conflict / edited by Rosemary Rayfuse.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6405.E68 W37 2014
Publisher:


From antiquity through World War II and up to the present, military conflict has entailed not only human suffering but also environmental decline, both as cause and effect. In this book, 11 scholars explore, among other topics, the environmental ravages of trench warfare in World War I, the exploitation of Philippine forests for military purposes from the Spanish colonial period through 1945 and the effects of wartime policy upon U.S. and German conservation practices during World War II. Find out more (catalog link)

Twilight of human rights law / Eric A. Posner.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .P69 2014
Publisher:


In this work, legal scholar Eric Posner explains a paradox: the language of human rights is now the dominant mode of international moral criticism of governments, and yet the evidence suggests that most countries flagrantly violate the human rights treaties that they solemnly ratify. The prevailing consensus, he notes, is that governments should promote the well-being of citizens in their countries, and that in extreme cases, foreign countries should intervene and replace governments that fail to comply with this duty. The problem, he contends, is countries disagree on how they can achieve those goals. Posner closes by arguing that foreign aid provides a better model for pressuring governments to improve their treatment of citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial review of national security / David Scharia.

Location: lax
Call #: K3278 .S33 2014
Publisher:


In Judicial Review of National Security, David Scharia explains how the Supreme Court of Israel developed unconventional judicial review tools and practices that allowed it to provide judicial guidance to the Executive in real-time. In this book, he argues that courts could play a much more dominant role in reviewing national security, and demonstrates the importance of intensive real-time inter-branch dialogue with the Executive, as a tool used by the Israeli Court to provide such review. Find out more (catalog link)

Stewarding the earth : rethinking property and the emergence of biocultural rights / Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488 .B38 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Green building and the construction lawyer : a practical guide to transactional and litigation issues / editors: Melissa A. Beutler, Matt Devries, Edward B. Gentilcore, Christopher D. Montez, Tracy L. Steedman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5701 .G74 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii : the Kanaka Maoli Route to Independence.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4047 .B69 2014
Publisher:


This book serves as a guide for the pursuit of self-determination by occupied nations and indigenous peoples who can no longer claim numerical majorities over the whole of their native lands. It incorporates insights derived from legal work Boyle has done for Palestine, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Ireland and elsewhere around the world. Francis Boyle outlines what the Kanaka Maoli have done and must do to restore their state's independence, de facto and de jure. Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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:


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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],


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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],


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

Judging statutes / Robert A. Katzmann.

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


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)

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,


Find out more (catalog link)