Monthly Archives: February 2010

Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

The Anatomy of Torture: A Documentary History of Filartiga v. Pena Irala
William J. Aceves
KF226 .A25 2007 (Lobby Display)
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Comparative Criminal Procedure: History, Processes and Case Studies
Raneta Lawson Mack
K5401 .M33 2008
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The Criminal Responsibility of Senior Political and Military Leaders as Principals to International Crimes
Hector Olasolo; with a foreword by Adrian Fulford
K5301 .O42 2009
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Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein
Michael A. Newton & Michael P. Scharf
KMJ41.H87 N49 2008 (Lobby Display)
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European Union Law: Text and Materials
Damian Chalmers et al.
KJE947 .E989 2006 (Course Reserve)
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The International Law on Ballast Water: Preventing Biopollution
Maria Helena Fonseca de Souza Rolim
K3591.2 .R65 2008
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The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court: Essays in Honour of Professor Igor Blishchenko: In Memoriam Professor Igor Pavlovich Blishchenko (1930-2000)
edited by Jose Doria, Hans-Peter Gasser, M. Cherif Bassiouni
KZ6311 .L44 2009
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Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal
Michael P. Scharf, Gregory S. McNeal
KMJ41.H87 S23 2006 (Lobby Display)
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United States of America–A Safe Haven for Torturers
William J. Aceves
KF4749 .A33 2002 (Lobby Display)
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Law, Technology & Communications – Recent Acquisitions

Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations
edited by Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Jackson, Adam P. Romero
K349 .F455 2009
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Food and Drug Law: Cases and Materials
Peter Barton Hutt, Richard A. Merrill, Lewis Grossman
KF3868 .F66 2007 (Course Reserve)
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International Business Transactions: A Problem-oriented Coursebook
Ralph H. Folsom et al.
KF1976.A4 F65 2009 (Course Reserve)
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The Law and Harry Potter
edited by Jeffrey E. Thomas and Franklin G. Snyder
PR6068.O93 Z756 2010 (Lobby Display)
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Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

The Anatomy of Torture: A Documentary History of Filartiga v. Pena Irala
William J. Aceves
KF226 .A25 2007 (Lobby Display)
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Arbitration Law
Katherine V.W. Stone, Richard A. Bales
KF3423 .S76 2010
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Bought & Sold
Witness production in association with the Global Survival Network
Produced and directed by Gillian Caldwell
VIDEO HQ281 .B68 1997 (Reserve)
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Building Healthy Communities: A Guide to Community Economic Development for Advocates, Lawyers, and Policymakers
edited by Roger A. Clay, Jr. and Susan R. Jones
KF5730 .B85 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Cases and Materials on Criminal Law
Joshua Dressler
KF9218 .D68 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Comparative Criminal Procedure: History, Processes and Case Studies
Raneta Lawson Mack
K5401 .M33 2008
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The Criminal Responsibility of Senior Political and Military Leaders as Principals to International Crimes
Hector Olasolo; with a foreword by Adrian Fulford
K5301 .O42 2009
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Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein
Michael A. Newton & Michael P. Scharf
KMJ41.H87 N49 2008 (Lobby Display)
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Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy
Robert V. Percival et al.
KF3775 .E548 2009 (Lobby Display)
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Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations
edited by Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Jackson, Adam P. Romero
K349 .F455 2009
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Food and Drug Law: Cases and Materials
Peter Barton Hutt, Richard A. Merrill, Lewis Grossman
KF3868 .F66 2007 (Course Reserve)
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The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law: Learning Criminal Law through Multiple- choice Questions and Analysis
Laurie L. Levenson
KF9219.5 .L474 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Human Rights
Louis Henkin et al.
K3240 .H846 2009 (Course Reserve)
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The International Law on Ballast Water: Preventing Biopollution
Maria Helena Fonseca de Souza Rolim
K3591.2 .R65 2008
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The Politics of Official Apologies
Melissa Nobles
JC599.N66 N63 2008
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Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal
Michael P. Scharf, Gregory S. McNeal
KMJ41.H87 S23 2006 (Lobby Display)
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Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation
edited by Elazar Barkan, Alexander Karn
HM1106 .T35 2006
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United States of America–A Safe Haven for Torturers
William J. Aceves
KF4749 .A33 2002 (Lobby Display)
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Women, Politics, and the Constitution
edited by Naomi B. Lynn
KF478.A5 W667 1990
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Library Highlights: GLBT Rights

California Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Proposition 8 Same-Sex Marriage March 5, 2009. California. Supreme Court
VIDEO KFC129 .C257 2009
From the Publisher: The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Thursday, March 5, 2009, in three cases challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 (Ban on Same Sex Marriage) , a statewide ballot initiative that was passed by a majority of California voters in November 2008.

When Gay People get Married: What Happens when Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
M.V. Lee Badgett
K699 .B33 2009
From the Publisher: […] In order to find out the impact of same-sex marriage, M. V. Lee Badgett traveled to a land where it has been legal for same-sex couples to marry since 2001: the Netherlands. Badgett interviews gay couples to find out how this step has affected their lives. We learn about the often surprising changes to their relationships, the reactions of their families, and work  colleagues. Moreover, Badgett is interested in the ways that the institution itself has been altered for the larger society. How has the concept of marriage changed? When Gay People Get Married gives readers a primer on the current state of the same-sex marriage debate, and a new way of framing the issue that provides valuable new insights into the political, social, and personal stakes involved.

The experiences of other countries and these pioneering American states serve as a crystal ball as we grapple with this polarizing issue in the American context. The evidence shows both that marriage changes gay people more than gay people change marriage, and that it is the most liberal countries and states making the first move to recognize gay couples. In the end, Badgett compellingly shows that allowing gay couples to marry does not destroy the institution of marriage and that many gay couples do benefit, in expected as well as surprising ways, from the legal, social, and political rights that the institution offers.

Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court
Michael J. Perry
KF8748 .P39 2009
From the Publisher: In this important new book, Michael J. Perry examines three of the most disputed constitutional issues of our time: capital punishment, state laws banning abortion, and state policies denying the benefit of law to same-sex unions. The author, a leading constitutional scholar, explains that if a majority of the justices of the Supreme Court believes that a law violates the Constitution, it does not necessarily follow that the Court should rule that the law is unconstitutional. In cases in which it is argued that a law violates the Constitution, the Supreme Court must decide which of two importantly different questions it should address: (1) Is the challenged law unconstitutional? (2) Is the lawmakers’ judgment that the challenged law is constitutional a reasonable judgment? (One can answer both questions in the affirmative.) By focusing on the death penalty, abortion, and same-sex unions, Perry provides illuminating new perspectives not only on moral controversies that implicate one or more constitutionally entrenched human rights, but also on the fundamental question of the Supreme Court’s proper role in adjudicating such controversies.

Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law
edited by Scott Barclay, Mary Bernstein, and Anna-Maria Marshall
KF4754.5 .Q84 2009
From the Publisher: Fighting for marriage and family rights; protection from discrimination in employment, education, and housing; criminal law reform; economic justice; and health care reform: the LGBT movement is engaged in some of the most important cultural and political battles of our times. Seeking to reshape many of our basic social institutions, the LBGT movement’s legal, political, and cultural campaigns reflect the complex visions, strategies, and rhetoric of the individuals and groups knocking at the law’s door. The original essays in this volume bring social movement scholarship and legal analysis together, enriching our understanding of social movements, LGBT politics and organizing, legal studies, and public policy. Moreover, they highlight the struggle to make the law relevant and responsive to the LGBT community. Ultimately, Queer Mobilizations examines how the LGBT movement’s engagement with the law shapes the very meanings of sexuality, sex, gender, privacy, discrimination, and family in law and society.

Courting Change: Queer Parents, Judges, and the Transformation of American Family Law
Kimberly D. Richman
KF540 .R53 2009
From the Publisher: A lesbian couple rears a child together and, after the biological mother dies, the surviving partner loses custody to the child’s estranged biological father. Four days later, in a different court, judges rule on the side of the partner, because they feel the child relied on the woman as a psychological parent. What accounts for this inconsistency regarding gay and lesbian adoption and custody cases, and why has family law failed to address them in a comprehensive manner? In Courting Change, Kimberly D. Richman zeros in on the nebulous realm of family law, one of the most indeterminate and discretionary areas of American law. She focuses on judicial decisions—both the outcomes and the rationales—and what they say about family, rights, sexual orientation, and who qualifies as a parent. Richman challenges prevailing notions that gay and lesbian parents and families are hurt by laws’ indeterminacy, arguing that, because family law is so loosely defined, it allows for the flexibility needed to respond to — and even facilitate — changes in how we conceive of family, parenting, and the role of sexual orientation in family law.

Drawing on every recorded judicial decision in gay and lesbian adoption and custody cases over the last fifty years, and on interviews with parents, lawyers, and judges, Richman demonstrates how parental and sexual identities are formed and interpreted.

Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts
edited by Douglas Laycock, Anthony R. Picarello, Jr., and Robin Fretwell Wilson
BL462 .S36 2008
From the Publisher: [This title] explores two principal questions. First, exactly what kind of religious freedom conflicts are likely to emerge if society embraces same-sex marriage? A redefinition of marriage would impact a host of laws where marital status affects legal rights—in housing, employment, healthcare, education, public accommodations, and property, in addition to family law. These laws, in turn, regulate a host of religious institutions—schools, hospitals, and social service providers, to name a few—that often embrace a different definition of marriage. As a result, church-state conflicts will follow. This volume anticipates where and how these manifold disputes will arise. Second, how might these conflicts be resolved? If the disputes spark litigation under the Free Speech, Free Exercise, or Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment, who will prevail and why? When, if ever, should claims of religious liberty prevail over claims of sexual liberty? Drawing on experience in analogous areas of law, the volume explores whether it is possible to avoid these constitutional conflicts by statutory accommodation, or by separating religious marriage from civil marriage.

Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

Global Regulatory Issues for the Cosmetics Industry
K3649 .G58 2007
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The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers
Antonio Cassese
KZ3395.C25 A2 2008
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The International Legal Governance of the Human Genome
Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy
K3611.A77 K87 2009
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Law at the Vanishing Point: A Philosophical Analysis of International Law
Aaron Fichtelberg
KZ1256 .F53 2008
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Legislating the War on Terror: An Agenda for Reform
Benjamin Wittes, editor
KF9430 .L434 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Public International Law: A Guide to Information Sources
Elizabeth Beyerly
KZ3110.B49 P83 1991
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Raising the Global Floor: Dismantling the Myth that we can’t Afford Good Working Conditions for Everyone
Jody Heymann and Alison Earle
HD6971.8 .H49 2010
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The World Trade Organization: A Legal and Institutional Analysis
Jan Wouters and Bart De Meester
K4610 .W689 2007
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New Study Aids – Emanuel CrunchTime audio CDs

The Library is pleased to announce that we have added six new Emanuel CrunchTime audio CD sets to our popular Study Aids Collection. Located in the Library Lobby just across from the Reference Librarian’s Office, each set is available for 2 day check out. Whether you are preparing for a multiple-choice, short answer, or essay exam, these Emanuel CrunchTime audio CD sets can improve your grade with a complete set of exam preparation tools.

Our new titles include:

Contracts (2 copies)

Corporations

Criminal Law (2 copies)

Evidence

Professional Responsibility

Property (2 copies)

February is Black History Month

Come by the Library lobby to check out our display of Library books and videos celebrating Black History Month.

Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as “Negro History Week” and later as “Black History Month.” What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied-or even documented-when the tradition originated. Although blacks have been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it was not until the 20th century that they gained a respectable presence in the history books.

We owe the celebration of Black History Month, and more importantly, the study of black history, to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Born to parents who were former slaves, he spent his childhood working in the Kentucky coal mines and enrolled in high school at age twenty. He graduated within two years and later went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. The scholar was disturbed to find in his studies that history books largely ignored the black American population – and when blacks did figure into the picture, it was generally in ways that reflected the inferior social position they were assigned at the time.

Woodson chose the second week of February for Negro History Week because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

by Elissa Haney. Excerpted from: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmintro1.html