New Arrivals in the Law Library...
March 2013


THE BANKERS' NEW CLOTHES: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
HG1586 .A23 2013
By Admati, Anat R.


What is wrong with today's banking system? The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however, that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth. The Bankers' New Clothes examines this claim and the narratives used by bankers, politicians, and regulators to rationalize the lack of reform, exposing them as invalid. Admati and Hellwig argue we can have a safer and healthier banking system without sacrificing any of the benefits of the system, and at essentially no cost to society.


ON CONSTITUTIONAL DISOBEDIENCE
KF4550 .S375 2012
By Seidman, Louis Michael


In On Constitutional Disobedience, Seidman argues that, in order to bring our basic law up to date, it needs benign neglect. This is a highly controversial assertion. The doctrine of "original intent" may be found on the far right, but the entire political spectrum--left and right--shares a deep reverence for the Constitution. And yet, Seidman reminds us, disobedience is the original intent of the Constitution. The Philadelphia convention had gathered to amend the Articles of Confederation, not toss them out and start afresh. The "living Constitution" school tries to bridge the gap between the framers and ourselves by reinterpreting the text in light of modern society's demands. But this attempt is doomed, Seidman argues. One might stretch "due process of law" to protect an act of same-sex sodomy, yet a loyal-but-contemporary reading cannot erase the fact that the Constitution allows a candidate who lost the popular election to be seated as president. And that is only one of the gross violations of popular will enshrined in the document.


THE LEGAL REASONING OF THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EU
KJE5461 .B43 2012
By Beck, Gunnar


The Court of Justice has often been characterised both as a motor of integration and a judicial law-maker. This book examines the Court's jurisprudence over more than half a century, and assesses the extent to which this is a fair description.


NEUROSCIENCE AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY
K346 .N48 2013


Adopting a broadly compatibilist approach, this volume's authors argue that the behavioral and mind sciences do not threaten the moral foundations of legal responsibility. Rather, these sciences provide fresh insight into human agency and updated criteria as well as powerful diagnostic and intervention tools for assessing and altering minds.


TWO PRESIDENTS ARE BETTER THAN ONE: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch
JK516 .O75 2013
By Orentlicher, David


When talking heads and political pundits make their “What’s Wrong with America” lists, two concerns invariably rise to the top: the growing presidential abuse of power and the toxic political atmosphere in Washington. In Two Presidents Are Better Than One, David Orentlicher shows how the “imperial presidency” and partisan conflict are largely the result of a deeper problem--the Constitution’s placement of a single president atop the executive branch. Accordingly, writes Orentlicher, we can fix our broken political system by replacing the one person, one-party presidency with a two-person, two-party executive branch.



THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS
HG2563 .B42 2013
By Bernanke, Ben


In 2012, Ben Bernanke, gave a series of lectures about Federal Reserve and 2008 financial crisis, as part of a course at George Washington University on the role of Federal Reserve in economy. This book offers insight into guiding principles behind the Fed's activities and the lessons to be learned from its handling of recent economic challenges.



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(1) ANIMAL WELFARE--LAW AND LEGISLATION.
Nurse, Angus. Animal harm : perspectives on why people harm and kill animals. Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., c2013. K3620 .N87 2013

(2) BAKKEN FORMATION.
Dobb, Edwin. The new oil landscape. New York : National Geographic Society, 2013

(3) BANKS AND BANKING.
Admati, Anat R. The bankers' new clothes : what's wrong with banking and what to do about it. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013. HG1586 .A23 2013

(4) CONFLICT OF LAWS--EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES.
Calster, Geert van. European private international law. Oxford ; Portland, Or.: Hart, 2013. KJC982 .C34 2013

(5) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW--UNITED STATES--PHILOSOPHY.
Seidman, Louis Michael. On constitutional disobedience. Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012. KF4550 .S375 2012

(6) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW--UNITED STATES--PHILOSOPHY.
Wilson, Sean. The flexible constitution. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2013. KF4552 .W57 2013

(7) COPYRIGHT AND ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING--UNITED STATES.
Rife, Martine Courant. Invention, copyright, and digital writing. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2013. KF3024.E44 R54 2013

(8) COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
Beck, Gunnar, author. The legal reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU. Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2012. KJE5461 .B43 2012

(9) EDUCATIONAL EQUALIZATION--UNITED STATES.
Education, justice, and democracy. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. LC213.2 .E39 2013

(10) GRASSLANDS--LAW AND LEGISLATION.
Head, John W. Global legal regimes to protect the world's grasslands. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2012. K3520 .H43 2012

(11) INDUSTRIAL POLICY--UNITED STATES.
Smith, Andrew O. Sand in the gears : how public policy has crippled American manufacturing. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2013. HD3616.U47 S547 2013

(12) JOHNSON, LYNDON B. 1908-1973.
Caro, Robert A. The passage of power. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. E846 .C37 2012

(13) LAW AND GLOBALIZATION.
Regulatory hybridization in the transnational sphere. Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013. KZ1268 .R44 2013

(14) LAW--PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS.
Neuroscience and legal responsibility. New York : Oxford University Press, c2013. K346 .N48 2013

(15) LAW SCHOOLS--UNITED STATES.
Moore, Albert J. Demystifying the first year of law school : a guide to the 1L experience. Austin : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, c2010. KF283 .M66 2010

(16) MENTAL HEALTH LAWS.
Weller, Penelope. New law and ethics in mental health advance directives : the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the right to choose. Hove, East Sussex [U.K.] ; New York : Routledge, 2013. K640 .W45 2013

(17) PRESIDENTS--UNITED STATES.
Orentlicher, David. Two presidents are better than one : the case for a bipartisan executive branch. New York : New York University Press, 2013. JK516 .O75 2013

(18) RULES (PHILOSOPHY).
Brozek, Bartosz. Rule-following : from imitation to the normative mind. Krakow : Copernicus Center Press, c2013. BJ1063 .B76 2013

(19) UNITED STATES. FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD.
Bernanke, Ben. The Federal Reserve and the financial crisis. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013. HG2563 .B42 2013

(20) WOMEN--LEGAL STATUS, LAWS, ETC.
Women and transitional justice : the experience of women as participants. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013. K644 .W6417 2013

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