New Arrivals in the Law Library...
May 2013


BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy
KF4893 .M39 2013
By May, Gary


A vivid, fast-paced history of this landmark piece of civil rights legislation, Bending Toward Justice offers a dramatic, timely account of the struggle that finally won African Americans the ballot--although, as May shows, the fight for voting rights is by no means over.


THE BASEBALL TRUST: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption
KF3989 .B36 2013
By Banner, Stuart


In The Baseball Trust, legal historian Stuart Banner illuminates the series of court rulings that resulted in one of the most curious features of our legal system-baseball's exemption from antitrust law.


CHASING GIDEON : The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice
KF336 .H68 2013
By Houppert, Karen


On March 18, 1963, in one of its most significant legal decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that all defendants facing significant jail time have the constitutional right to a free attorney if they cannot afford their own. Fifty years later, 80 percent of criminal defendants are served by public defenders. In a book that combines the sweep of history with the intimate details of individual lives and legal cases, veteran reporter Karen Houppert movingly chronicles the stories of people in all parts of the country who have relied on Gideon's promise.


THE REPUBLIC AFLOAT : Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America
KF1104 .R34 2013
By Raffety, Matthew Taylor


The Republic Afloat tracks how seamen conceived of themselves as individuals and how they defined their place within the United States. Of interest to historians of labor, law, maritime culture, and national identity in the early republic, Raffety's work reveals much about the ways that merchant seamen sought to articulate the ideals of freedom and citizenship before the courts of the land--and how they helped to shape the laws of the young republic.


FEAR ITSELF : The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
E806 .K37 2013
By Katznelson, Ira


Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, Fear Itself finally examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Ira Katznelson, "a towering figure in the study of American and European history" (Cornel West), boldly asserts that, during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued yet distorted by a unified band of southern lawmakers who safeguarded racial segregation as they built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. This original study brings to vivid life the politicians and pundits of the time, including Walter Lippmann, who argued that America needed a dose of dictatorship; Mississippi's five-foot-two Senator Theodore Bilbo, who advocated the legal separation of races; and Robert Oppenheimer, who built the atomic bomb yet was tragically undone by the nation's hysteria. Fear Itself is a necessary work, vital to understanding our world--a world the New Deal first made.



THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM IN CRISIS : Resistance and Responses to Change
KF300 .M648 2013
By Moliterno, James E.


Throughout history, the American legal profession has tried to hold tight to its identity by retreating into its traditional values and structure during times of self-perceived crisis. The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change analyzes the efforts of the legal profession to protect and maintain the status quo even as the world around it changed. James E. Moliterno argues that with striking consistency, the profession has resisted societal change and sought to ban or discourage new models of legal representation created by such change. In response to every crisis, lawyers asked: "How can we stay even more 'the same' than we already are?"



THE LAWYER BUBBLE : A Profession in Crisis
KF300 .H3687 2013
By Harper, Steven J.


In The Lawyer Bubble, Steven J. Harper reveals how a culture of short-term thinking has blinded some of the nation's finest minds to the long-run implications of their actions. Law school deans have ceded independent judgment to flawed U.S. News & World Report rankings criteria in the quest to maximize immediate results. Senior partners in the nation's large law firms have focused on current profits to enhance American Lawyer rankings and individual wealth at great cost to their institutions. Yet, wiser decisions--being honest about the legal job market, revisiting the financial incentives currently driving bad behavior, eliminating the billable hour model, and more--can take the profession to a better place.



SAVING THE NEIGHBOORHOOD : Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms
KF662 .B76 2013
By Brooks, Richard Rexford Wayne


Saving the Neighborhood tells the charged, still controversial story of the rise and fall of racially restrictive covenants in America, and offers rare insight into the ways legal and social norms reinforce one another, acting with pernicious efficacy to codify and perpetuate intolerance.



PROPERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
KF562 .R65 2012
By Roisman, Florence Wagman


This book contains materials regarding intersections of property law with civil and human rights claims in the United States and internationally. The chapters cover The Nature of Property, The Development of Civil Rights Principles in the U.S., International Human Rights Law, and Human Rights in the U.S. Roisman addresses homelessness, expropriation, and discrimination on the bases of race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and other characteristics. Among the cases presented are the U.S. Supreme Court's 2004 decision rejecting a claimed property interest in the recognition of a protective order, a South African case enforcing a right to housing, a 2003 Maryland decision assessing the need for just cause for eviction in Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments, a 2002 9th Circuit opinion regarding disability discrimination, and the Michigan Supreme Court decision overturning Poletown.



THE ROBERTS COURT : The Struggle for the Constitution
KF8742 .C69 2013
By Coyle, Marcia


Marcia Coyle's brilliant inside account of the High Court captures four landmark decisions--concerning health care, money in elections, guns at home, and race in schools. Coyle examines how those cases began--the personalities and conflicts that catapulted them onto the national scene--and how they ultimately exposed the great divides among the justices, such as the originalists versus the pragmatists on guns and the Second Amendment, and corporate speech versus human speech in the controversial Citizens United campaign case. Most dramatically, her analysis shows how dedicated conservative lawyers and groups are strategizing to find cases and crafting them to bring up the judicial road to the Supreme Court with an eye on a receptive conservative majority.



REBELS AT THE BAR : The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers
KF367 .N67 2013
By Norgren, Jill


In Rebels at the Bar, prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts the life stories of a small group of nineteenth century women who were among the first female attorneys in the United States. Beginning in the late 1860s, these determined rebels pursued the radical ambition of entering the then all-male profession of law. They were motivated by a love of learning. They believed in fair play and equal opportunity. They desired recognition as professionals and the ability to earn a good living.




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(1) AFRICAN AMERICANS--SUFFRAGE--HISTORY.
May, Gary. Bending toward justice : the Voting Rights Act and the transformation of American democracy. New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2013. KF4893 .M39 2013

(2) BASEBALL--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
Banner, Stuart. The baseball trust : a history of baseball's antitrust exemption. Oxford [UK] ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013. KF3989 .B36 2013.

(3) CORRUPTION--UNITED STATES.
Arafa, Mohamed A. Towards a new anti-corruption law in Egypt: a comparative study between the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Egyptian anti-bribery law, and Islamic Shariea law. K5261 .A73 2013

(4) DISCOVERY (LAW)--UNITED STATES.
Grimm, Paul W. Discovery problems and their solutions. Third edition. Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2013. KF8900 .G758 2013

(5) DRUG ACCESSIBILITY--CENTRAL AMERICA.
Godoy, Angelina Snodgrass. Of medicines and markets : intellectual property and human rights in the free trade era. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013. RA401.C35 G63 2013

(6) ENGLISH LITERATURE--EARLY MODERN, 1500-1600--HISTORY AND CRITICISM.
Jenkins, Joseph S. Inheritance law and political theology in Shakespeare and Milton : election and grace as constitutional in early modern literature and beyond. Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012. PR428.L37 J46 2012

(7) ENVIRONMENTAL LAW--PHILOSOPHY.
Weston, Burns H. Green governance : ecological survival, human rights, and the law of the commons. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013. K3585 .W476 2013

(8) FOOD SECURITY.
Chen, Ying, Esq. The rules for international trade in agricultural products and the evolving world food crisis. HD9000.5 .C44 2013

(9) HUMAN GENOME--LAW AND LEGISLATION.
Bioinformatics law : legal issues for computational biology in the post- genome era. Chicago, Illinois : ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, 2013. K3611.G46 B557 2013

(10) HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY--POLITICAL ASPECTS--PALESTINE--HISTORY.
Allen, Lori. The rise and fall of human rights : cynicism and politics in occupied Palestine. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013. JC599.P19 A55 2013

(11) LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO THE POOR--UNITED STATES.
Houppert, Karen. Chasing Gideon : the elusive quest for poor people's justice. New York : The New Press, 2013. KF336 .H68 2013

(12) MARITIME LAW--UNITED STATES--HISTORY--19TH CENTURY.
Raffety, Matthew Taylor. The Republic afloat : law, honor, and citizenship in maritime America. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. KF1104 .R34 2013

(13) MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS--UNITED STATES--PATENTS.
Ventose, Eddy D. Patenting medical and genetic diagnostic methods. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar, 2013. KF3827.M4 V46 2013

(14) MEDICAL RECORDS--ACCESS CONTROL--UNITED STATES.
Information privacy in the evolving healthcare environment. Chicago, IL : HIMSS, 2013. R864 .I54 2013

(15) NEW DEAL, 1933-1939.
Katznelson, Ira. Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time. 1st ed. New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., 2013. E806 .K37 2013

(16) PRACTICE OF LAW.
Susskind, Richard E. Tomorrow's lawyers : an introduction to your future. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013. K120 .S87 2013

(17) PRACTICE OF LAW--UNITED STATES.
Moliterno, James E. The American legal profession in crisis : resistance and responses to change. New York : Oxford University Press, 2013. KF300 .M648 2013

(18) PRACTICE OF LAW--UNITED STATES--POPULAR WORKS.
Harper, Steven J. The lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis. New York : Basic Books, 2013. KF300 .H3687 2013

(19) PROHIBITION--UNITED STATES.
Bowers, John W. Slaying the federal monster: the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers and their role in the repeal of national prohibition. HV5089 .B69 2013

(20) REAL COVENANTS--UNITED STATES.
Brooks, Richard Rexford Wayne. Saving the neighborhood : racially restrictive covenants, law, and social norms. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013. KF662 .B76 2013

(21) REAL PROPERTY--UNITED STATES.
Community, home, and identity. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012. K736 .C65 2012

(22) RIGHT OF PROPERTY--UNITED STATES.
Roisman, Florence Wagman. Property and human rights. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, 2012. KF562 .R65 2012

(23) RIGHT OF PROPERTY--UNITED STATES--CONGRESSES.
The public nature of private property. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011. KF562 .P83 2011

(24) RIGHT TO COUNSEL--UNITED STATES.
Defending Gideon [videorecording] it's time to finish what he started 50 years ago. Washington DC : The Constitution Project, 2013. KF9646 .D44 2013

(25) UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT.
Corley, Pamela C. The puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court. Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, 2013. KF8742 .C674 2013

(26) UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT--HISTORY--21ST CENTURY.
Coyle, Marcia. The Roberts Court : the struggle for the Constitution. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013. KF8742 .C69 2013

(27) WOMEN LAWYERS--UNITED STATES--BIOGRAPHY.
Norgren, Jill. Rebels at the bar : the fascinating, forgotten stories of America's first women lawyers. New York : New York University Press, 2013. KF367 .N67 2013


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