New Arrivals in the Law Library...
November 2013


ABUSE OF DISCRETION : The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade
K5027 .P75 2013
Forsythe, Clarke D.


Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health.



FOR DISCRIMINATION : Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law
KF4755.5 .K46 2013
By Kennedy, Randall


What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Does it signify a boon or a stigma? Or is it simply reverse discrimination? What are its benefits and costs to American society? What are the exact indicia determining who should or should not be accorded affirmative action? When should affirmative action end, if it must? Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School..., gives us a concise, gimlet-eyed, and deeply personal conspectus of the policy, refusing to shy away from the myriad complexities of an issue that continues to bedevil American race relations.



WHY CAPITALISM?
HB501 .M565 2012
By Meltzer, Allan H.


Drawing on deep expertise as a financial historian and authority on economic theory, he provides a resounding answer to the question, "why capitalism?" Only capitalism, he writes, maximizes both growth and individual freedom. Unlike socialism, capitalism is adaptive, not rigid--private ownership of the means of production flourishes wherever it takes root, regardless of culture. Laws intended to tamper with its fundamental dynamics, such as those that redistribute wealth, fail. European countries boasting extensive welfare programs have not surpassed the more market-oriented United States. Capitalism does require a strong legal framework, Meltzer writes, and it does not solve all problems efficiently. But he finds that its problems stem from universal human weaknesses--such as dishonesty, venality, and expediency--which are not specific to capitalism.


THE MYTHS OF CREATIVITY : The Truth about How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas
HD53 .B87 2014
By Burkus, David


We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few. But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. The Myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation. Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms succeed, David Burkus highlights the mistaken ideas that hold us back and shows us how anyone can embrace a practical approach, grounded in reality, to finding the best new ideas, projects, processes, and programs.



STATES OF UNION : Family and Change in the American Constitutional Order
KF505 .B664 2013
By Brandon, Mark E.


Brandon discusses the evolution of familial jurisprudence as applied to disputes over property, inheritance, work, reproduction, the status of women and children, the regulation of sex, and the legal limits to and constitutional significance of marriage. He shows how the Supreme Court's famous decisions in the latter part of the twentieth century were largely responses to societal change, and he cites a wide range of cases that offer fresh insight into the ways the legal system responded to various forms of family life.


REASON AND IMAGINATION : The Selected Correspondence of Learned Hand 1897-1961
KF368.H265 A4 2013
By Hand, Learned


Judge Learned Hand is an icon of American Law. Though he was never nominated to our country's highest court, Hand is nevertheless more frequently quoted by legal scholars and in Supreme Court decisions than any other lower court judge in our history. He was the model for all judges who followed him, setting the standard for the bench with a matchless combination of legal brilliance and vast cultural sophistication.


HOLLOW JUSTICE : A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States
KF8205 .W528 2013
By Wilkins, David E.


This book, the first of its kind, comprehensively explores Native American claims against the United States government over the past two centuries. Despite the federal government’s multiple attempts to redress indigenous claims, a close examination reveals that even when compensatory programs were instituted, Native peoples never attained a genuine sense of justice. David E. Wilkins addresses the important question of what one nation owes another when the balance of rights, resources, and responsibilities have been negotiated through treaties. How does the United States assure that guarantees made to tribal nations, whether through a century old treaty or a modern day compact, remain viable and lasting?


THE HONOR CODE : How Moral Revolutions Happen
HM836 .A67 2010
By Appiah, Anthony


In the The Honor Code, Kwame Anthony Appiah explores a long-neglected engine of reform. Examining moral revolutions of the past--and campaigns against abhorrent practices today--he shows that appeals to reason, morality, or religion are not enough to ring in reform. Practices are eradicated only when they come into conflict with honor.




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(1) ABORTION--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
Forsythe, Clarke D. Abuse of discretion : the inside story of Roe v. Wade. First American edition. New York : Encounter Books, 2013. KF3771 .F67 2013

(2) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
Kennedy, Randall. For discrimination : race, affirmative action, and the law. First edition. New York : Pantheon Books, 2013. KF4755.5 .K46 2013

(3) CAPITALISM.
Meltzer, Allan H. Why capitalism? Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012. HB501 .M565 2012

(4) CIVIL RIGHTS--UNITED STATES.
Perry, Michael J. Human rights in the constitutional law of the United States. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2013. KF4749 .P47 2013

(5) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW--UNITED STATES.
McGinnis, John O. Originalism and the good constitution. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013. KF4552 .M34 2013

(6) COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
Judging Europe's judges : the legitimacy of the case law of the European Court of Justice examined. Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2013. KJE5461 .J83 2013

(7) COURTS--UNITED STATES--HISTORY--SOURCES.
Debates on the federal judiciary : a documentary history. Washington, DC : Federal Judicial Center, Federal Judicial History Office, 2013. KF350 .D43 2013

(8) CREATIVE ABILITY IN BUSINESS.
Burkus, David. The myths of creativity : the truth about how innovative companies and people generate great ideas. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2014. HD53 .B87 2014

(9) DOMESTIC RELATIONS--UNITED STATES--HISTORY.
Brandon, Mark E. States of union : family and change in the American constitutional order. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2013. KF505 .B664 2013

(10) HAND, LEARNED, 1872-1961--CORRESPONDENCE.
Hand, Learned. Reason and imagination : the selected correspondence of Learned Hand 1897-1961. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013. KF368.H265 A4 2013

(11) INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA--CLAIMS.
Wilkins, David E. Hollow justice : a history of Indigenous claims in the United States. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013. KF8205 .W528 2013

(12) INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE--INFLUENCE.
The development of international law by the International Court of Justice. First edition. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013. KZ6275 .D48 2013

(13) POLITICAL QUESTIONS AND JUDICIAL POWER--UNITED STATES.
Tushnet, Mark V. In the balance : law and politics on the Roberts court. First edition. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013. KF8775 .T87 2013

(14) PUBLIC HEALTH LAWS.
Bogart, W. A. Regulating obesity? : government, society, and questions of health. New York : Oxford University Press, 2013. K3570 .B64 2013

(15) SOCIAL CHANGE--HISTORY.
Appiah, Anthony. The honor code : how moral revolutions happen. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, 2010. HM836 .A67 2010

(16) UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT.
Fisher, Louis. On the Supreme Court : without illusion and idolatry. Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, 2014. KF8742 .F5677 2014

(17) WORLD BANK.
Hammer, Peter Joseph. Change and continuity at the World Bank : reforming paradoxes of economic development. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2013. HG3881.5.W57 H36 2013


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