New Arrivals in the Law Library...
October 2013


A PRIMER ON CRIMINAL LAW AND NEUROSCIENCE : A Contribution of the Law Neuroscience Project Supported by the MacArthur Foundation
K5027 .P75 2013


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation decided to support a three-year multidisciplinary initiative, The Law and Neuroscience Project, that created teams (termed "research networks") of lawyers, neuroscientists and philosophers to explore the appropriate conceptual relation of neuroscience and law and to engage in empirical investigations that would demonstrate the specific relevance of neuroscience to law. Although there was a substantial range of opinion among Project participants about the potential relevance of neuroscience to criminal law, it became apparent that a basic primer or handbook that set forth a statement of the relation as the authors understand it at present would be enormously helpful to practicing lawyers, judges, and legal policy makers as they increasingly were confronted with claims based on neuroscience information. The goal is to provide accurate information and to clarify the basic questions that will inevitably arise so that the criminal law can avoid confusion and mistakes based on inadequate understanding.



TAKING THE STAND : My Life in the Law
KF373.D46 A3 2013
By Dershowitz, Alan M.


In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homocide and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife Sunny, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.



THE CONTESTED REMOVAL OF POWER, 1789-2010
KF5053 .A87 2013
By Alvis, J. David


The U.S. Constitution is clear on the appointment of executive officials: the president nominates, the Senate approves. But on the question of removing those officials, the Constitution is silent--although that silence has not discouraged strenuous efforts to challenge, censure, and even impeach presidents from Andrew Jackson to Bill Clinton. As J. David Alvis, Jeremy D. Bailey, and Flagg Taylor show, the removal power has always been and continues to be a thorny issue, especially as presidential power has expanded dramatically during the past century.


HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS
K3240 .M87 2013
By Murphy, Therese


This book bolsters the burgeoning discourse of health and human rights. In so doing, it charts the history of the linkage between the two. The book also pinpoints the sense of imperative that surrounds this relationship and, more importantly, identifies a series of threats or challenges to the attempts to link health and human rights. Among other things, it asks: Is bioethics pushing human rights aside? Is conflict between risk and rights inevitable in infectious disease control? Is human dignity a threat to human rights? Is reproductive choice a bad argument in the context of reproductive technologies? Is it sensible for human rights to make use of indicators, benchmarks and impact assessments? Is trade a danger to human health and also to human rights? This book will be of great interest to students of human rights and health law, and to scholars and policy-makers in these areas.



LAWYERS AS LEADERS
KF298 .R48 2013
By Rhode, Deborah L.


In Lawyers as Leaders, eminent law professor Deborah Rhode ...provides an invaluable overview for attorneys who occupy or aspire to leadership positions in public and private practice settings. Drawing on a broad range of interdisciplinary research, biographical profiles, and empirical studies, she covers everything from decision making, conflict management, and communication to ethics and diversity in leadership, and what lawyers can do to advance both their professional development and the public interest. Rhode contends that the legal profession attracts many people with the ambition and analytic capabilities to be leaders but often fails to develop other qualities that are essential to their effectiveness. Successful lawyers need to be confident, competitive, and even combative, but possessing such qualities often results in a lack of interpersonal sensitivity, emotional intelligence, and resilience-the "soft skills" that both legal education and the reward structure of legal practice consistently undervalue. The most successful leaders, Rhode argues, are those who can see past their own ambitions and retain a capacity for critical reflection on their performance.


FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION : A History of the Uniform Law Commission
KF165 .S74 2013
By Stein, Robert A.


From its beginnings in 1892 in Saratoga, New York, the Uniform Law Commission has been a major force in maintaining and strengthening "federalism" in the United States...The history of the Uniform Law Commission traces its development from an initial gathering in 1892 of twelve commissioners representing seven states to the present three hundred and eighty-one commissioners from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


UNPRECEDENTED : The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare
KF3605 .B53 2013
By Blackman, Josh


In 2012, the United States Supreme Court became the center of the political world. In a dramatic and unexpected 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts voted on narrow grounds to save the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Unprecedented tells the inside story of how the challenge to Obamacare raced across all three branches of government, and narrowly avoided a constitutional collision between the Supreme Court and President Obama.


A MERE MACHINE : The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy
KF8742 .H375 2013
By Harvey, Anna L.


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. Harvey's findings suggest that constitutional designers would be wise to heed Thomas Jefferson's advice to “let mercy be the character of the law-giver, but let the judge be a mere machine.




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(1) ATTORNEY AND CLIENT--UNITED STATES.
Aaron, Marjorie Corman. Client science : advice for lawyers on counseling clients through bad news and other legal realities. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012. KF311 .A923 2012

(2) CRIMINAL LAW--PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS.
A primer on criminal law and neuroscience : a contribution of the Law and Neuroscience Project supported by the MacArthur Foundation. New York : Oxford University Press, 2013. K5027 .P75 2013

(3) DERSHOWITZ, ALAN M.
Dershowitz, Alan M. Taking the stand : my life in the law. First edition. New York : Crown Publishers, 2013. KF373.D46 A3 2013

(4) EXECUTIVE POWER--UNITED STATES.
Alvis, J. David. The contested removal power, 1789-2010. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2013. KF5053 .A87 2013

(5) HEALTH CARE REFORM--UNITED STATES.
Davidson, Stephen M. A new era in U.S. health care : critical next steps under the Affordable Care Act. Stanford, California : Stanford Briefs, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2013. RA395.A3 D384 2013

(6) HUMAN RIGHTS.
Murphy, Therese. Health and human rights. Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2013. K3240 .M87 2013

(7) INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE PROSECUTION OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW COMMITTED IN THE TERRITORY OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA SINCE 1991.
Shahabuddeen, M. International criminal justice at the Yugoslav tribunal : a judge's recollection. First edition. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2012. KZ1203.A2 S53 2012

(8) JUDICIAL PROCESS--UNITED STATES.
Posner, Richard A. Reflections on judging. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013. KF9050 .P55 2013

(9) LAW--UNITED STATES--INTERPRETATION AND CONSTRUCTION.
Levi, Edward H. An introduction to legal reasoning. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. KF425 .L48 2013

(10) LAWYERS--UNITED STATES--PSYCHOLOGY.
Rhode, Deborah L. Lawyers as leaders. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013. KF298 .R48 2013

(11) MEDICINE--PRACTICE--UNITED STATES.
Mohr, James C. Licensed to practice : the Supreme Court defines the American medical profession. Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. R728 .M637 2013

(12) MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT.
Valverde, Mariana. Everyday law on the street : city governance in an age of diversity. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012. K3431 .V35 2012

(13) NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COMMISSIONERS ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS--HISTORY.
Stein, Robert A. Forming a more perfect union : a history of the Uniform Law Commission. Charlottesville, VA : LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2013. KF165 .S74 2013

(14) NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
Blackman, Josh. Unprecedented : the constitutional challenge to Obamacare. First edition. New York : PublicAffairs, 2013. KF3605 .B53 2013

(15) UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT.
Harvey, Anna L. A mere machine : the Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013. KF8742 .H375 2013

(16) WAR AND EMERGENCY POWERS--UNITED STATES.
Fisher, Louis. Presidential war power. Third edition, revised. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2013. KF5060 .F57 2013

(17) WATER RIGHTS (INTERNATIONAL LAW).
Boisson de Chazournes, Laurence. Fresh water in international law. First edition. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013. K3496 .B65 2013




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