New Arrivals in the Law Library...
March 2014


A NEW INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONALISM
KF4550 .G725 2013
By Graber, Mark A.


A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism is the first text to study the entirety of American constitutionalism, not just the traces that appear in Supreme Court decisions. Mark A. Graber both explores and offers original answers to such central questions as: What is a Constitution,? What are fundamental constitutional purposes? How are constitutions interpreted? How is constitutional authority allocated? How to constitutions change? How is the Constitution of the United States influenced by international and comparative law? and, most important, How does the Constitution work?



BOTTLENECKS : A New Theory of Equal Opportunity
KF4755 .F57 2014
By Fishkin, Joseph


This book proposes an entirely new way of thinking about the project of equal opportunity. Instead of focusing on the chimera of literal equalization, we ought to work to broaden the range of opportunities open to people at every stage in life. We can achieve this in part by loosening the bottlenecks that constrain access to opportunities-the narrow places through which people must pass in order to pursue many life paths that open out on the other side. A bottleneck might be a test like the SAT, a credential requirement like a college degree, or a skill like speaking English. It might be membership in a favored caste or racial group. Bottlenecks are part of the opportunity structure of every society. But their severity varies. By loosening them, we can build a more open and pluralistic opportunity structure in which people have more of a chance, throughout their lives, to pursue paths they choose for themselves-rather than those dictated by limited opportunities.



HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC FINANCE : Budgets and the Promotion of Economic and Social Rights
K3240 .H8543 2013


This edited collection addresses some of the most important challenges in contemporary human rights law and practice. Its central theme is the linkage between public finance, particularly budget decisions, and the realization (or not) of economic and social rights. While much academic and political debate on economic and social rights implementation has focused on the role of the courts, this work places the spotlight squarely on those organs of government that have the primary responsibility and the greatest capacity for giving effect to such rights: namely, the elected branches of government. The major actors considered are politicians, public servants, and civil society, with their role in realizing economic and social rights as the book's key focus.


THE DEATH OF PUNISHMENT : Searching for Justice among the Worst of the Worst
K3240 .B825 2013
By Blecker, Robert


For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy against the reality and wisdom of street criminals and their guards.  Some killers' poignant circumstances should lead us to mercy; others show clearly why they should die. After thousands of hours over twenty-five years inside maximum security prisons and on death rows in seven states, the history and philosophy professor exposes the perversity of justice: Inside prison, ironically, it's nobody's job to punish. Thus the worst criminals often live the best lives.



REPRODUCING RACISM : How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage
K5101 .B54 2013
By Roithmayr, Daria


Legal scholar Daria Roithmayr provocatively argues that racial inequality lives on because white advantage functions as a powerful self-reinforcing monopoly, reproducing itself automatically from generation to generation even in the absence of intentional discrimination. Drawing on work in antitrust law and a range of other disciplines, Roithmayr brilliantly compares the dynamics of white advantage to the unfair tactics of giants like AT&T and Microsoft


HIGHER EDUCATION ACCREDITATION : How It's Changing, Why It Must
LB2331.6 .G37 2014
By Gaston, Paul L.


Is the accreditation system "broken" as claimed by successive Secretaries of Education and some recent reports? This book addresses this question head-on, asking whether accreditation is indeed in need of radical reform, and whether the agencies' authority should be curtailed; or whether in fact the changes now underway - that accrediting agencies contend ensure rigorous and consistent standards and degrees that are a reliable gauge of student attainment - are moving the academy and the nation in the right direction.




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(1) BURDEN OF PROOF.
Clermont, Kevin M. Standards of decision in law : psychological and logical bases for the standard of proof, here and abroad. Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, 2013. K2263 .C54 2013

(2) COMPUTER NETWORKS--LAW AND LEGISLATION.
Brown, Ian. Regulating code : good governance and better regulation in the information age. Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, 2013. K564.C6 B76 2013

(3) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW--UNITED STATES.
Graber, Mark A. A new introduction to American constitutionalism. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013. KF4550 .G725 2013

(4) CORPORATION LAW--UNITED STATES--CRIMINAL PROVISIONS.
Behre, Kirby D. Responding to corporate criminal investigations. Arlington, VA : Bloomberg BNA, 2013. KF9351 .B44 2013

(5) DISCRIMINATION--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES--PHILOSOPHY.
Fishkin, Joseph. Bottlenecks : a new theory of equal opportunity. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014. KF4755 .F57 2014

(6) DOMESTIC RELATIONS--UNITED STATES.
DiFonzo, J. Herbie. Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families. Ann Arbor, Michigan : The University of Michigan Press, 2013. KF505 .D54 2013

(7) ENVIRONMENTAL LAW--UNITED STATES.
Wood, Mary Christina. Nature's trust : environmental law for a new ecological age. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014. KF3775 .W589 2014

(8) ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY--UNITED STATES.
Plater, Zygmunt J. B. The snail darter and the dam : how pork-barrel politics endangered a little fish and killed a river. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013. GE180 .P53 2013

(9) FREEDOM OF RELIGION--UNITED STATES.
Regan, Richard J. The American Constitution and religion. Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, 2013. KF4783 .R427 2013

(10) HUMAN RIGHTS.
Litigating transnational human rights obligations : alternative judgments. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014. K3240 .L58 2014

(11) HUMAN RIGHTS--ECONOMIC ASPECTS.
Human rights and public finance : budgets and the promotion of economic and social rights. Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2013. K3240 .H8543 2013

(12) LAW AND LITERATURE.
Law and the modern condition : literary and historical perspectives. Clark, New Jersey : Talbot Publishing, an imprint of The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2013. PN56.L33 L44 2013

(13) LAW--PHILOSOPHY.
Vulnerability : reflections on a new ethical foundation for law and politics. Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2013. K247.6 .V85 2013

(14) LAW--STUDY AND TEACHING--UNITED STATES.
The Boulder statements on legal research education : the intersection of intellectual and practical skills. Buffalo, New York : William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2014. KF272 .B68 2014

(15) LEGAL AID--UNITED STATES.
Johnson, Earl. To establish justice for all : the past and future of civil legal aid in the United States. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, 2014. KF336 .J64 2014

(16) PUNISHMENT.
Blecker, Robert. The death of punishment : searching for justice among the worst of the worst. First edition. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, a division of St. Martin's Press LLC, 2013. K5101 .B54 2013

(17) RACISM--UNITED STATES.
Roithmayr, Daria. Reproducing racism : how everyday choices lock in white advantage. New York : New York University Press, 2014. E184.A1 R4467 2014

(18) RIGHT OF PROPERTY--UNITED STATES.
Huffman, James. Private property and the constitution : state powers, public rights, and economic liberties. First edition. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. KF562 .H84 2013

(19) SLAVERY--LAW AND LEGISLATION--OREGON.
Nokes, R. Gregory. Breaking chains : slavery on trial in the Oregon Territory. Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2013. KFO2801.6.S55 N65 2013

(20) TERMINAL CARE--LAW AND LEGISLATION.
Smith, George P., II. Palliative care and end-of-life decisions. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. KF3823 .S65 2013

(21) UNITED STATES. SUPREME COURT--DECISION MAKING.
Precedent in the United States Supreme Court. Dordrecht ; Heidelberg ; New York ; London : Springer, 2013. KF8748 .P685 2013

(22) UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES--ACCREDITATION.
Gaston, Paul L. Higher education accreditation : how it's changing, why it must. First edition. Sterling, Virginia : Stylus, 2014. LB2331.6 .G37 2014

(23) UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES--LAW AND LEGISLATION--UNITED STATES.
Olivas, Michael A. Suing alma mater : higher education and the courts. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. KF4225 .O43 2013

(24) WAR (INTERNATIONAL LAW).
Law and war. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014. KZ6385 .L37 2014



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