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Controversies: A Legal and Ethical History of Photography

Controversies: A Legal and Ethical History of Photography. Daniel Giradin and Christian PirkerSince its invention in 1839, photography has often been at the center of important ethical debates and sensational trials, and photographers have frequently had to undergo censorship or manipulation of their work (sometimes with important repercussions for their reputations). This volume brings together a wide range of images, from the early days of photography to the present, that have been the focus of controversy or of legal proceedings. Some of these pictures are...

Join the Law Library staff and Career Services for a discussion about how to prepare for and get the most out of your summer experience! Topics that will be discussed include using your employers' research tools (i.e., Westlaw, etc.), networking over the summer, asking for feedback from your employer, and what to do if you make a mistake, among others.April 10, 1:10, Room 225, immediately following the Journals meeting.Lunch/treats will be provided! Please RSVP in Symplicity. Also keep an eye out this month for summer associate training sessions presented by Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law:Bloomberg Law: Prepare to PracticeFriday, April 4, Room 275Register on the...

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Kelsen Revisited: New Essays on the Pure Theory of Law. Edited by Luis Duarte d'Almeida, John Gardner and Leslie GreenForty years after his death, Hans Kelsen (1881 - 1973) remains one of the most discussed and influential legal philosophers of our time. This collection of new essays takes Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law as a stimulus, aiming to move forward the debate on several central issues in contemporary jurisprudence. The essays in Part I address legal validity, the normativity of law, and Kelsen's famous but puzzling idea of a legal system's 'basic norm'....

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Legal Emblems and the Art of Law: Obiter Depicta as the Vision of Governance by Peter GoodrichThe history of the legal emblem has not been written. A seemingly fortuitous invention of the humanist lawyer Andrea Alciato in 1531, the emblem book is an extraordinary pictorial turn in the early history of publishing and in the emergence of modern law. The preponderance of juridical and normative themes, of images of rule and infraction, of obedience and error in the emblem books is critical to their purpose and interest. It is no accident that the history of this...

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How does the world view the U.S. legal and constitutional system? We might say: inaccurately, at least when it comes to facts. After all, thanks to U.S. visual media, many foreigners think the Miranda Rights are found verbatim in the U.S. Constitution.The quality of the world’s views is a different matter altogether. In his book Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time, the late Austrian polymath Erik [Ritter von] Kuehnelt-Leddihn delighted in quoting the following interchange as illustrative of America’s...

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Reflections on Judging by Richard PosnerPosner (circuit judge, U.S. Court of Appeals) uses his judicial experience as a platform for an in-depth discussion of the challenges facing the federal judiciary, chief among them the growing complexity of federal cases. He examines the impact of complexity as it pertains to the subject matter of cases being heard and as it exists in courts' own systems, habits, and traditions. He analyzes the difference between legal formalism (adherence to established principles for interpretation of laws and the Constitution) and...

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The Land Development Game in China by Jianbo Ma“The [book] describes how land plays a central role in the rapid economic growth of a Chinese region (with the fictitious name of “Dragon County”). Concerned with grain self-sufficiency, the national government of China employs a central planning approach to control the amount of farmland converted to urban use each year. However, the scarcity of land development rights creates high incentives for various local players to evade national policies. Supported by a large number of specific examples, this book...

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Crime and Planning: Building Socially Sustainable Communities by Derek J. PaulsenThe form and layout of a built environment has a significant influence on crime by creating opportunities for it and, in turn, shaping community crime patterns. Effective urban planners and designers will consider crime when making planning and design decisions. A co-publication with the American Planning Association, Crime and Planning: Building Socially Sustainable Communities presents a comprehensive discussion of the interconnections between urban...

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Oklahoma’s Indian New Deal, by Jon S. BlackmanJon Blackman has mined hearings and reports of the U.S. Congress and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to highlight the voices of Oklahoma Indians in the debates over the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act, which extended to them the very benefits from which they had been exempted two years before in the Indian Reorganization Act. Thoroughly documented, wholly contextualized, and compellingly argued, this book is a must-read for students of Native American and Oklahoma history.”—W. David Baird, co-author...

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Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility, edited by Nicole A. VincentAdopting a broadly compatibilist approach, the authors of the 14 essays in this volume 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. (from the dust jacket)Law Library K 346 .N48 2013

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