K - Law Acquisitions during April 2018

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Petróleo en México : aspectos históricos y jurídicos significativos (1917-2015)
Rivera Siqueiros, Enrique, author
México, D.F. : Ediciones Navarra, 2016
Baker Berry KGF3969 .R58 2016

Managers and the legal enivironment : strategies for business
Bagley, Constance E
Australia : Cengage, [2019]
On Reserve at Feldberg KF889 .B255 2019

The metaethics of constitutional adjudication
Tripković, Boško, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
In this book Bosko Tripkovic develops a theory of value-based arguments in constitutional adjudication. In contrast to the standard question of constitutional theory that asks whether the courts get moral answers wrong, it asks a more fundamental question of whether the courts get the morality itself wrong. Tripkovic argues for an antirealist conception of value -one that does not presuppose the existence of mind-independent moral truths- and accounts for the effect this ought to have on existing value-based arguments made by constitutional courts. The book identifies three dominant types of value-based arguments in comparative constitutional practice: arguments from constitutional identity, common sentiment, and universal reason, and explains why they fail as self-standing approaches to moral judgment. It then suggests that the appropriate moral judgments emerge from the dynamics between practical confidence, which denotes the inescapability of the self and the evaluative attitudes it entails, and reflection, which denotes the process of challenging and questioning these attitudes. The book applies the notions of confidence and reflection to constitutional reasoning and maintains that the moral inquiry of the constitutional court ought to depart from the emotive intuitions of the constitutional community and then challenge these intuitions through reflective exposure to different perspectives in order to better understand and develop the underlying constitutional identity. The book casts new light on common constitutional dilemmas and allows us to envisage new ways of resolving them.--
Baker Berry K3370 .T76 2017

Asamblea Nacional conquista democrática vs. demolición autoritaria : elementos de la argumentación y práctica judicial autoritaria de la Sala Constitucional del Tribunal Suprema de Justicia
Casal H., Jesús María author
Caracas : Universidad Católica Andrés Bello : 2017
"El objetivo principal de este libro es examinar el bloqueo político llevado a cabo por el Ejecutivo y el Tribunal Suprema de la Justicia en contra de la Asamblea Nacional electa el 6 de diciembre de 2015 y, asimismo, analizar críticamente las principales posturas jurisprudenciales de la Sala Constitucional y de la Sala Electoral del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia que han sustentado el socabamiento funcional de la Asamblea Nacional y la han llevado al cerco político-institucional al cual está siendo sometida"--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry KHW2923 .C37 2017

Islam and the rule of justice : image and reality in Muslim law and culture
Rosen, Lawrence, 1941- author
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, [2018]
Introduction : approaching Islamic law -- Following the law -- Going to court : everyday life in a Muslim court -- Why do women usually win in Muslim family law courts? -- Parallel worlds : shadow law and political culture in Morocco -- Back to the future? : Muslim-Jewish partnerships -- Justice in an imperfect world -- The culture of corruption in the Arab world -- Justice and the "Arab spring" : a guide to the Arab street -- Will the middle class save the Middle East? -- Trying terror : Zacarias Moussaoui and his culture on trial -- Epilogue : the rule of law or the rule of justice?
Baker Berry KBP440.32 .R67 2018

Is racial equality unconstitutional?
Golub, Mark, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
"More than just a legal doctrine, color-blind constitutionalism has emerged as the defining metaphor of the post-Civil Rights era. Even for those challenging its constitutional authority, the language of color-blindness sets the terms of debate. Critics of color-blind constitutionalism are in this sense captured by the object of their critique. And yet, paradoxically, to enact a color-blind rule actually requires a heightened awareness of race. As such, color-blind constitutionalism represents a particular form of racial consciousness rather than an alternative to it. Challenging familiar understandings of race, rights, and American law, [this book] explores how current equal protection law renders the pursuit of racial equality constitutionally suspect. Identifying hierarchy rather than equality as an enduring constitutional norm, the book demonstrates how the pursuit of racial equality, historically, has been viewed as a violation of white rights. Arguing against conservative and liberal redemption narratives, both of which imagine racial equality as the perfection of American democracy, Is Racial Equality Unconstitutional? calls instead for a break from the current constitutional order, that it may be re-founded upon principles of racial democracy." -- Publisher's website.
Baker Berry KF4755 .G65 2018

American Indian history on trial : historical expertise in tribal litigation
Hart, E. Richard, author
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2018]
Coeur d'Alene : introduction -- Ownership of Coeur d'Alene Lake : tribal sovereignty and the Equal Footing Doctrine -- The Dawes Act and the permanency of executive-order reservations -- Coeur d'Alene : postscript -- Wenatchi : introduction -- The history of the Wenatchi fishing reservation -- Wenatchi : postscript -- Amah Mutsun : introduction -- Federal recognition of Native American tribes : the case of California's Amah Mutsun of Mission San Juan Bautista -- Amah Mutsun : postscript -- Hualapai : introduction -- The western boundary of the Hualapai Indian Reservation -- Hualapai : postscript -- Water history and Native Americans -- The adjudication of three tribes' water rights.

"Drawing from forty-five years of experience, E. Richard Hart elucidates the use of history as expert testimony in American Indian tribal litigation. Such lawsuits deal with aboriginal territory; hunting, fishing, and plant gathering rights; reservation boundaries; water rights; federal recognition; and other questions that have a historical basis. The methodology necessary to assemble successful expert testimony for tribes is complex and demanding and the legal cases have serious implications for many thousands of people, perhaps for generations. Hart, a historian who has testified in cases that have resulted in roughly a billion dollars in judgments, uses specific cases to explain at length what kind of historical research and documentation is necessary for tribes seeking to protect and claim their rights under United States law. He demonstrates the legal questions that Native Americans face by exploring the cultural history and legal struggles of six Indian nations. He recounts how these were addressed by expert testimony, grounded in thorough historical understanding, research, and argumentation. The case studies focus on the Wenatchi, Coeur d'Alene, Hualapai, Amah Mutsun, Klamath, and Zuni peoples but address issues relevant to many American tribes"--
Baker Berry KF8205 .H37 2018

Constituyentes de 1917 : en su centenario
Alberto Enríquez Perea, coordinador
México, D.F. : Biblioteca Arte y Letras : 2017
Baker Berry KGF2914 1917 .C667 2017

Refuge lost : asylum law in an interdependent world
Ghezelbash, Daniel, 1985- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Baker Berry K3268.3 .G54 2018

Just war theory and civilian casualties : protecting the victims of war
Schulzke, Marcus, author
Cambridge, United Kindom : Cambridge University Press, [2017]
Introduction -- 1. The evolution of civilian immunity and the right to life -- 2. Just war theory's restrictive orientation -- 3. The positive duty to alleviate civilian suffering -- 4. Efforts to excuse civilian suffering -- 5. The principle of restorative care -- 6. The principle of recompense -- 7. Reconciling the positive and negative duties -- 8. Positive duties under international law -- Conclusion.

There are strong moral and legal pressures against harming civilians in times of conflict, yet neither just war theory nor international law is clear about what responsibilities belligerents have to correct harm once it has been inflicted. In this book, Marcus Schulzke argues that military powers have a duty to provide assistance to the civilians they attack during wars, and that this duty is entailed by civilians' right to life. Schulzke develops new just war principles requiring belligerents to provide medical treatment and financial compensation to civilian victims, and then shows how these principles can be implemented in governmental, military, and international practice. He calls for a more individual-focused conception of international law and post-war justice for victims - as opposed to current state- or group-based reconstruction and reparation programs - which will provide a framework for protecting civilian rights.
Baker Berry KZ6396 .S38 2017

El constitucionalismo regional y la Constitución de 1917
Catherine Andrews (coordinadora) ; colaboradores, Laura Alarcón Menchaca and twenty-five others
Ciudad de México : México, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores : 2017
Baker Berry KGF2919 .S47 2017

Reproductive justice : an introduction
Ross, Loretta, author
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Introduction -- A reproductive justice history -- Reproductive justice in the twenty-first Century -- Managing fertility -- Reproductive justice and the right to parent -- Epilogue : reproductive justice on the ground.

"Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer providing a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Clearly showing how reproductive justice is a political movement of reproductive rights and social justice, the authors illuminate how, for example, a low-income, physically -disabled woman, living in West Texas with no viable public transportation, no healthcare clinic, and no living-wage employment opportunities, faces a complex web of structural obstacles as she contemplates her sexual and reproductive intentions. Putting the lives and lived experience of women of color at the center of the book, and using a human rights analysis, the authors show how reproductive justice is significantly different from the pro-choice/anti-abortion debates that have long-dominated the headlines and mainstream political conflict. In a period in which women's reproductive lives are imperiled, Reproductive Justice provides an essential guide to understanding and mobilizing around women's rights in the 21st century. Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century Series publishes works that explore the contours and content of reproductive justice. The series will include primers intended for students and those new to reproductive justice as well as books of original research to continue to further knowledge and impact society."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry KF3760 .R67 2017

Who controls the hunt? : First Nations, treaty rights, and wildlife conservation in Ontario, 1783-1939
Calverley, David, author
Vancouver : UBC Press, [2018]
First Nations hunting activity in Upper Canada and the Robinson Treaties, 1783-1850 -- Ontario's game laws and First Nations, 1800-1905 -- First Nations, the Game Commission, and Indian Affairs, 1892-1909 -- Traders, trappers, and bureaucrats : the Hudson's Bay Company and wildlife conservation in Ontario, 1892-1916 -- The transitional Indian : Duncan Campbell Scott and the Game Act, 1914-20 -- R. v. Padjena : local pressure and treaty hunting rights in Ontario, 1925-31 -- R. v. Commanda, 1937 -- 39.

"As the nineteenth century ended, the popularity of sport hunting grew and Ontario wildlife became increasingly valuable. Who Controls the Hunt? examines how the provincial wildlife conservation laws that emerged in response reconciled--or failed to reconcile--First Nations treaty rights and the power of the state. David Calverley traces the political and legal arguments arising from the interplay of Ojibwa treaty rights, provincial and dominion government interests, and the corporate concerns of the Hudson's Bay Company. This nuanced examination of resource issues, constitutional questions, conservation paradigms, and historical factors particular to First Nations has regional focus but national relevance."--
Baker Berry KEO916 .C35 2018

Hunting justice : development, law, and activism in the Kalahari
Sapignoli, Maria, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
1. Introduction -- 2. Unsettling the Central Kalahari -- 3. The "Bushman Problem" -- 4. Getting Organized: The Social Lives of San NGOs -- 5. The San in the United Nations -- 6. The Court -- 7. After Judgment -- 8. Litigating for a way of life -- 9. Conclusions.

"This book presents a long-term study of the activist campaign that contested the Botswana government's much-publicized removal of the San and Bakgalagadi people from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Sapignoli's multiple points of observation and analysis range from rural Botswana to the nation's High Court, and a variety of United Nations agencies in their Headquarters, focusing on rights claimants and officials from NGOs, states and the United Nations as they acted on the grievances of those who had been displaced. In offering a comprehensive discussion of the San people and their claims-making through formal institutions, this book maintains a consistent focus on the increased recourse to law and the everyday experience of those who are asserting their rights in response to the encroachments of the state and the opportunities inherent in new indigenous advocacy networks"--
Baker Berry KQK254.17 .S27 2018

Un siglo de constitucionalismo en América Latina (1917-2017)
Catherine Andrews (coordinadora) ; colaboradores, Daniel M. Brinks and nineteen others
Ciudad de México : México, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores : 2017
Baker Berry KGF2919 .S47 2017 t.1

Уголовные дела репрессированных советской властью / составители:Буробин В.Н., Плетнев В.Ю
Moskva : Advokatskai︠a︡ firma "I︠U︡stina" : 2017
Baker Berry KLA40.P64 U465 2017

El ordenamiento político-administrativo de los territorios forales de Euskadi
González de Zárate Lorente, Roberto
Oñati : Instituto Vasco de Administración Pública = Herri-Arduralaritzaren Euskal Erakundea, 2017
Baker Berry KKT5674.83 .G66 2017

Law and revolution: legitimacy and constitutionalism after the Arab Spring
Sultany, Nimer, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Introduction -- Part I. Legitimacy. 1. Legitimation crisis -- 2. Constitutional legitimation I -- 3. Constitutional legitimation II -- 4. Revolution -- Part II. Revolution and legality. 5. Legal continuity -- 6. Law's contradictions -- 7. Popular sovereignty -- Part III. Revolution and constitution. 8. Revolutionary constitution-making -- 9. Reformist constitution-making -- 10. Constitutent power -- Afterword.

What is the effect of revolutions on legal systems? What role do constitutions play in legitimating regimes? How do constitutions and revolutions converge or clash? Taking the Arab Spring as its case study, this book explores the role of law and constitutions during societal upheavals, and critically evaluates the different trajectories they could follow in a revolutionary setting. The book urges a rethinking of major categories in political, legal, and constitutional theory in light of the Arab Spring. The book is a novel and comprehensive examination of the constitutional order that preceded and followed the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Jordan, Algeria, Oman, and Bahrain. It also provides the first thorough discussion of the trials of former regime officials in Egypt and Tunisia. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, including an in-depth analysis of recent court rulings in several Arab countries, the book illustrates the contradictory roles of law and constitutions. The book also contrasts the Arab Spring with other revolutionary situations and demonstrates how the Arab Spring provides a laboratory for examining scholarly ideas about revolutions, legitimacy, legality, continuity, popular sovereignty, and constituent power.--
Baker Berry KMC522 .S85 2017

The territory of Japan : its history and legal basis
Serita, Kentarō. author
Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2018
Development of Japan's territory -- The northern territories (Kunashiri Island, Etorofu Island, Habomai Islands, and Shikotan Island) -- The Senkaku Islands -- Takeshima -- Territorial sea and exclusive economic zone -- Exclusive economic zones between Japan and the Republic of Korea, and Japan and China -- A proposal for stability and coexistence in East Asia -- Territorial air space and air defense identification zones -- Epilogue.

"The Northern Territories, Takeshima, and the Senkaku Islands--what exactly is the territorial extent of Japan? To answer this fundamental question, the author, an authority on international law, retraces and analyzes the history of negotiations over these territories, while also setting forth his vision of the future of issues concerning territorial land, air, and sea"--Dust jacket
Baker Berry KZ3679 .S4713 2018

Fuentes para una constitución con poder indígena
Valenzuela, Esteban, compiler
Santiago [Chile] : Ariadna Ediciones, 2016
"Al igual que otros procesos constituyentes en las Américas, el aporte indígena es clave al poner los conceptos de 'buen vivir,' la plurinacionalidad, los derechos de la madre tierra, el agua como bien público, el pluralismo jurídico, el derecho a consulta en proyectos ambientales, la coparticipación en recursos naturales, las lenguas nativas, otras formas de poder político y la autonomía territorial. Como aporte a este debate sustantivo, hemos seleccionado un conjunto de textos que llamamos Fuentes para una Constitución con Poder Indígena. Se investigaron tratados históricos suscritos por Chile con los mapuche, y documentos recientes en el período democrático. Observamos Constituciones de norte a sur de América en que lo indígena ocupa un rol clave y permea el texto constitucional de un conjunto de países. A su vez, extractamos Declaraciones Internacionales esenciales sobre los derechos indígenas de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) y otras agencias del sistema de Naciones Unidas. Luego, se consideren declaraciones plurales de las organizaciones indígenas en favor del reconocimiento, plurinacionalidad, derechos territoriales y culturales. Finalmente, se agregan declaraciones relevantes de otros actores"--Back cover.
Baker Berry K3247 .V354 2016