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Legal Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The UCLA School of Law Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library has compiled a timely guide (https://libguides.law.ucla.edu/coronavirus) to help locate legal responses to COVID-19.  According to the guide, “many units of government at all levels (federal, state, and local) have issued, and continue to issue, legal responses to the coronavirus epidemic, and some states have laws pre-dating the epidemic but that have become more relevant, such as quarantine statutes and requirements for paid sick leave.  This [sic] goal of this guide is to provide links to primary sources and high-quality summaries to these.”

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The federal materials provided in the guide include links to items published by various federal agencies as well as Public Laws about COVID-19.  While the major focus of the guide is on federal and California resources, there are sections dedicated to other state and local jurisdictions.

There is also a useful section that provides links to “Other Resources” that users might find educational.

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Among the Other Useful Resources is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Kit from LexisAdvance and the COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit from the HHS.

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For assistance with locating further information on COVID-19, please contact the Law Library Reference Desk between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday via email or phone.

Email:  reference.law@ttu.edu

Phone:  806-742-7155

 

FBI Records: The Vault: Exploring a Report

This is the third part in a four part series featuring the FBI records Vault. Each part will highlight a different feature of the site.

When you click on a file, it loads in a reader that enables you to view one or two pages at a time, search for key words, shrink or enlarge the size of the text, use different scroll features, and more. In many cases, the quality and clarity of the individual files has also been improved.

The files can be accessed by a couple of different ways from the home page.

You can select a category, search for something specific, or look through their index.

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Once you select a topic the available files will be displayed.

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You can look through the file in the browser or open and download the pdf version.

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The Vault can be reached through the FBI Website under the Services Tab.

August 2021 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of August, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for August 1st to August 31st, 2021.

Articles, Essays, and Reviews

1. Richard W. Murphy, Due Process and Judicial review of Government Kill Lists, 67 Loy. L. Rev. 473 (2021).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Beyer’s Texas Property Code Annotated With Related Texas Law (2021 ed.).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Estate Planning Statutes With Commentary (2021-2023 ed.).

4. Alyson Outenreath, Battle Against Liquor: Will Wal-Mart Soon Be at the U.S. Supreme Court?, 90 Miss. L.J. 347 (2021).

Op-Eds

1. Prof. Beyer, Non-Fungible Tokens: What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (August 24, 2021), available at: https://actecfoundation.org/podcasts/non-fungible-tokens-estate-nft

Citations

1. Prof. Rosen’s article Drones and the U.S. Courts is cited in the following article: Richard W. Murphy, Due Process and Judicial review of Government Kill Lists, 67 Loy. L. Rev. 473 (2021).

2. Prof. Rosen’s book Military Law: Criminal Justice & Administrative Process is cited in the following article: Max Jesse Goldberg, Congressional Influence on Military Justice, 130 Yale L.J. 2110 (2021).

3. Prof. Murphy’s article Punitive Damages, Explanatory Verdict, and the Hard Look is cited in §8:8 the following practice series: Kevin F. O’Malley, Jay E. Grenig, & Hon. William C. Lee, Federal Jury Practice and Instructions (August 2021 Update).

4. Prof. Spain’s article Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Poor: Is It an Alternative? is cited in the following article: Matthew A. Shapiro, Distributing Civil Justice, 109 Geo. L.J. 1473 (2021).

5. Prof. Watts’ article Fairness and Utility in Products Liability: Balancing Individual Rights and Social Welfare is cited in the following article: Anat Lior, The AI Accidnet Network: Artificial Intelligence Liability Meets Network Theory, 95 Tul. L. Rev. 1103 (2021).

6. Prof. Gossett’s article Take Off the [Color] Blinders: How Ignoring the Hague Convention’s Subsidiarity Principle Furthers Structural Racism against Black American Children is cited in the following article: Leslie Patrice Culver, (Un)wicked Analytical Frameworks and the Cry for Identity, 21 Nev. L.J. 655 (2021).

7. Prof. Sutton’s article Wind and Wisdom is cited in the following article: Sarah A. Husk, Scattered to the Winds?: Strengthening the National Historic Preservation Act’s Tribal Consultation Mandate to Protect Native American Sacred Sites in the Renewable Energy Development Era, 34 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 273 (2021).

8. Prof. Casto’s article Advising Presidents: Robert Jackson and the Destroyers-for-Bases Deal and his book Foreign Affairs and the Constitution in the Age of Fighting Sail are cited in the following article: Christian R. Burset, Advisory Opinions and the Problem of Legal Authority, 74 Vand. L. Rev. 621 (2021).

9. Prof. Beyer’s article Trusts and Planning Issues for the Family Pet or Other Valuable Animal is cited in the following article: Christine Wakeman & Natalie Webb, Attachment – Trust Alphabet Soup, 2021 Advanced Fam. L. 31 Attachment (2021).

10. Prof. Christopher’s article Eye of the Beholder: How Perception Management Can Counter Stereotype Threat among Struggling Law Students is cited in the following article: Victor D. Quintanilla & Sam Erman, Mindsets in Legal Education, 69 J. Lefal Educ. 412 (2021).

11. Prof. Camp’s article Lesson from the Tax Court: The Perils of Stipulations is cited in the following article: Eman Cuyler, The Top Five Procedural Surprises in U.S. Tax Court Litigation, 35 No. 4 Prac. Tax Law. 32 (2021).

Quotes

1. Prof. Chiappinelli is quoted in the following article: Allen Matkins, Court Finds No Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Director of California Corporation, JD Supra (Blog), (August 3, 2021), available at: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/court-finds-no-personal-jurisdiction-5923040/#:~:text=Court%20Finds%20No%20Personal%20Jurisdiction%20Over%20Foreign%20Director%20Of%20California%20Corporation,-Keith%20Bishop&text=The%20Court%20of%20Appeal%20affirmed,on%20Rodo%27s%20board%20of%20directors.

News

1. Prof. Beyer was an invited speaker at the 2021 Annual E-planners estate planning conference in Kansas City, Missouri. On August 20, 2021, Prof. Beyer made two presentations: Don’t Get Lost in Cyberspace: How to Plan for and Administer Digital Assets and State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step In It When Your Client Steps Across State Lines. He prepared comprehensives articles to accompany each of his presentations.

2. Prof. Beyer was an invited speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Texas College of Probate Judges in San Antonio, Texas. On August 26, 2021 to an audience of over 125 Texas judges, Prof. Beyer analyzed judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning issues. The discussion of each case concluded with an important lesson to be learned from the case to help judges make correct decisions for their litigants and increase the chances of having their decisions upheld on appeal. Attendees also received a copy of his article entitled Recent Cases: Intestacy, Wills, Probate, and Trusts.

August 2021 New Resources

In August 2021, the Law Library added the following new resources to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

New Resources

HeinOnline’s Open Society Justice Initiative

HeinOnline has provided a new database, Open Society Justice Initiative. The Open Society Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, was established in 2003 to provide expert legal support for Open Society’s broader mission and values through strategic human rights litigation and other legal work. The Justice Initiative publishes reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice.

New Books

ADMIRALTY

Felicity G. Attard, The Duty of the Shipmaster to Render Assistance at Sea Under International Law (2020).


ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE LAW AND LEGISLATION

Woodrow Barfield, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of Algorithms (2021).

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

Grant M. Hayden and Matthew T. Bodie, Reconstructing the Corporation: From Shareholder Primacy to Shared Governance (2020).


CONTRACTS

Edward Yorio and Steve Thel, Contract Enforcement: Specific Performance and Injunctions (2011).


CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Glen Sample Ely, Murder in Montague: Frontier Justice and Retribution in Texas (2020).


DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Mark A. Chinn, Forms, Checklists, and Procedures for the Family Lawyer (2021).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

W. Andrew H. Gantt III, ed., Healthcare Cybersecurity (2021).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Michelle M. Wu, Rebalancing Copyright: Considering Technology’s Impact on Libraries and the Public Interest (2021).

Theodore H. Davis, Jr., Jay Erstling, and Megan Miller, What is a Trademark (2021).

JUDGES

Mary Theresa Vasquez and Anthony Head, From the Texas Cotton Fields to the United States Tax Court: The Life Journey of Juan F. Vasquez (2021).

LEGAL EDUCATION

Melissa A. Wong, Instructional Design for LIS Professionals: A Guide for Teaching Librarians and Information Science Professionals (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

Rebecca Tolley, A Trauma-Informed Approach to Library Services (2020).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

Barak Cohen, ed., with Michael C. Bleicher, Cannabis Law: A Primer on Federal and State Law Regarding Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD (2021).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

Alan S. Gutterman, Business and Human Rights: Advising Clients on Respecting and Fulfilling Human Rights (2020).

Theda C. Snyder, Women Rainmakers’ Best Marketing Tips (2021).

Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Jean R. Sternlight, Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making (2021).

Nancy Harris Vaidik and Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla, Point Well Made: Persuasive Oral Advocacy (2021).

James H. Fierberg, A Civility-Based Model for New Lawyers: Understanding Your Moral Compass, Interpersonal Skills, and Ethical Inventory Before Practicing Law (2021).

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal, Queering Law and Order: LGBTQ Communities and the Criminal Justice System (2020).

All resources are available from the Law Library. If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.

All electronic databases are available through the Library’s webpage, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/index.php.

Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items or helping you contact the Librarian on call for questions about electronic resources.

July 2021 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of July, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for July 1st to July 31st, 2021.

Articles, Essays, Reviews, and Publications

1. Dustin B. Benham, Foundational and Contemporary Court Confidentiality, 86 Mo. L. Rev. 211 (2021).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, State Law Pitfalls: Anticipating That Your Clients May Move Out of Texas – Part 2, Est. Plan. Dev. Tex. Prof., June 2021, at 1.

3. Richard W. Murphy, Due Process and Judicial Review of Government Kill Lists, 67 Loy. L. Rev. 473 (2021).

Citations

1. Prof. Metze’s article Plugging the School to Prison Pipeline by Addressing Cultural Racism in Public Education Discipline is cited in the following article: Bernard James, Restorative Justice Liability: School Discipline Reform and the Right to Safe Schools, 51 U. Mem. L. Rev. 557 (2021).

2. Prof. Gossett’s article The Client: How States are Profiting from the Child’s Right to Protection is cited in the following article: Bernard James, Restorative Justice Liability: School Discipline Reform and the Right to Safe Schools, 51 U. Mem. L. Rev. 557 (2021).

3. Prof. Murphy’s article A “New” Counter-Marbury: Reconciling Skidmore Deference and Agency Interpretative Freedom is cited in § 8119 of West’s Federal Administrative Practice (July 2021 Update).

4. Prof. Camp’s article Tax Administration as Inquisitorial Process and the Partial Paradigm Shift in the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 is cited in the following article: Dustin B. Benham, Foundational and Contemporary Court Confidentiality, 86 Mo. L. Rev. 211 (2021).

5. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds is cited in the following article: Michael Haber, COVID-19 Mutual Aid, Anti-Authoritarian Activism, and the Law, 67 Loy. L. Rev. 61 (2020).

6. Prof. Casto’s article The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth is cited in the following article: John Mikhail, Does Originalism Have a Natural Law Problem?, 39 Law & Hist. Rev. 361 (2021).

7. Prof. Casto’s article The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth is cited in the following article: Jonathan Gienapp, Written Constitutionalism, Past and Present, 39 Law & Hist. Rev. 321 (2021).

8. Prof. Christopher’s article Will I Pass the Bar Exam? Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance is cited in the following article: Kevin Woodson, Entrenched Racial Hierarchy: Educational Inequality from the Cradle to the LSAT, 105 Minn. L. Rev. Headnotes 481 (2021).

9. Prof. Casto’s article Advising the President: Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt is cited in the following article: Peter Margulies, Searching For Accountability Under FISA: Internal Separation of Powers and Surveillance Law, 104 Marq. L. Rev. 1155 (2021).

10. Prof. Gossett’s article The Client: How States are Profiting from the Child’s Right to Protection is cited in the following article: Gabriel A. Narvaez, The Termination of Parental Rights in Texas: The Long Run Cut Short For Parents in Bexar County, 23 Scholar: St. Mary’s L. Rev. & Soc. Just. 107 (2021).

11. Prof. Christopher’s article Putting Legal Writing on the Tenure Track: One School’s Experience is cited in the following article: Darby Dickerson, Finding the Goldilocks Zone: Negotiation Your First Employment Offer in Legal Academia, 69 J. Legal Educ. 48 (2021).

12. Prof. Gonzalez’s book Employment Discrimination: A Context and Practice Casebook is cited in the following article: Austin D. Michel, Hiring in the Export-Control Context: A Framework to Explain How Some Institutions of Higher Education are Discriminating Against Job Applicants, 106 Iowa L. Rev. 1993 (2021).

13. Prof. Myhra’s article The Pharmacist’s Duty to Warn in Texas Reconsidered Within a National Framework is cited in the following article: Jennifer L. Brown, “Pilling” Them Softly: Legislative Expansion of Pharmacist Duty of Care and Impending Negligence Liability in the Era of the Opioid Crisis, 52 U. Tol. L. Rev. 375 (2021).

14. Prof. Camp’s article A History of Tax Regulation Prior to the Administrative Procedure Act is cited in the following article: Jonathan H. Choi, Legal Analysis, Policy Analysis, and the Price of Deference: An Empirical Study of Mayo and Chevron, 38 Yale J. on Reg. 818 (2021).

15. Prof. Gossett’s article The Client: How States are Profiting from the Child’s Right to Protection is cited in the following article: Lisa Kelly, Abolition or Reform: Confronting the Symbiotic Relationship Between “Child Welfare” and the Carceral State, 17 Stan. J. Civ. Rts. & Civ. Liberties 255 (2021).

16. Prof. Murphy’s article Arbitrariness Review Made Reasonable: Structural and Conceptual Reform of the “Hard Look” is cited in the following article: Gwendolyn McKee Savitz, The Key to Solving Agency Lock-In: Prepublication Regulatory Discussions (Pre Reg), 73 Admin L. Rev. 255 (2021).

17. Prof. Rosen’s article Drones and the U.S. Courts is cited in the following article: Richard W. Murphy, Due Process and Judicial Review of Government Kill Lists, 67 Loy. L. Rev. 473 (2021).

18. Prof. Cochran’s article It Takes Two to Tango!: Problems with Community Property Ownership of Copyrights and Patents in Texas is cited in § 6.9 of the Arizona Practice Series (August 2021 Update).

19. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Corporization of Communication is cited in the following article: Angela Lee, Greedy Bat Eaters versus Cruel Pig Eaters: The Lose-Lose Battle of Divisive Discourse, Animal Studies Journal, 10(1) 140-185 (2021).

20. Prof. Camp’s article Taxation of Electronic Gaming is cited in the following bibliography: Fifty-Second Selected Bibliography on Computers, Technology, and the Law (January 2020 Through December 2020), 47 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 324 (2021).

Quotes

1. Prof. Robert Sherwin is quoted in the following article: Eileen F. O’Neill, New Texas Law School Advocacy Competition to Debut This Fall, Texas Bar Journal (July 2021).

News

1. Prof. Brie Sherwin is a recipient of the Spencer A. Wells Award for Creativity in Teaching from the Texas Tech Parents Association. In March 2021, The Texas Tech Parents Association announced the recipients of its 2021 faculty awards, and on July 14th, 2021 issued a news release highlighting the TTU faculty members who were recognized.

2. The Chair-elect of The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Robert C. Paul, reappointed Prof. Beyer as the Keeping Current—Probate article editor for Probate and Property Magazine.