March 2019 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of March, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for March 1st to March 31st, 2019.


1. Arnold H. Loewy, Why Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished, 51 TEX. TECH L. REV. 31 (2018).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, The Consequences of Cashing-In on Death, JOTWELL (March 27, 2019) (reviewing David Horton, Borrowing in the Shadow of Death: Another Look at Probate Lending, 59 WM. & MARY L. REV. 2447 (2018)),

3. Brie D. Sherwin, The Upside Down: A New Reality for Science at the EPA and Its Impact on Environmental Justice, 27 N.Y.U. ENVTL. L.J. 57 (2019).

4. Gerry W. Beyer & Brooke Dacus, Estate Planning for Mary Jane and Other Marijuana Users, PROB. & PROP., Mar./Apr. 2019, at 17.

5. Dustin B. Benham, E-Discovery: Direct Access of Electronic Devices After in Re Marion Shipman, 82 TEX. B.J. 168 (2019).

6. Gerry W. Beyer, Keeping Current—Probate, PROB. & PROP., Mar./Apr. 2019, at 22.

7. Alyson M. Drake, On Embracing the Research Conference, 111 LAW LAW LIBR. J. 7 (2019).

8. Bryan T. Camp, Lesson From The Tax Court: No Human Review Needed For Automated Penalties?, TAXPROF BLOG (March 4, 2019),


1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Can the president ignore an order from the U.S. Supreme Court?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (March 3, 2019 at 1:01 a.m.),

2. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Does president’s conduct rise to impeachable level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors?’, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (March 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.),


1. Prof. Alex Pearl’s article How to be an Authentic Indian is cited in the following article: Jason Zenor, Tribal (De)termination? Commercial Speech, Native American Imagery and Cultural Sovereignty, 48 SW. L. REV. 81 (2019).

2. Prof. Casto’s book THE SUPREME COURT IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC: THE CHIEF JUSTICESHIPS OF JOHN JAY AND OLIVER ELLSWORTH is cited in the following article: Jud Campbell, The Invention of First Amendment Federalism, 97 TEX. L. REV. 517 (2019).

3. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence!: How Ambiguity in Some States’ Anti-SLAPP Laws Threatens to De-Fang a Popular and Powerful Weapon Against Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: Clay Calvert et al., Defamation Per Se and Transgender Status: When Macro-Level Value Judgments About Equality Trump Micro-Level Reputational Injury, 85 TENN. L. REV. 1029 (2018).

4. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article Ambiguity in Anti-SLAPP Law and Frivolous Litigation is cited in the following article: George Wyeth et al., The Impact of Citizen Environmental Science in the United States, 49 ELR 10237 (2019).

5. Prof. Soonpaa’s article Stress in Law Students: A Comparative Study of First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year Students is cited in the following article: Rebecca Flanagan, Better by Design: Implementing Meaningful Change for the Next Generation of Law Students, 71 ME. L. REV. 103 (2018).

6. Prof. Camp’s article Theory and Practice in Tax Administration is cited in the following article: Michael Hatfield, Cybersecurity and Tax Reform, 93 IND. L.J. 1161 (2018).

7. Prof. Christopher’s article Whack-A-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Money Laundering is cited in the following article: Margaret Ryznar, The Future of Bitcoin Futures, 56 HOUS. L. REV. 539 (2019).

8. Prof. Christopher’s article The Bridging Model: Exploring the Roles of Trust and Enforcement in Banking, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain is cited in the following article: Margaret Ryznar, The Future of Bitcoin Futures, 56 HOUS. L. REV. 539 (2019).

9. Prof. Ramirez’s article Iraq War: Anticipatory Self-Defense or Unlawful Unilateralism is cited in the following article: Nancy Amoury Combs, Unequal Enforcement of the Law: Targeting Aggressors for Mass Atrocity Prosecutions, 61 ARIZ. L. REV. 155 (2019).

10. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Crowd Crush: How the Law Leaves American Crowds Unprotected is cited in the following article: Joseph Mendoza, Controlled Chaos: A Proposal for an International Code of Conduct in the Live Concert Context, 25 SW. J. INT’L L. 180 (2019).

11. Prof. Beyer’s TEACHING MATERIALS ON ESTATE PLANNING is cited in the following article: William A. Drennan, Contracts of the Dead: When Should They Haunt the Living?, 49 N.M.L. REV. 1 (2019).

12. Prof. Rosen’s article Funding “Non-Traditional” Military Operations: The Alluring Myth of a Presidential Power of the Purse is cited in the following article: Zachary J. Broughton, Constitutional Law-I Beg Your Pardon: Ex Parte Garland Overruled; the Presidential Pardon Is No Longer Unlimited, 41 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 183 (2019).

13. Prof. Casto’s article There Were Great Men Before Agamemnon is cited in the following article: Khagesh Gautam, The Use of International Law in Constitutional Interpretation in the Supreme Court of India, 55 STAN. J. INT’L L. 27 (2019).

14. Prof. Casto’s article “Dear Sister Antillico …”: The Story of Kirksey v. Kirksey is cited in the following article: Charles Calleros & Val Ricks, Kirksey v. Kirksey, 45 FLA. ST. U.L. REV. 965 (2018).


1. Prof. Cochran is quoted throughout the following article: Matt Schmitto, Texas Bet ‘Em: Students, Locals Active in the Black Market as Legislature Folds Hand, ROTOGRINDERS (March 5, 2019),

2. Prof. Metze is quoted in the following article: Caitlin Randle, Law professors discuss what to expect if officer’s shooting case goes to trial, MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM, (March 7, 2019),

3. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Laura Saunders, An Answer to a SALT-y Tax Problem You Didn’t Know You Had, WALL ST. J. (March 22, 2019),


1. On March 1st, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the leadoff speaker at the 11th Annual Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal CLE & Expo held at the Texas Tech University School of Law. His presentation included a discussion of judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters.

2. On March 16th, Professor Victoria Sutton gave a presentation entitled Indigenous Science –Why We Need It at the AISES Leadership Conference in Cherokee, North Carolina. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society is a non-profit professional association with the goal of substantially increasing American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, First Nation, and other indigenous peoples of North America representation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and related disciplines.

3. Professor Alyson Drake is featured this month on the American Association of Law Libraries’ Member Profile. Interview available here:

4. Professor Rishi Batra was selected as an Integrated Scholar for 2019, one of only six faculty members from across Texas Tech University to be so recognized. The Integrated Scholars program identifies faculty who dedicate themselves to a course of lifelong learning and advance Texas Tech’s role in educating, serving, and inspiring others to do the same.

5. On March 22nd, Professor Baker was the featured speaker at the Northern California Association of Law Libraries’ Spring Institute in San Francisco, California. She spoke about the ethical use of artificial intelligence in legal information structures.

6. On March 22nd, Professor Victoria Sutton presented at the Southeastern Indian Studies Conference at UNC-Pembroke. Her talk was entitled Paper Genocide of Indians in North Carolina.

7. On March 26th, Professor Jamie Baker was a panelist representing academic law libraries in a national webinar sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries. She discussed artificial intelligence and machine learning in legal research.

8. On March 28th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was an invited speaker at the Spring Judicial Education Session sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties in Lubbock. To an audience of over 100 county court judges, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Alternatives to Regular Probate.

9. On March 29th, Professor Tracy Pearl presented at the Texas Tech Law Review’s 13th Annual Criminal Law Symposium. Topics covered included police interrogation practices, coerced confessions, and the 5th Amendment.

10. On March 30th, Professor Victoria Sutton gave a presentation entitled Designer Babies and National Security at Stanford Law’s annual “Biolawlapalooza” Conference.

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