July 2019 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, 2019.


1. Brandon E. Beck, The Orwell Court: How the Supreme Court Recast History and Minimized the Role of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines to Justify Limiting the Impact of Johnson v. United States,66 Buff. L. Rev. 1013 (2018).

2. Bryan Camp, Recent Tax Lessons About When a Business ‘Starts’, 2019 Law360 196-45 (July 15, 2019 at 3:49 p.m.).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 57-3 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 3 (2019).

4. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 57-3 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 4 (2019).


1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: Should Supreme Court justices face reconfirmation hearings every 12 years?, Lubbock Avalanche-J. (July 14, 2019 at 1:01 a.m.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190714/its-debatable-should-supreme-court-justices-face-reconfirmation-hearings-every-12-years.


1. Prof. Beyer’s article Will Contests—Prediction and Prevention is cited in the following article: Karen J. Sneddon, Voice, Strength, and No-Contest Clauses, 2019 Wis. L. Rev. 239 (2019).

2. Prof. Beyer’s work in When You Pass on, Don’t Leave the Passwords Behind: Planning for Digital Assets is cited in the following article: Shelly Kreiczer-Levy & Ronit Donyets-Kedar, Better Left Forgotten: An Argument Against Treating Some Social Media and Digital Assets as Inheritance in an Era of Platform Power, 84 Brook. L. Rev. 703 (2019).

3. Prof. Casto’s article Federal Courts’ Protective Jurisdiction over Torts Committed in Violation of the Law of Nations is cited in the following article: John Tyler Knoblett, Mind The Gap: Ensuring That Quasi-State Actors are Held Liable for Human Right Abuses, 87 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 740 (May 2019).

4. Prof. Murphy’s article Judicial Deference, Agency Commitment, and Force of Law is cited in the following article: Brooke Ferenczy, The Failure of the Tenth Circuit to Address the Due Process Concerns Raised by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Increasing Regulations, 13 Liberty U. L. Rev. 419 (2019).

5. Prof. Sutton’s article Is There a Doctor (and a Lawyer) in the House? Why Our Good Samaritans Laws Are Doing More Harm Than Good for a National Public Health Security Strategy: A Fifty-State Survey is cited in the following article: Kristen Underhill, Money That Costs Too Much: Regulating Financial Incentives, 94 Ind. L.J. 1109 (2019).

6. Prof. Murphy’s article Judicial Deference, Agency Commitment, and Force of Law is cited in the following article: John B. Meisel, Auer Deference Should Be Dead; Long Live Seminole Rock Deference, 27 Cath. U.J.L. & Tech 73 (2019).

7. Prof. Loewy’s article The Fourth Amendment as a Device for Protecting the Innocent is cited in the following article: Denae Kassotis, The Fourth Amendment and Technological Exceptionalism After “Carpenter”: A Case Study On Harsh-Value Matching, 29 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 1243 (2019).

8. Prof. Shannon’s work on Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness: an Analysis and Guide 7-11 is cited in the following article: Ashley Kunz, Skinning the Cat: How Mandatory Psychiatric Evaluations for Animal Cruelty Offenders Can Prevent Future Violence, 21 Scholar: St. Mary’s L. Rev. & Soc. Just. 167 (2019).

9. Prof. Casto’s work on Brief of Amici Curiae Professors of Legal History is cited in the following article: Erin Downey, Comment: Modern-Day Pirates: Why Domestic Parent Corporations Should Be Liable Under the Alien Tort Statute For Violations of Workers’ Rights Within Global Supply Chains, 66 Am. U.L. Rev. 1933 (2019).

10. Prof. James’ article No Help for the Helpless: How the Law Has Failed to Serve and Protect Persons Suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease is cited in the following article: Elizabeth Weeks, Healthism in Tort Law, 12 J. Tort L. 81 (2019).

11. Prof. Alex Pearl’s article Originalism and Indians is cited in the following article: Daniel W. Morton-Bentley, Rhode Island’s School Funding Challenges in Historical Context, 24 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 272, (2019).

12. Prof. Camp’s article The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ is cited in the following article: Hilary G. Escajeda, Legal Education: A New Growth Vision Part II—The Groundwork: Building a Customer Satisfying Innovation Ecosystem, 97 Neb. L. Rev. 935 (2019).


1. Professor Beyer was recently notified, by the Chair-elect of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Jo-Ann Marzullo, that he was appointed as the Probate and Property Magazine Keeping Current Probate Editor.

2. Professor Baker was invited to participate in the following 3 panels at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting in Washington, DC: Fostering the NextGen Library Professional: How the Changing Legal Market Shapes our Roles, Define Yourself, Just Write It: Embracing Your Inner Author. She also presented a poster called “Using the ALLStAR Official Survey to Tell Your Library’s Story.”

3. Professor Baker was an invited speaker: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society, at the Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, Washington, DC, July 2019.

4. On July 19th, Professor Tracy Pearl was the featured guest on Good Law Bad Law, a law-related podcast.  The episode is entitled #144: Hands Off: A Conversation About Driverless Cars with Tracy Pearl, and is available here.   9

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