HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: Hearings

This is the fourth in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s new database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

This blog post seeks to highlight the Hearings feature of HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database. This feature, allows you to search hearings related to Gun Regulation spanning back to 1788. Access to this feature is possible by clicking “Hearings” from the home page, as shown below.

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After selecting Hearings, you will be brought to the page shown below.

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As you can see below, indicated by the green boxes, you are able to sort the various hearings by title, author, date, or subject. Below, the documents have been sorted by date.

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Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: CRS Reports

This is the third in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s new database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

This blog post seeks to highlight the CRS Reports feature available on HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database.  First, a CRS Report comes from the Congressional Research Service and the reports are encyclopedic research reports meant to define issues in a legislative context.  The reports provided on this database pertain primarily to Gun Regulation.

Access to the CRS Reports feature from the home page is indicated by the green box below.

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After selecting CRS Reports, you will be brought to the page shown below.

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From this page, you can then select from various reports, and read about gun regulation related issues. For instance, if you select the seventh option:

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You will be brought to the page shown below.

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Like the last blog post highlighting Supreme Court Briefs, the same interactive features exist for CRS Reports. Such as: the download, print, email, link, and bookmark functions (shown below by the green box); the page selection tool (indicated by a yellow box); the citation tools (indicated by a blue box); and finally the viewing tools (shown by a purple box).

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Should you click the box represented by four squares (located in the purple box shown above), you can select how many pages of the report you would like to view at a time, as demonstrated below:

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As indicated above by the purple box, you can select 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 pages to view at a time.  Currently it is set to view three pages.

Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

March 2019 New Books

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In March 2019, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

CONTRACTS

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

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Paul H. Robinson and Tyler Scot Williams, Mapping American Criminal Law: Variations Across the 50 States (2018).

CYBER LAW

  1. Jack Caravelli and Nigel Jones, Cyber Security: Threats and Responses for Government and Business (2019).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Celine Tan and Julio Faundez, eds., Natural Resources and Sustainable Development: International Economic Law Perspectives (2017).

INDIAN AND ABORIGINAL LAW

  1. Leilani Sabzalian, Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools (2019).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

  1. Radim Polcak and Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Information Sovereignty: Data Privacy, Sovereign Powers and the Rule of Law (2017).

INSURANCE LAW

  1. Michael Menapace, et. al., eds., The Handbook on Additional Insureds (2018).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Young Sok Kim, The Law of the International Criminal Court (2019).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Professional Publication (2019).
  2. Joel P. Trachtman, The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win (2013).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. Richard H. Underwood, Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. William H. Manz, ed., Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 114-125 (2017).

LIBRARIES

  1. Jessica Zellers, Tina M. Adams, and Katherine Hill, The ABCs of ERM: Demystifying Electronic Resource Management for Public and Academic Librarians (2018).
  2. Frances C. Wilkinson, Linda K. Lewis, and Rebecca L. Lubas, The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management (2015).
  3. Carmen Cowick, Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness (2018).
  4. Emy Nelson Decker and Seth M. Porter, Engaging Design: Creating Libraries for Modern Users (2018).

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Bruce R. Hopkins, The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations (2019).

All of these books 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.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

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.

Articles

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)), https://trustest.jotwell.com/the-consequences-of-cashing-in-on-death/.

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), https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2019/03/lesson-from-the-tax-court-no-human-review-needed-for-automated-penalties.html.

Op-Ed

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.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190303/its-debatable-can-president-ignore-order-from-us-supreme-court.

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.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190322/its-debatable-does-presidents-conduct-rise-to-impeachable-level-of-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors.

Citations

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).

Quotes

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), https://rotogrinders.com/sports-betting/texas-illegal-sports-betting-black-market-lubbock.

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), https://www.mrt.com/news/article/Law-professors-discuss-what-to-expect-if-13669344.php.

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), https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-answer-to-a-salt-y-tax-problem-you-didnt-know-you-had-11553247005.

News

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: https://www.aallnet.org/member-profile/alyson-drake/.

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.

HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: Supreme Court Briefs

This is the second in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s new database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

This blog post seeks to spotlight the Supreme Court Briefs feature on the Gun Regulation and Legislation in America Database.  This feature is especially nifty because it allows you to explore a variety of briefs submitted to the Supreme Court with a focus on gun regulation.

Below, the green box indicates what to select from the home page.

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After selecting Supreme Court Briefs, you will be brought to the page shown below.

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From this page, you can then select from various briefs, and read about gun regulation related issues before the Supreme Court.  For instance, if you select the third option:

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You can see that this particular brief was submitted to the Supreme Court appealing a 4th Circuit decision. The functions above the brief allow you to download the brief as a pdf, print, email the brief to yourself, link the brief in a hyperlink, or bookmark or save the brief in your HeinOnline searches.

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The green box, depicted below, shows where you can skip to a particular page, should you need to.

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On the left hand side of the page is a button labled “cite”.  As depicted below, if you click the “cite” button, a box will appear, giving you the option to either cite to this brief or pinpoint cite.  The citations are provided in a variety of formats including bluebook.

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Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

HeinOnline has provided this database as a platform for research and to promote civil discourse on the myriad issues related to gun regulation. Their goal is to help facilitate productive discussions and help to bring all sides of this argument together to effect positive change and prevent more senseless loss of life, in the wake of several of the most deadly mass shootings in United States history.

Below is a view of the home page.

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This database provides various sources relating to Gun Regulation and Legislation including: periodicals, legislative history, CRS reports, congressional hearing reports, Supreme Court briefs, scholarly articles, and external links for further research.

Below, the green boxes indicate where these sources can be located from the home page.

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Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

SCOTUS Online Tools: CQ Supreme Court Collection

This is the fourth in a four part series highlighting Supreme Court online tools.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different online tool relating to the Supreme Court.

The fourth tool that will be highlighted is CQ Supreme Court Collection.  This tool is a website that monitors, records, and keeps track of recent Supreme Court cases, the Supreme Court Justices, and current news regarding the Supreme Court. This tool can be conveniently accessed here.

Below is what the homepage looks like.

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The “Cases” feature allows you to browse cases by Justice, case name, date range, or even by key words within a case.

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The “Justices” tab allows you to search Justices based on their name, term, or opinions they authored.

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The “Analyze Data” tool allows users to compare and analyze Justice Roles, Opinion Alignment, Opinion Writing, and Voting Bloc Analysis.

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Finally, “The Court Explained” breaks down key aspects of the Supreme Court’s role and the Constitution.

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Check out CQ Supreme Court Collection to explore some fun features that will assist in learning more and staying up-to-date about current Supreme Court cases.