Suggested E-books from the Subject Specialists at the TWU Libraries
Glenda Lehrmann, Subject Specialist in Law, suggests the e-book titles below for Law students, faculty and others interested in the discipline.
Valuable library resources pertinent to this field (including news, suggested databases for research, recommended reading and more) are available in the Law Subject LibGuide (reachable via the TWU Libraries homepage under Research Resources/Subject LibGuides/Law).
Ms. Lehrmann is available for questions, research consultations and class instruction sessions. Reach her at 940-898-3710 or email@example.com>Clicking on any title will take you to the TWU catalog listing for that e-book (and a link for direct access).
I Dissent: Great Opposing Opinions in Landmark Supreme Court Cases Edited by Mark V. Tushnet
When a Supreme Court case is decided, a justice may write the decision (the majority opinion), agree with the outcome but for different reasons (a concurring opinion) or disagree (a dissenting opinion). I Dissent is a collection of dissents from famous Supreme Court cases. While the actual dissents are widely available, Tushnet's commentary throughout this book is what sets it apart.
Know Your Legal Rights: Protect Yourself from Common Legal Problems That Can Really Cost You from the Editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Legal Rights helps readers decide if they have a legal problem--and if and how they can resolve it on their own. Detailed coverage is provided of a wide range of legal topics, including auto insurance, marriage and divorce, live-in rights, hired contractors, medical dilemmas, estate planning, pensions, job discrimination and more. The book also shows how to find qualified legal counsel in the event a problem does require a lawyer
Free Speech on Trial: Communication Perspectives on Landmark Supreme Court Decisions Edited by Richard A. Parker
What speech should we protect? Why should we protect it? These two First Amendment questions are at the heart of Free Speech. Twenty legal communication scholars propose a variety of answers to these questions, but their essays reveal a shared, abiding concern--a constitutional guarantee of free speech and its relationship with communication practices in our society.
Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases by Carlos R. Soltero
Fourteen landmark Supreme Court cases which have significantly affected Latino rights are thoroughly examined. For each, Soltero provides historical and legal background on the issues involved, discussion of the justices' opinion/s and an analysis of the decision's significance. While considering issues such as education, the administration of criminal justice, voting rights, employment and immigration, Soltero seeks to demonstrate the Supreme Court's impact on the country's now-largest ethnic minority.
Psychology of the Supreme Court by Lawrence S. Wrightsman
Psychology thoroughly examines the Supreme Court's functioning from a psychological perspective. Factors of potential influence on the justices' decision-making are addressed, including their backgrounds, how they're nominated and appointed, the role of their law clerks, the power of the Chief Justice and day-to-day life in the Court. Also examined are the steps of the decision-making process, the ways in which the justices seek to remain collegial in the face of conflict and the degree of predictability in their votes.
Submitted by Sandy Cochran