Legal Patrimony of Haiti: An Annotated Bibliography

Legal Education, Legal History, The Legal Patrimony of Haiti Ben Boron

With the heightened interest in Haiti following the earthquake of 2010, and the troubled state of its institutions in the decades before that, the goal of The Legal Patrimony of Haiti: An Annotated Bibliography by the LLMC Staff is to provide a comprehensive and bilingual bibliographic foundation upon which Haitians and others of goodwill can re-start the process of building Haitian legal and governmental institutions. It incorporates a broader range of titles than has been traditional to reflect contemporary social science insight that the development of law in a country cannot be understood without some knowledge of the wider society and its historical legacies.

All of the annotations included are published in a bilingual format to facilitate use by both French and English language readers.

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New Supplementary Set just published from Hein!

Legal History, Military Law admin

The Iraq War (2003): A Documentary Legal History Supplementary Set, 2004-2007 by Christopher T. Anglim

The Iraq War marked the first time that the United States made a preemptive military strike against a sovereign nation, and now with this new supplementary set to Iraq War (2003) A Documentary Legal History readers can have access to all  of the documented history of how Congress handled the Iraq War since 2004 including congressional records, joint committee hearings, United Nations security council resolutions and presidential statements.

While the United States has been involved in many military actions in recent times, the Iraq War in 2003 is unique for several reasons. In addition to being one of the most controversial wars fought by the United States in modern times,

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Electronic Hein Cites 3-11

2011, Legal History admin

Featuring
By: E. Sidney Hartland
Primitive law refers to the customs or rules that governed savage people. The validity of these customs was dependent on their acceptance and recognition, as there were no written laws at the time. Formal changes were seldom made and, though unwritten, customs were followed and obeyed and often indistinguishable from the written laws we have today.
Hartland provides a systematic overview of primitive law and legislation while filing in a long existent gap in the literature focusing on primitive law in English.

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Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

2010, Food Drugs and Cosmetics, Legal History, Medical Jurisprudence admin

Public Law 108-173
Edited by: Michael Welsh

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 marks the greatest expansion of federal health care benefits for seniors and the disabled in nearly four decades. Among other matters, it created a new Medicare Part D, subsidizing prescription drug coverage for seniors, expands funding for rural hospitals, creates tax-free medical savings accounts, and sanctions HHS-approved drug imports from Canada. This legislative history gathers more than 170 documents that frame Congress’ intent in enacting this far-reaching legislation. The core documents, the law, committee reports, and floor debate are provided in five bound volumes. The full history, which also includes bills, hearings, and committee prints, is available on a full-text searchable DVD,

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Bibliography of Early American Law

2010, Bibliography, Legal History admin

2003 Supplement
Compiled by: Morris L. Cohen

When the original six volumes of Bibliography of Early American Law were published in 1998, it represented the culmination of an entire career of research for renowned lecturer, and Professor Emeritus at Yale Law School, Morris L. Cohen. While the bibliography contained more than 14,000 entries covering monographic and trial literature on American law and legal development up through 1860, Cohen has identified approximately 1,000 additional titles that needed further research and investigation, and therefore excluded these from the original six volume collection. After five years of additional research, Cohen completed and verified the entries, and added several more, to produce the 2003 Supplement to the Bibliography of Early American Law.

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Preserving the Past:

2010, Legal History, Legislative History admin

A Legislative History of the Freedman’s Bureau Records Preservation Act of 2000
Compiled by: William Sleeman

The Freedman’s Bureau Preservation Act of 2000, passed and signed in the waning days of the Clinton administration, would hardly qualify, at first glance, as a piece of landmark legislation, but that’s exactly what it was. Its passage was monumental in that it was accomplished during a period of otherwise intense partisanship and represented a rare example of both sides of the political divide coming together to protect an important but long neglected piece of American heritage. Preserving the Past documents the successful legislative effort to protect the records of what one historian has called our nation’s first social service agency.

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Joined in Common Enterprise:

2010, Bibliography, Legal History admin

A Bibliography on the Origins of Early Anglo-American Partnership Law
By: Christopher Anglim

Joined in Common Enterprise is an exhaustive bibliography that documents the history of partnership law and offers a clear and detailed outline of its development. The work covers the literary sources of early Anglo-American partnership law and the legal rules of partnership, providing in-depth examination of the growth of partnership law through the ages, from natural law and civil law to the law merchant and the common law. A detailed, annotated guide to the literary sources of partnership law, this bibliography will assist scholars in researching broad academic issues, help students who are seeking introductory material, and aid practitioners searching for the origins of particular legal doctrines.

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Copyright in Congress 1789-1904

2010, Bibliography, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Legal History admin

A Bibliography, and Chronological Record of all Proceedings in Congress in relation to Copyright from April 15, 1789, to April 28, 1904, First Congress, 1st session, to Fifty-eighth Congress, 2nd session
Prepared by: Thorvald Solberg

This work provides a comprehensive bibliography of all bills introduced in Congress relating to copyright, from the first ever session of Congress through the second session of 1904. This 1905 Library of Congress “bulletin” contains all resolutions, laws enacted and miscellaneous copyright documents that have been printed. This work is invaluable in the historical study of U.S. Copyright Law.

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Comparative Law

2010, Comparative Law, Legal History admin

Law, Reality and Society
Second Enlarged Edition
By: Alan Watson

This book does not deal with conventional comparative law. Rules and structures of one system are not set out against those of another for contrast. Rather, rules particular and general are examined to explain why they are as they are, and how they came to be. The author does not accept the supposition that, to a great extent, law reflects society or the power of the ruling elite. Chapters range from grand legislation to unrecognized law in action and daily life. This work will enhance any comparative law collection!

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The Civil Law of Spain and Mexico

2010, Civil Procedure, Legal History admin

By: Gustavus Schmidt

One of the first treatises in comparative law is available from William S. Hein & Co., Inc. The Civil Law of Spain and Mexico is Gustavus Schmidt’s classic work on civil law. In this rare work, published in 1851 in New Orleans, Schmidt provides notes and references regarding the principles of the modern codes that were in place at the time. In addition, he offers a historical introduction to Spanish and Mexican law, with an appendix that includes some of the most important acts of the Mexican congress. The Civil Law of Spain and Mexico is a great addition to any comparative law collection.

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