Category «LLRX Book Review»

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips: The Little Red Book of Wine Law: A Case of Legal Issues

Heather A. Phillips recommends this slim volume as it provides an engaging and accessible introduction to American wine law and history that will broaden the reader’s appreciation of the wine industry. Though short and non-technical, this book is suitable for a surprising number of library collections.

Subjects: Columns, Legal Research, LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Just and Unjust Warriors: the moral and legal status of soldiers

Heather A. Phillips describes how though a series of eleven well-written and closely reasoned original essays this book question the treatments of many of the foundations of classical just war theory, such as a non-volunteer army, the use of private contractors as soldiers, the harmlessness of those not actively engaged in combat, the symmetry of combatants, proportionality and extreme emergency.

Subjects: Book Reviews, Human Rights, Legal Research, LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – We’re All Journalists Now: The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age

Heather A. Phillips highlights attorney John Gant’s contention that one’s title, income, and employer are at best side issues in determining who is a journalist in the day-to-day realities of issuing press passes as well as in larger policies such as the extension of shield laws.

Subjects: Blogs, Legal Research, LLRX Book Review, News Resources

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Tabloid Justice: Criminal Justice in an Age of Media Frenzy and The Star Chamber: How Celebrities Go Free and their Lawyers Become Famous

Heather A. Phillips reviews a new book whose main focus is on uses on six major criminal cases of the 1990s, as well as one that concentrates on the details of what really happens when the media circus invades the courthouse, and the effect it has on both the trial participants and the verdict.

Subjects: Columns, Criminal Law, LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – A Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law

Heather A. Phillips reviews Stephen S. Wu’s book whose focus is coming into compliance with the recent and complex new HIPAA requirements.

Subjects: Legal Research, LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Jerome Neus Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Heather A. Phillips’ reviews Jerome Neu’s exploration of the characteristics, purpose, intent and effects of insults.

Subjects: LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court

Heather A. Phillips’ evaluation of R. Kent Newmyer’s book is that it paints a compelling and nuanced portrait of Justice John Marshall, not so much as a man, but as a thinker.

Subjects: Court Resources, Legal Research, LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Sabrina I. Pacifici – The Yale Book of Quotations

Sabrina I. Pacifici reviews a dictionary of quotations that merits inclusion in your personal as well as professional collection.

Subjects: LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland

Heather A. Phillips recommends this book focusing on parallels between the 1940s Red Scare and current fears about terrorism. In this detailed account, the Weigands tell a cautionary tale of innocent people caught up in the madness of their times.

Subjects: LLRX Book Review

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips: Broken Government by John W. Dean

Heather A. Phillips reviews former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean’s new book that includes personal insights and commentary on all three branches of government.

Subjects: LLRX Book Review
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